Happier Holidays with Dental Implants

Do you have photos from the holidays last year? If you do, take a look at them. Are you smiling in these photos and showing-off your teeth? Or is there something preventing you from displaying a toothy grin? If you’re missing teeth, you may feel embarrassed to smile or show-off your teeth.

At Alabama Family Dental on Mobile, AL, while we’re preparing for Thanksgiving and the holiday season; we’d also like to help prepare your smile for the holidays. Among our great dental services, we offer dental implants to replace missing teeth.

The most immediate benefits of dental implants are related to your health; dental implants restore your ability to chew and prevent the deterioration of your jawbone. But what many patients don’t realize is that dental implants can also improve their self-confidence.

Think of all the photos that will be taken of you this holiday season. Maybe your mom will grab a quick photo of you when you’re finished cooking the Thanksgiving meal. Perhaps your daughter will use her iPhone to grab a photo of you with your son who has been away at college. The holiday season is meant to be a memorable time; filled with all of your friends and family.

So wouldn’t it be nice to be able to show-off how happy you are in your photos? At Alabama Family Dental in Mobile, AL, we’ve helped countless numbers of patients regain their ability to smile with pride. Our favorite days in the office are when we can work to replace a patients missing teeth with dental implants.

Are you wondering exactly what a dental implant is? Or how it differs from a dental bridge or dentures? Then let us explain. A dental implant is replacement tooth root for a missing tooth. They are rods or screws constructed out of a biocompatible material such as titanium. This rod is place into your jawbone and then used to hold a dental restoration.

Dental implants differ from dentures and dental bridges because it is an actual surgical replacement for a missing tooth. Traditionally, dentures rest on your gums and require an adhesive material to remain attached. A dental bridge is generally held-in place by dental crowns on the sides of the missing tooth. While dentures and dental bridges are a great option for many patients, we recommend the stability and durability offered by dental implants.

Dental implants are the most secure way to replace missing teeth; they actually look and function just like your natural teeth, Dental implants are also more durable than dentures or dental bridges alone. We actually use dental implants to secure in place a restoration such as a crown, or even a dental bridge or dentures. We tend to use dental crowns to replace a single missing tooth, implant-secured dental bridges to replace multiple missing teeth, and implant-retained dentures if the patient is missing all of their teeth.

At Alabama Family Dental in Mobile, AL, we believe in dental implants because they can be a life-changing procedure. We’ve had numerous patients come to us; some had gone for years with missing teeth; others wore dentures for decades. We were successfully able to use dental implants on these patients to improve their quality of life.

If that sounds hyperbolic, just speak to some of our former patients! With dental implants, we’ve helped numerous patients regain their ability to chew and restored the full-function of their teeth. That means they could eat the foods they loved once again! We’ve also improved the self-confidence of numerous patients by improving the appearance of their smiles.

One of the best parts of dental implants is that are a long-term and lasting replacement for missing teeth. They also help prevent the deterioration of your jawbone. When you’re missing teeth, your jawbone actually begins to shrink and shift your remaining teeth out of place. That can be a big problem and lead to further missing teeth; dental implants replace your god-given tooth root and prevent this problem.

Make An Appointment

Are you considering dental implants? You need to be in good general health to receive a dental implant; we may have treat you for any signs of gum disease or tooth decay before we place the implant. The we can make sure this is the last Thanksgiving you have to suffer through with missing teeth. Call Alabama Family Dental at 251-241-0890 to make an appointment.