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Are You A Candidate For Dental Implants?

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If you have one or more missing teeth, there is no question that dental implants are the way to go in terms of restoring your smile. Dental implants have changed the face of modern dentistry. They have the ability to provide a tooth that not only looks real, but one that feels and functions naturally too. Dental implants involve the surgical placement of a titanium post into the jawbone. Once this implant post fuses to the bone, it can act as an artificial tooth root. Next, an implant restoration is placed on top, which is typically a crown, bridge or denture.

While dental implants are an unrivaled solution for tooth replacement, there are a few criteria that must be met in order for implants to be successful. Ideal candidates for dental implants include the following:

Good general health
It is recommended that patients should be in strong overall health. Patients who have uncontrolled diabetes or an autoimmune disorder that may influence healing may not be good candidates for implants.
Healthy teeth and gums
There should be no presence of gum disease before getting dental implants. Many patients lose teeth due to gum disease; therefore it is a common concern. However, patients should seek gum disease therapy prior to considering dental implant surgery.
Sufficient bone density
It is critical that patients have enough bone density to support the dental implant. The jawbone can atrophy when teeth are missing or even when they are replaced with traditional dentures. Therefore, if a patient has waited several years after missing teeth, they may need a bone graft in order to receive dental implants.
Nicotine is a vasoconstrictor and can significantly impact the body’s natural healing response. Any smoking or chewing tobacco habits should be dropped to facilitate healthy dental implants.
Commitment to good oral hygiene
While it is important that your mouth be healthy before dental implants, it is equally important that you are committed to keeping it healthy after you dental implant placement. Ideal candidates should have a strong adherence to oral care at home as well as routine dental visits.

The above list is simply a guideline to dental implant candidacy. The only way to know for sure if you qualify for dental implants is let your dentist evaluate you. At Mitzi Morris, DMD, we are proud to offer a full menu of tooth replacement solutions so that you can smile confidently and comfortably for years to come.

Posted on behalf of Mitzi D. Morris

1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

Phone: 678-459-2990

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

    Marc Mamane

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Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

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