With Adult Tooth Loss, You’ll Be Missing More Than Teeth


You can lose a tooth fast as the result of an accident or it can happen slowly through prolonged disease or decay. But, regardless of how adult tooth loss occurs, it will be a painful and traumatic experience. You can bet that it will alter your life, and not in a good way. But there is some encouraging news for anyone in the Mobile, AL area who is missing teeth: Dr. Whatley can restore your smile, and your quality of life through a dental implant procedure. Keep reading to hear more about it, and then be sure to follow up with our team to schedule your dental implant consultation at Alabama Family Dental.

Your Health Will Suffer Along With Your Looks

It stands to reason that, if you are missing teeth, you won’t be able to chew much of anything and you will be forced to change your diet accordingly. You might gravitate towards things that are easier to get down, but may not be so beneficial to your health. Your body will pay the price before too long, if you don’t find a way to fix the problem.

In addition to the adverse impact on your health, tooth loss changes your appearance. For starters, your cheeks will eventually collapse, adding unwanted years to your look. Plus, the empty areas where your teeth used to be will be visible each time you open your mouth to break bread with friends, share a laugh with loved ones, speak to your coworkers, and so forth.

Everything about this situation will cause you to feel ashamed and will leave you not wanting to smile or socialize any more than you absolutely must. That is no way to be! The good thing is that, with our dental implant procedure, you can greatly improve your health AND your looks in just two easy steps. Let’s look at how that happens.

Dental Implants Are The Answer

Here’s the deal: our dental implants are artificial substitutes for your natural teeth. They are surgically inserted into your jawbone right here in our Mobile, AL office. It works like this: First, a titanium post will be inserted into your jaw. This post, which actually looks more like a screw, will create a sturdy foundation for a prosthetic tooth (a dental crown) that will be attached a few months later, after the post has fused with your jawbone.

After the crown is affixed, you’ll immediately recapture most of your biting power so you can once again eat more nutritious meals.

Much like a cosmetic treatment, our dental implants will match the look and feel of your natural teeth and can flesh out your collapsed facial structure, making you appear vibrant and young. With any luck, they will actually add years to your life, with all of the health benefits they can bring.

If you’ve gone for years without teeth or you are a long-time denture wearer, dental implants can change your life, for the better!

Take Back Your Smile Today!

We hope that this post has been helpful. To find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants, schedule your consultation right away.