Can I Afford Dental Implants?

Affordable Dental Implants in Atlanta Many of my patients ask this question, and I understand that they want to be sure of the financial commitment they are considering. Instead of that question, I wish they were asking me “Can I afford not to get a dental implant procedure?” If you recently lost a tooth or…

Steps for a successful dental implant surgery

You’re considering getting having a dental implant procedure done and now you want more information. You’ve come to the right place! At Dr. Gail McLaurin DMD, Atlanta periodontics specialist, we specialize in state of the art dentistry and have extensive education about, and experience with, dental implant surgery. At your initial consultation we will thoroughly…

Dental Implant Questions ANSWERED

1. Why should I replace my missing tooth with a dental implant rather than a bridge or a removable partial denture? Implant supported crowns stand alone and do not involve, damage, or depend on adjacent teeth for their support.  With a bridge, adjacent teeth need to be “ground down” to accommodate the bridge. These “ground down”…

Avoid Dental Implant Nightmares

We are seeing more and more publicity about dental implants in the media. I am so happy that the public is being educated about this excellent way to replace missing teeth. However, the public also needs to know that placing and restoring dental implants is not always a slam dunk. I have had patients referred…

What is a PRGF Machine?

Dentistry has witnessed enormous advances while I have been practicing.  Patients are always looking for alternatives to gum surgery and to tooth replacement.  Sometimes, surgery is our only alternative, but it does not need to be a terrible experience.  Sedation helps patients get through the actual surgery, still they dread the healing process.  In January…