restorative dentistry

Restorative Dentistry

Cobb Center for Advanced Dentistry is committed to offering a full range of dentistry services. Whether you’ve had repairs or need a complete replacement, we recommend continual check-ups to assess your gums and bone density to assess the surrounding areas associated with your implant.

Dental Implants

Dental Implants

The main reason for us to have a jaw bone is to hold our teeth in place. If you lose one or more teeth, your body thinks it does not need the bone in that area anymore and it begins to “resorb” (dissolve) the bone. When this happens, our face loses support and sinks in, giving us an appearance of being much older than we actually are. The best way to stop this bone loss and early aging process is by replacing missing teeth with dental implants.

Jaw Decay Due to Tooth Loss

If you’ve lost one or more of your teeth to gum disease, injury or tooth decay, dental implants may be the best way to restore your smile.

Designed to match the color and look of surrounding teeth, dental implants are made of lightweight, surgical-grade titanium and are actually fused to your bone as permanent solutions.

When teeth begin to decay, the jaw bone does as well over time, thereby resulting in a small and shrunken look. Losing bone strength and structure in the jaw this way also tends to age a person greatly. Through dental implants, you can begin to regain that bone structure, strengthen your jaw and get back to showing off the strong, healthy smile you used to have.

Benefits of Dental Implants

With the help of dental implants, patients can experience improved chewing and speaking abilities, as well as a restored, beautiful smile and youthful appearance. Dental implants can also serve as sturdy support for a fixed dental bridge or denture.

Approximately 50% of people in America between the ages of 18 and 64 are missing one or more teeth. The most natural, functional, and advanced technology to replace a missing tooth (or teeth) is dental implants. Did you know:

  • More than 9 out of 10 implants last greater than 15 years.
  • Dental implants never develop decay, and will never require a root canal.
  • Dental implants preserve the jawbone, and prevent the look of premature aging due to a sunken face.

In addition to giving you the confidence to smile widely, dental implants can also provide the following benefits:

  • Improved speech. If you are missing teeth, or if you have been using dentures, you may unconsciously be mumbling or even slurring your words. With dental implants, there is no danger of the dentures slipping so you can speak comfortably and clearly.
  • Eating is easier. A gap in your mouth where a tooth used to be can make everyday activities like eating more difficult. Traditional dentures can slide and move as your tongue, cheek, and lip muscles move which doesn’t make eating any easier and often painful with sore spots. When you choose dental implants, you’ll have a mouth full of teeth again and will find yourself eating better for perhaps the first time in years!
  • Convenient and durable. There’s nothing to remove, because implants are fixed and they’re very durable. When taken care of, an implant may last a lifetime.
  • Improved oral health. Your dental implants will never decay, and you’ll never need root canals on them. If you have been diagnosed with advanced periodontal disease removing the teeth will get rid of the disease as well and you’ll have a healthier mouth and body.
  • May make you look younger! Because dental implants help preserve your jawbone, they can reduce a “sunken face” appearance and make you look years younger.

Entrust your smile to Marietta’s award-winning dentist. Get the look you want without the pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are dental implants?
If you’ve lost one or more of your teeth to gum disease, injury or tooth decay, dental implants may be the best way to restore your smile.

Designed to match the color and look of surrounding teeth, dental implants are made of lightweight surgical grade titanium and are actually fused to your bone as permanent solutions.

How are dental implants placed in the mouth?
There are two parts involved with getting dental implants. In the first procedure, a channel is created in the jawbone (where your roots would be in a regular tooth), and the implant is fitted into that channel. A temporary healing cap may be placed over the new channel to prevent your gum from closing over the implant. This surgery should not be painful and is generally done under local anesthesia just like other common dental procedures. However, we also provide sedation dentistry where you will be relaxed throughout the whole procedure and in most cases won’t even remember the appointment.

Then, your mouth will need to heal and the implant will fuse to the bone over a period of two to six months. When the implant has fused, your dentist will be able to attach a tooth restoration to the implant to finalize the procedure.

What if multiple teeth are missing?
If you are missing several teeth in a row, Dr. Patel may use a combination of implants and custom-designed bridgework or crowns to give you back a gap-free smile in as little as one day.

If it makes sense to replace all of your upper or lower teeth, implant-supported dentures may be used instead of traditional dentures. With implant-supported dentures, the dentures are connected to the implants so you don’t need to worry about the slipping and sliding that can occur with traditional dentures. You also won’t have to remove them and you’ll be able to eat any foods you like. These also provide additional support for your cheeks, lip, and face if you’ve had extensive gum tissue or bone loss.

How do I take care of implants?
Just as brushing, flossing, and regular cleanings are important for your natural teeth, they’re also important for your implants. Your Marietta dentist will also want to periodically monitor your new implants to make sure they’re doing what you want and need them to do.


Here at the Cobb Center for Advanced Dentistry in most cases all of your treatment will be done in house by one dentist, Dr. Patel. He is trained and accredited by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He will base your treatment in neuromuscular principles to ensure he gets you into the best bite relationship possible, giving you a more comfortable fit and making you look years younger.

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Implant Restoration

Implant Restoration

At Cobb Center for Advanced Dentistry, we provide implant restoration services when they’re necessary. Our staff knows the signs of implant problems, and we are committed to checking them each time we see you. During visits after having implants put in, we assess your gums, bone density and any part that’s connected to the implant. These checks are in an effort to keep you healthy and catch any problems with the implants.

When you receive implants, we will guide you on how best to take care of them. This will help you minimize problems and be aware if any present themselves. If you think there is an issue with your current implants, please let us know so we can check them.

At Cobb Center for Advanced Dentistry, we follow our ethical way of doing business when we approach implant restoration. This means that we put your health and well-being first. We always check your implants after we fit them, and we give you the information you need about your oral health and treatments.

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Teeth In A Day

Teeth in a Day (CEREC)

You may have heard about teeth in a day and wondered if it was a reality or if it would be possible for you. The good news is that, yes, it’s possible to get a full set of teeth in just one day! But you should be aware that there is a lot of planning and several other dental visits to make before that exciting day can happen.

When you choose Teeth in a Day, you will have all the teeth on your top or bottom jaw removed, implants placed in your bone, and temporary teeth installed on top of the implants, all in one day. Several months later, after you have healed, you will return to the dentist to have your temporary teeth removed and your permanent teeth placed.

If you do not need to have the entire arch of teeth removed, but rather just a few, you can still get Teeth in a Day through the same process as described above. However, they will be as single implants instead of the full arch all in one piece. This is often the favorable choice if you still have healthy natural teeth.

Why Choose The Cobb Center for Advanced Dentistry ?

At Cobb Center for Advanced Dentistry, we believe implant dentistry should always complement a patient’s oral health and general health. Cosmetic/implant procedures should be minimally invasive and should be completed in as few office visits as possible. Your dental work should improve your mouth’s health, function, and your smile, and that’s what we aim to accomplish with every patient.

If you are looking for a dentist in Marietta, GA, who can help restore your smile and your personal and professional self-confidence, contact us today at (770) 578-1331 for a consultation!

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Bridges

Bridges

When your teeth are missing, it greatly affects your smile. At the same time, the missing tooth has the potential to negatively affect your oral hygiene because of unprotected gum exposure. Dental bridges are one of many options aimed at improving the appearance and function of your teeth by replacing the missing tooth or teeth. During your exam, we will discuss whether or not dental bridges are right for you.

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Inlay and Onlays

Inlays and Onlays

Dental inlays and onlays are considered a conservative method of treating damaged teeth. They are used instead of placing a crown. Some dentists even use inlays and onlays to treat tooth decay. Instead of filling in the tooth, your dentist may use dental inlays and onlays.

Dental inlays and onlays are made in a dental lab and then fitted to your tooth. They are then bonded to your tooth.

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Cracked Tooth Repair

Cracked Tooth Repair

Cracked teeth can cause a variety of symptoms including pain while chewing, temperature sensitivities, and the release of biting pressure. It’s common for pain to come and go, which can make diagnosing the cause difficult.

While you chew, cracked pieces of your tooth move, causing the pulp within the tooth may become irritated. When biting pressure is released, the crack can close quickly resulting in sharp pain. If left untreated, the pulp will eventually become damaged and the tooth will constantly hurt, even when you are not chewing.

It is possible that cracks can lead to infection of the pulp tissue and can spread to the bone and gums surrounding the problem tooth.

There are different types of cracks, and each should be evaluated to prevent tooth loss and infection.

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Holistic Oral Surgery

Holistic Oral Surgery

When a tooth is removed for any reason, we can provide post-operative procedures to encourage healing and bone/tissue regeneration. This advanced protocol allows synthetic bone graft substitutes called NovaBone.

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Metal-Free Dental Implants

Metal-Free Dental Implants

Today’s implant options are typically titanium or ceramic. Many of our patients prefer ceramic over using the metal implants due to allergies or sensitivities.

Another significant advantage is that ultra-strong ceramic implants are resistant to corrosion and they support the tooth structure for a more stable foundation.

The ceramic material integrates entirely into the jawbone creating a stable bond. The material is also less sensitive to changes in temperature, and its one-piece design helps to reduce the build-up of oral bacteria which reduces the risk of inflammation around the implant.

The natural look of the implants remains constant over time because the white material won’t show discoloration at the gum line like metal implants can.

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Holistic Oral Surgery

Neuromuscular Dentistry

When a tooth is removed for any reason, we can provide post-operative procedures to encourage Neuromuscular dentistry refers to the functioning and positioning of your jaw. It is the way your lower and upper teeth meet as a result of how your muscles, teeth, and joints work together to connect them. Patients that see the most benefits are those who are currently suffering from pain or discomfort in the head, neck, and jaw areas. These can manifest in a variety of ways including migraines, fibromyalgia, and TMJ disorder (TMD). If other treatments haven’t provided relief, contact us today.

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