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 implants 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 Implants?
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 at 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 251-345-1000. You can also schedule an appointment online for your dental implants in Mobile, AL.
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