Missing Teeth? Give Your Smile New Life with Dental Implants

Losing natural teeth can be disheartening. It’s hard to smile with confidence when you have significant gaps in your smile. Fortunately, there are restorative dental options for resolving tooth loss issues, one of which is dental implants.Implants from Lifestyle Dentistry in Smyrna, Georgia, will infuse new life into your smile so you can confidently flash your pearly whites.

Dental Implants
Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.

The Implant Process

Implant treatment is a process that involves oral surgery. Dr. Aja Nichols will surgically insert the implant into your jawbone and wait for it to fuse with your bone system, a process that can take up to six months to complete. This implant will function like a tooth root in supporting your replacement tooth. Once the implant has healed, Dr. Nichols will add an abutment to hold your restoration and wait two weeks for it to heal. Lastly, a restoration is attached to make your smile complete.

Rebuild Your Smile Naturally 

Implants can rebuild your smile naturally, as they look, feel and function like natural teeth. They’re the only dental restorative treatment that replaces your teeth and their roots to give you a smile that’s strong, secure, and stable. 


  • Restore your chewing power so you can eat all your favorite foods
  • Keep your prosthetics firmly in place when you talk, laugh, or chew
  • Act like tooth roots in stimulating bone growth to keep your jaw healthy and strong
  • Prevent dental drift to keep remaining teeth in alignment
  • Can last a lifetime, providing a permanent solution for missing teeth

Your restoration (dental crown for single implants, a bridge for replacing multiple teeth, or dentures for replacing all of your teeth) will be custom-designed and fitted for your use. Customizing your restoration ensures it fits comfortably, functions properly, and exudes an attractive, natural-looking appearance.

If you’d like to learn more about our implant treatments, contact Dr. Aja Nichols from Lifestyle Dentistry, Smyrna, GA, at (678) 884-4494.

Aja Gilmore-Nichols, DDS

Dr. Aja Nichols

Aja Gilmore-Nichols, DDS, attended dental school in Indiana and served in the US Navy for five years before settling in Smyrna, GA. After receiving her Georgia licensure, she worked for ‘corporate dentistry’ and a mobile dental company caring for underserved elementary and middle school children before opening Lifestyle Dentistry in 2016.

Dr. Nichols focuses on the ABCs of dentistry: Airway, Breath, and Cosmetics. With a mission to “do the right things, at the right time, for the right reasons,” she likes to educate her patients so they can make informed decisions. She aims to provide relationship-focused dentistry that helps her patients achieve their dental goals.