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COVID-19 Update
In the wake of the unprecedented COVID19 pandemic and the safety of our staff and patients, Dr. Lentz closed our office temporarily at the end of last week, 20th March, 2020.
Our voicemail has been updated to instruct patients with dental emergencies to follow the prompts to reach Dr. Lentz. This web notice is to inform patients that state and federal mandates recommend we close our office until we can equip ourselves with proper protective equipment. That equipment is not yet available because it is being directed to front line emergency workers in hospitals handling the outbreak. At this time, we are working closely with specialists to treat emergency dental conditions that are resulting in pain, swelling and fever.
State wide - No restorative treatment will be rendered at this time. Just emergency treatment (i.e. root canals and extractions) by our specialists.
Think of Dr. Lentz as a quarterback directing emergency traffic to the proper specialists. Please feel free to call and leave a message for emergency: 678-802-1209. Dr. Lentz will call back as soon as possible to trouble shoot your specific concern. We are monitoring daily, awaiting proper protective equipment orders to arrive, and will update our Lanier Valley Dentistry Family with any changes.

Multiple Teeth Implants
Dacula, GA


Here at Lanier Valley Dentistry we understand that missing even one tooth can be traumatic. Missing several teeth can be devastating. In the short term, missing teeth can hinder clear speech, and limit your diet. You may feel too embarrassed to smile and experience a lack of confidence, hindering your interactions with others. The long-term effects are even worse, putting you at greater risk for bone degeneration, facial collapse, the spread of infection to hard and soft tissue, and loss of even more teeth.

The good news is that there are many solutions available to you, and we are here to help you determine which one is right for you.

Implant Restorations


Did you know that people have been trying to replace missing teeth with dental implants for the last 4,000 years? How lucky are we to be alive during a time where we can create an artificial tooth that almost perfectly imitates natural teeth in form and function?

Implant restorations, also known as dental implants, are the gold standard solution for replacing missing teeth. The term implant refers specifically to a titanium post that is secured to the jawbone. A restoration, in the field of dentistry, is a life-like artificial tooth that is secured to the implant to create the appearance of a natural tooth.

Like natural teeth, restorations are permanent, functional, and aesthetically pleasing. It should also be noted that only solutions with implants can prevent jawbone degeneration and promote blood flow beneath the gums. However, you should know that the process in some cases can be lengthy depending on your pre-existing health.

Dentures


There is no doubt about it, dentures have come a long way in the last several decades, and they do have several benefits many patients find quite attractive. Unlike the other options available to you, dentures do not require oral surgery. If you experience complications with your dentures, they can be easily modified and repaired.

Every day dentures become more realistic and customizable. Whether you are just replacing one tooth or several, we can make a prosthetic that works for you.

However, there are still some drawbacks to dentures. Patients will have to modify their diet and might struggle with certain pronunciations. These challenges occur because denture prosthetics are not as strong or as secure as your natural teeth. This movement generates friction, which can irritate the skin and cause sores.

Dental Bridges


A dental bridge is a prosthetic, artificial tooth, or even dental resin that is strategically placed in the empty pocket or pockets between either natural teeth or implants. The natural teeth or implants are referred to as posts, and they support the prosthetic, creating a metaphorical bridge that closes the once empty gap in your arch. This option can be great for people who are only missing a few teeth.

Implant Secured Dentures


An implant secured denture is a hybrid solution for those who are missing all of their teeth in either or both of their upper or lower arches. There are many different types of implant secured dentures, and so it is hard to speak broadly about this solution. Typically, implants will strategically be placed along the arch where there is enough available bone mass to support the implant. After the implants are installed, a denture-like prosthetic will be attached to the implant.

Unlike normal dentures, implant secured dentures are long lasting, durable, and fully functional. They are also aesthetically life-like. Most implant secured dentures do not need to be removed and are a permanent solution to significant tooth loss.

Call us today at (678) 802-8654 to schedule an appointment.

Office:

3635 Braselton Hwy, Suite C
Dacula, GA 30019


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Hours:

Mon 8-2 by appt only
Tues - Thurs 9-5
Fri 8-2