What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option, and our Foley dental office prides itself in providing exceptional quality and care throughout the implant process.. Because dental implants look and feel like your real teeth, they are a common option for those who want to maintain their smile and appearance. Dental implants have become more popular over the years as they are an optimal solution for usability and comfort. They allow for greater biting force and better chewing as compared to dentures.
Dental implants replace the root of the tooth, allowing for an artificial tooth to be connected to the implant. An artificial root is implanted into the jaw bone, which bonds to your natural bone. This root is attached to the artificial tooth through a connector called an abutment. While you may feel a little bit of pressure during the procedure, you will not feel any pain because a local anesthetic is used to numb the area.
Types of Dental Implants
There are three main options for dental implants. You may have dentures now that have been uncomfortable and make it hard to eat certain foods. Implant-supported overdentures are a good option for those who want more stability and chewing function. An implant-supported bridge is also an option. For those missing two or more consecutive teeth, this option allows for more stability than traditional bridges because, instead of the restoration being supported by adjacent, shaved-down teeth, it is attached to the titanium implants embedded in the jaw. If you are missing one tooth or a few teeth in various locations, a single dental implant with a screw and crown can be used to replace each separate tooth.
Those patients with multiple teeth missing or other issues might consider full-mouth dental implants. Our specialists in Foley, AL, can discuss a teeth replacement option that’s right 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!
Schedule your consultation today to talk with our dental implant specialists to find out if dental implants are a good option to restore your smile and confidence! Whether you’re looking at a single tooth replacement option or need full-mouth dental implants, Foley’s most experienced dental team can help restore your smile!
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