At Atlanta Dentistry by Design, Dr. Freeman provides dental implants to his patients from in and around Atlanta, Georgia. He provides a variety of implant options to meet the unique needs of individual patients and offers detailed consultations to choose the best option for each patient.
For over 40 years dentists from around the world have placed dental implants in patients to restore their oral function. Implants are made from surgical grade titanium, due to its unique biocompatibility. In most cases, implants offer a permanent solution for one or more missing teeth. Like many modern medical and dental technologies, dental implants have dramatically improved over the last few decades. From the actual physical design to the surface, these devices are stronger, more adaptable, and provide better results for patients than ever. Dr. Freeman is able to offer his patients immediate function, which means that patients leave the office the day of surgery with a temporary in place and in as little as eight weeks from that date, the patient can receive their final crown. Dr. Freeman utilizes these advancements along with “State of the Art” CAT scan technology, and sophisticated surgical planning software to create an optimal patient experience.
Titanium is not only used for dental implants; but it is also the material used for many other types of medical devices, such as joint replacements. The properties of titanium allow the human bodies bone to integrate into the metals surface. This process is known as Osseointegration.
This amazing discovery was made by Dr. PI Branemark in the mid to late 1960’s and was funded by the Nobel Research Institute in Stockholm Sweden. Since then Millions of people have enjoyed an improved quality of life.
While a tooth supported bridge is a reasonable choice, it does have some significant disadvantages over a dental implant. For example, with a three-unit bridge, the enamel must be removed from the two adjacent teeth in order to cement the bridge in place. In addition, human bone needs a force applied against it in order to stay healthy and in place. With a three-unit bridge, the missing tooth is replaced with a “floating” tooth suspended between two crowns. Since a bridge does not apply force on the jawbone, the bone can deteriorate over time. This can lead to destabilization of the adjacent teeth, hygiene issues, and cosmetic challenges. A dental implant, however, recreates the natural anatomy and applies force to the bone. This keeps the bone healthy and in place. Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime while bridges have a life span of approximately 15 years.
The cost of your treatment may vary depending on your individual needs and treatment plan. Dr. Freeman and his staff will discuss with you the cost of your treatment, and each of your available payment plan options, so that you are able to make the best choice for you, your smile, and your family.
Your smile is yours forever, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the best dental care whenever you need it.
** Our practice accepts most major credit cards and we are familiar with most major insurance plans. **
Our office staff is always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork.
"Dr. Freeman and his staff are fantastic. You are seen on time and by smiling, happy people who genuinely care about your oral health."
"I've had the privilege of having good dentist visits my entire life, but Dr. Freeman's office gave me the very best experience I've ever had at the dentist!"
"I love this practice! The office staff is extremely friendly and the dental service is attentive, efficient, and fast. Can't say enough great things about this office!"
"The attention to detail that Dr. Freeman applies to his patients leaves little to no room for error. Best. Dentist. Ever. Period."
"The Atlanta Dentistry by Design Team is the best. They are very friendly and professional. They provide excellent customer service. "
I have been coming to Dr. Freeman's office for about 5 years now!! The staff are super friendly and always greet me with a smile!!
I went in with some rather serious issues -- Dr. Freeman and his team got me fixed up and on the best track for the future. Great place. Top notch and very warm staff.