Are you missing a tooth? If so, you know what a frustrating experience it can be. You probably feel self-conscious and don’t want to smile. You might feel discomfort when you try to eat your favorite foods, and your speech might be affected. Because our society places such a stigma on missing teeth, you might even be missing out on career opportunities.
As if this wasn’t bad enough, the problems caused by missing teeth go even deeper than you know. Once you lose a tooth, your periodontal bone begins to deteriorate, and the stage is set for further tooth loss. Plus, as your bone shrinks, the shape of your face begins to change. We want to help you prevent this and restore your smile and your self-confidence, and dental implants are the best way.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is essentially a false tooth with a root that is made of titanium, a biocompatible metal. We surgically place the “root” into your jawbone and then allow it to heal. As you heal, the root actually integrates with your bone, giving it the best possible security and stability. This process is called osseointegration.
Once the area is healed, we’ll restore the implant with a custom-made crown. The crown will be designed to blend in beautifully with your other teeth. In most cases, nobody can tell which tooth is the implant and which ones are your natural teeth!
If you are missing multiple teeth, we can discuss your other restoration options. We can use implants to hold a bridge in place, which allows us to replace multiple teeth without having to make any changes to the adjacent teeth. We can also use implants to support dentures. By placing implants in a few strategic locations and fitting them with clasps, you can literally click your dentures into place, where they will remain, securely, until you decide you’re ready to remove them.
Dental Implants in Huntsville, AL
If you think dental implants could be right for you, call King Dental and we would be happy to schedule an appointment for you with Dr. King.