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Dental Implants Sandy Springs, Atlanta, GA

With so many options available today, choosing the right tooth replacement option can feel like a daunting task. But the choice is easy at Flax Dental! Atlanta dentist, Dr. Hugh Flax, offers dental implants which are the gold standard of restorative dentistry. These high-quality dental restorations mimic the natural structure of your tooth roots, providing unmatched durability and longevity. 

Dr. Flax is passionate about restoring our patients’ smiles with dental implants. He has accreditations from the International Congress of Implantology and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Continue reading to discover the benefits of implant dentistry.

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What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of biocompatible materials such as titanium surgically placed into your jawbone. These implants are sturdy foundations for replacement teeth, called dental crowns, ensuring a secure anchor in your mouth. Unlike traditional dentures or bridges, dental implants offer a long-lasting solution that looks and feels like natural teeth.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a range of benefits that make them an excellent choice for replacing missing teeth. Here are some of the key advantages of dental implants:

  • Improved Aesthetics: Dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth. We customize them to match the color, size, and shape of your existing teeth.
  • Increased Stability: Dentists securely anchor dental implants in your jawbone. The permanent placement provides a stable foundation for replacement teeth. This stability prevents slippage or movement of the prosthetic teeth as well. You will be able to enjoy your favorite foods without worry.
  • Preservation of Bone Health: When you lose a tooth, the underlying jawbone can deteriorate over time. Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, just like natural tooth roots. They prevent bone loss and preserve the integrity of your facial structure.
  • Longevity and Durability: With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. Biocompatible materials such as titanium create a strong and durable foundation for the replacement teeth.
  • Convenience and Ease of Maintenance: Dental implants eliminate the need for messy adhesives or specialized cleaning routines. You can maintain them with regular brushing, flossing, and dental care check-ups, just like your natural teeth.

The Dental Implants Process at Flax Dental

Understanding the dental implant process can help you prepare for your treatment. Furthermore, it can help you decide if this is the right treatment for you.

Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation, our Sandy Springs dental implant specialist will thoroughly evaluate your oral health and determine your eligibility for the procedure. The initial visit will involve a comprehensive exam, X-rays, CT scans, and impressions of your teeth and jaw.

Treatment Planning

Once we’ve established that dental implants are the right choice for you, Dr. Flax will develop a customized treatment plan. This plan will account for factors such as the number of missing teeth, bone density, and overall oral health.

Dental Implant Placement

The next step involves the surgical placement of the dental implants into your jawbone. First, we will put you under local anesthesia. Then, our skilled oral surgeon will carefully insert the dental implant posts into the predetermined locations. Next, we will leave the implant posts to integrate and fuse with the surrounding jawbone over several months.


During the osseointegration phase, the dental implants fuse with your jawbone. The fusion creates a strong and durable foundation for the replacement teeth or prosthetic. This process is crucial for the long-term success of the dental implant treatment.

Abutment Placement

Once osseointegration is complete, Dr. Flax will attach the abutments to the dental implants. These abutments connect the implants with the final prosthesis. The final product can either be a single crown, implant-supported bridge, or full implant denture.

Finishing Touches

Finally, the dentist attaches the custom-designed dental crown to the abutments. We will make sure it matches your natural teeth in size, shape, and color. These crowns will not only enhance your mouth but also restore your ability to eat, speak, and chew normally.

Teeth-in-a-Day Implants in Sandy Springs, GA

Stop letting the pain and embarrassment of missing and damaged teeth hold you back. Thanks to our award-winning team and modern dental facility, we can plan, create, and place your implants all in one office.

Are you a candidate for single-visit implants?

  • Do you have one or more missing or damaged teeth?
  • Do you want instant results?
  • Do you want a modern alternative to dentures?
  • Do you not have a medical condition that may negatively affect bone healing?

If you answered yes, Teeth-in-a-Day may be an amazing opportunity for you!

Teeth-in-a-Day is a hybrid implant bridge that maximizes the use of your available jaw bone. Using 3D technology, we’ll plan and place up to 8 posts in one visit and secure a temporary set of dentures on top. Following a recommended 6-month healing period, Dr. Flax will place the permanent dental prosthesis on top of the implants.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are answers to your questions about dental implants and same-day implants.

Who’s a good candidate for implants?

Most people are great candidates for dental implants! We often recommend this state-of-the-art tooth-replacement treatment for those who:

  • Have any damaged or missing teeth
  • Are missing a single tooth
  • Need one or more permanent teeth pulled
  • Are unhappy with or don’t want traditional dentures

The biggest reasons implants are less successful are smoking habits and underlying medical conditions that affect bone growth.

Does the dental implant procedure hurt?

During the implant placement surgery, you will be under local anesthesia, ensuring you don’t experience any pain. After the procedure, you may experience some discomfort and swelling. You can manage temporary discomfort with over-the-counter pain medications.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. With proper maintenance, routine dental appointments, daily brushing and flossing, and a healthy diet, they can last a lifetime.

How long does the entire dental implant process take?

The duration of the dental implant process varies from patient to patient. The length of the process depends on individual factors like the need for bone grafting or the complexity of your case. On average, the process can take anywhere from several months to a year.

Can you do an extraction and an implant in the same visit?

Yes, this may be an option for some patients who need both an extraction and an implant. Dr. Flax will be able to provide guidance on the best treatment plan for your specific situation. We would love to talk to you about what your options are during your implant consult.

Will I need a bone graft or bone substitute?

The oral surgeon will preform a bone graft only if you do not have enough jawbone to support the prosthetic. However, thanks to a unique placement technique, Dr. Flax can often place your implant utilizing your existing jawbone.

Who will be completing my “teeth in a day” surgery?

If you have a complex case that requires additional expertise, Dr. Flax will refer you to outside specialists. He will ensure you receive the best outcome possible.

Dr. Hugh Flax has accreditations from the International Congress of Implantology and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. The world-famous Dr. Thomas Balshi personally trained Dr. Flax. Dr. Thomas Balshi’s breakthrough implant design and positioning technique makes same-day placement possible.

If you think dental implants and artificial teeth are an option for you, call us at 470-635-3604. Thanks to his background, Dr. Flax frequently helps patients who have otherwise lost hope of ever achieving a healthy smile.