You have probably heard a lot of information about how dental implants restore your smile by giving you the look and feel of a natural tooth. This does wonders in restoring the appearance of your smile and giving you back your confidence. However, did you know that dental implants in Huntsville, AL also provide many benefits for your oral health as well?
How Dental Implants Protect Oral Health
While you are struggling to navigate chewing, talking, and smiling, without your natural tooth, you probably aren't aware of what's happening behind the scenes. When you lose a tooth, you also lose the root. While this may not seem like a big deal, it has a significant impact on your oral health because when your jawbone doesn't have the stimulation from a tooth root, it begins to deteriorate. Loss of bone means a lack of support for neighboring teeth, and it can also impact your appearance by giving you a more sunken look.
If you don't replace your missing tooth, surrounding teeth begin to shift and move into the open space. This causes problems with bite alignment, which can result in painful issues with your jaw joint. It can also make your teeth more difficult to keep clean, which increases your risk of developing problems like gum disease and tooth decay.
A dental implant solves all of these concerns by replacing both your root and your tooth.
King Dental Provide Comprehensive Implant Dentistry
Dental implants do require a short surgical procedure for placement into your jawbone. Dr. King is well-equipped to perform this procedure here at our office, and we use 3D imaging to assist in planning the surgery ahead of time to make sure your procedure is accurate and efficient. Patients appreciate the fact that they can work with Dr. King for their entire procedure without being referred anywhere else for implant dentistry.
Would you like to learn more about dental implants? Contact King Dental today to schedule your consultation with Dr. King.