You know that living without a full set of teeth has left you unfulfilled at dinnertime, embarrassed at happy hour, and in poorer health overall. But you may not know what to do about it. Fortunately, our Mobile, AL dentist’s office has a way to get you back in the high life before you know it: dental implants.
Keep reading to learn more about implants, and then be sure to get in touch to schedule your appointment with Dr. Whatley so that we can begin your transformational journey.
We thought we’d frame today’s post around some commonly asked questions…
Are Dental Implants False Teeth?
Yes, but not like the ones your grandpa had. Dental implants are actually small rods, normally made from titanium, that kind of look like a screw. They are surgically inserted into your jaw and then a replacement tooth-like piece (a crown) is attached to create a resilient new smile.
Here’s an added advantage: once implants are inserted, they immediately begin to merge with the bone in your jaw and act as the roots of your teeth, which ensure that you don’t fall victim to bone and gum tissue loss.
Is The Surgery Painful?
Not really. We will do everything in our power to make it a pain-free and pleasant experience for you. That includes employing sedation dentistry techniques to guarantee that your visit is smooth and comfortable. It really is a simple surgery.
Will My Dental Implants Be Comfortable?
Indeed! Our implants are designed to feel like your natural teeth. The artificial tooth, or crown, is custom-made to fit your mouth. It will be the right size, shape, and color to blend in with the rest of your teeth. You will hardly know that they are not the real thing after you get used to them. You will look great and feel great when we are through with you.
Will Dental Implants Last A Long Time?
If you consider forever to be a long time, then: YES!
Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime but they will require some maintenance, just like your real teeth.
Brushing twice a day for two or more minutes, flossing and rinsing regularly, and visiting the dentist every three to six months will keep you smiling.
Get this: according to recent studies, dental implants can even add years to your life!
Are Implants The Best Restorative Solution For Me?
That depends. But we certainly hope so! The best candidates for dental implant surgery are patients who are in good health overall. And your jaw bone must also be thick and tall enough to support the implant.
When you are here for your consultation, Dr. Whatley will evaluate your mouth and jaw and determine the best way to restore the missing teeth.
When Can I Get Started?
Today! If you would like to learn more about dental implants and get started with your transformational journey, you can schedule a consultation today with Dr. James Whatley by calling our Mobile, AL dentist’s office at 251-241-0890. You can also contact us online right away!