What’s the deal with missing teeth? Missing teeth can be embarrassing. They can make it nearly impossible to eat the foods you love. Steak? Out of the question. They can also lead to further dental problems; like the deterioration of your jawbone and misaligned bites. Ouch.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Dental implants can improve your quality of life; with a quick set of implants you can repair your altered appearance and return to chomping on a nicely grilled steak. At Alabama Family Dental in Mobile, AL, we offer cutting edge dental implants.
In today’s blog post, we are going to give you the 411 on dental implants. We believe it’s important for our patients to know all their options, and know that they don’t have to live with missing teeth anymore.
Today we’ll describe the process of installing dental implants, the benefits dental implants provide, as well as an explanation of who dental implants can benefit. Hang on to your hats, because we’re going on a fly-by tour of the exciting world of dental implants. And that’s not hyperbole.
Installing Dental Implants
Dental implants essentially act as an artificial tooth root. Our implants are small rods, made of biocompatible materials such as titanium. A trained and experienced oral surgeon will make a small opening into your gums. The oral surgeon will then embed the rod into your jawbone.
After the rod is installed into your jaw, we will allow the gum to heal. The dental implant will then fuse to your jawbone naturally. After this process has taken its course, we will place an artificial tooth or dental crown onto the rod. We can also use a dental implant to secure a dental bridge and/or a set of dentures.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
It doesn’t matter how long you’ve gone without teeth; or even if you’ve been a longtime wearer of dentures. Dental implants can greatly improve your quality of life. Dental implants function just like your natural god-given teeth; in addition they look just like real teeth as well.
Dental Implants are the best way to restore the full function of your teeth; allowing you to chew with ease. Dental implants can also make you look great, by improving the appearance of your smile. Dental implants relieve pressure on your jaw, preventing the deterioration of your jaw bone.
Best of all, dental implants are a long-term and lasting replacement for missing teeth.
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
Dental implants are appropriate for many people; however they cannot work in all cases. You generally need to be in good general health for a dental implant to be successful. Your jawbone must also be healthy; we will examine it to determine that it is thick and/or tall enough to support a dental implant.
Before we install a dental implant, we may also need to treat some other dental conditions present in your mouth.
Generally, that means treating visible tooth decay and/or gum disease. This step helps ensure that an implant will be successful. If dental implants aren’t right for you, we can also provide you with other treatment options.
Make An Appointment
If you’re ready to learn more about dental implants, then contact our office. At Alabama Family Dental in Mobile, AL, we’re happy to answer any questions you may have about dental implants, and guide you through the process.
Call our office at 251-241-0890 to make an appointment.