What Are Dental Implants?
Whether due to gum disease, injury, or cavities, tooth loss is more common than you might think. Losing a tooth can not only lower self-confidence but also have effects on bone health and the everyday function of your teeth. Dental implants are our Orange Beach clients’ most common tooth replacement options. This permanent solution to tooth loss provides natural-looking teeth that function as your natural teeth would.
The dental implant itself is an artificial tooth root typically made out of titanium. The implant is surgically placed into the jawbone where your natural root would have been. A tooth restoration is then connected to the artificial root through a connector known as an abutment. With local anesthesia, you won’t experience any pain during the procedure.
Types of Dental Implants
The are three main types of dental implants our Orange Beach, AL area office offers are: implant-supported overdentures, implant-supported bridges, and single dental implants. Implant-supported overdentures are a type of removable denture that clicks onto your dental implants. Unlike normal dentures, which make it hard to chew certain foods and at times can cause swollen gums, overdentures offer a firmer foundation, making it easier to use the teeth in everyday functions.
If you are missing two or more consecutive teeth, an implant-supported bridge might be an option for you. Implant-supported bridges offer a strong foundation for your bridge, allowing for use of your teeth as you would your natural teeth. Single dental implants are an option for those who have lost one or more teeth in different areas of the mouth. For single tooth replacements, a crown is attached to the dental implant.
Call today to schedule an appointment for your consultation and find out which type of dental implant our Orange Beach office can offer for you!
3 Advantages to Using Dr. Northcutt
Dr. Northcutt has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years in a small town and has maintained an excellent reputation.
He provides IV sedation to keep you comfortable during all procedures
He is the surgeon and restorative dentist. He is going to make sure implants are done correctly and restored to your results are the best they can be.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about our Foley-based dental implants. Hopefully, we have answered some of your questions and helped you as you approach your new road toward dental health.
We know things can be overwhelming and you may not know where to begin and that’s ok! We are here to help you.
I want to personally invite you to come by and meet with me. Let’s discuss what options you have and get all your questions answered. I look forward to seeing you smile again and changing the way you smile.
– Dr. Jason Northcutt
Restore Your Smile!
It’s time to bring back your natural smile and restore your confidence. Our dental implant specialists in Orange Beach are proud to offer our clients the opportunity to receive dental implants. Call Dental Implants today to schedule a consultation!