Cutting Edge Dental Implants in Mobile, AL
Missing teeth is more than just a cause for embarrassment. It can be difficult to eat the foods you once enjoyed. Lost teeth can also lead to misaligned bites and jaw bone deterioration. To avoid these problems, it’s important to replace the tooth as soon as possible. Alabama dentist Dr. Whatley recommends dental implants as the best teeth replacement solution if you are missing one tooth or all of your teeth.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots. An implant is a tiny rod usually made of titanium or another biocompatible material. The oral surgeon makes an opening in the gums and embeds the implant into your jawbone. Once the area heals and the implant has fused with your bone, the artificial tooth or dental crown is attached on top of the implant. Dental implants can also be used to secure bridges and dentures.
If you’ve gone for years without teeth or you are a long-time denture wearer, dental implant can change your life. Dental implants look and function just like real teeth. Our patients are amazed at how life-like these restorations are. Dental implants:
- Restore full function and chewing ability
- Improve your smile’s appearance
- Help prevent jaw bone deterioration
- Allow you to eat the foods you love
- Are long-term, lasting teeth replacement solutions
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implant?
The best candidate for dental implant surgery is someone who is in good general health. If present, gum disease and visible decay are treated first before the implant is placed. Your jaw bone must also be thick and tall enough to support the implant. Your dentist in Alabama Family Dental will evaluate your mouth and jaw and determine the best way to restore the lost tooth.
If you would like to know more about life-changing dental implants in Mobile, AL, schedule a consultation today with Dr. James Whatley by calling our office at 251-241-0890. You can also use our online form to make an appointment.