Getting into a sudden car crash while pulling onto Old Shell Road, or experiencing a prolonged period of decay and disease in your mouth can leave you at a loss, literally, if your teeth become dislodged. When this occurs, there is sure to be blood, pain, and trauma, not to mention embarrassment.
Still, you will need to try to remain as calm as you can. And as awful as that initial onslaught may be, you will need to find a treatment solution fast, in order to keep the situation from deteriorating even more.
At Alabama Family Dental, we think that your most viable solution for treating tooth loss is through a dental implant procedure. The best candidates for dental implant surgery are folks who are in good health, generally speaking. Any gum disease or visible decay will need to be addressed first before any implants can be placed. Your jaw bone must also be thick and tall enough to support the implant.
But why should you bother with all that?
You’ll Be Missing More Than Teeth
When everything is working as it should, you don’t know how good you really have it. Yet, our bodies are run by complex, interconnected systems that depend on the simple things, like chewing healthy, fiber-rich foods, to keep your total wellness on track.
Obviously, if you are missing teeth, you won’t be able to chew much 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 at hand.
Beyond the implications for your health, tooth loss changes your appearance. For one thing, your cheeks will 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 share a meal, speak with loved ones, break out in laughter, and so forth.
All of this will cause shame and leave you not wanting to smile or socialize any more than you have to. That is no way to go through life! Fortunately, with our dental implant procedure, you can greatly improve your health AND your looks in just two simple steps.
Dental Implants Can Turn Things Around
Dental implants are artificial substitutes for your natural teeth. They are surgically inserted into your jawbone right here in our Mobile, AL office. Here’s the way it works:
At 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.
Kind of 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.
Restore Your Smile Today!
To find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants, schedule your consultation right away. Just contact us in Mobile, AL to make it happen!