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ATLANTA, GA, August 11, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Missing teeth can take a toll on a person's confidence and ability to properly eat. While losing a tooth is not always avoidable, Dr. Thomas Kauffman is available to help patients who have gaps in their teeth regain their smiles. When teeth are missing, Dr. Kauffman offers patients in Atlanta dental implants to replace gaps in their smile.
"People who have lost teeth may feel too self-conscious to smile, or even talk. Biting irregularities can also develop due to tooth loss, which leads to poor eating habits and secondary health problems, such as malnutrition. It is important to replace missing teeth, which is why I am happy to continue to offer dental implants as the best option," said Dr. Thomas Kauffman about dental implants for patients in Atlanta, GA.
Before placing dental implants, Dr. Kauffman will assess a patient's bone density. If there is not enough bone or significant bone loss has occurred, a patient might need bone grafting before the implant is placed. Once a patient is assessed for proper bone density, Dr. Kauffman will explain the treatment plan. Next, Dr. Kauffman will select the appropriate implant system and size of the implant before it is surgically placed.
As the implant is securely placed into a patient's jawbone, a protective screw cover or cap will be placed over the implant, and then the gum tissue is sutured over the top. The patient's dental implant is then left to heal for approximately six months, which is a process called osseointegration. During this process, the bone tissue around the implant grows onto the roughened surface of the implant so that it effectively becomes part of the jawbone and can securely hold a restoration in place. After healing is complete, the screw cover is removed and an abutment is placed on the implant, which serves as an anchorage point to securely hold a restoration in place.
"Dental implants are not for everyone, but with a consultation we would be more than happy to assess your teeth and determine the best treatment option. For an implant to be successful, a candidate must have proper bone density and have a strong immune system. In every dental implant case, strict oral hygiene is required," said Dr. Thomas Kauffman, a dentist in Atlanta, GA.
For more information on dental implants, patients can visit the website for Dr. Thomas Kauffman at http://www.atlantasedationdentistry.org/. Dr. Kauffman strives to be the best Atlanta dentist, which can be further seen through the availability of dental implants at his dental practice.
About Dr. Thomas Kauffman, DDS, PC: For the past 38 years, Dr. Thomas Kauffman has been providing his patients with exceptional dental health care. He completed his undergraduate studies at North Central College in Illinois, and then received his DDS from Loyola University in Chicago. Dr. Kauffman's general practice residency was completed in the United States Army Dental Corps, and opened his own private dental practice in 1977-fulfilling his dream. Additionally, Dr. Kauffman firmly believes in continuing education, and is committed to staying abreast of leading, cutting edge dentistry techniques, which are essential for providing patients with the highest quality care possible.
Dr. Thomas Kauffman
133 Peachtree Street N.E. Suite 4050
Atlanta, GA Dental 30303
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