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By Beasley Cosmetic & General Dentistry
July 22, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental implant  

Losing a tooth as an adult was never something that you expected to happen. Unfortunately, everything from a traumatic injury to gum disease can lead to permanent tooth loss. Fortunately, our Athens, AL, dentist serving Huntsville, AL, offers up a restoration that doesn’t just look and feel like a real tooth but also could permanently replace your missing tooth for life. Find out more about dental implants with us!

How does a dental implant work?

A dental implant is an oral prosthetic that is designed to replace a single tooth. Several implants can also be placed to support multiple false teeth such as a bridge or dentures.

An implant is a small post or screw made from a biocompatible metal such as titanium that is surgically placed into a drilled hole in the jawbone to replace your missing tooth’s roots. An implant serves as a permanent foundation from which to hold one or more false teeth in place.

What are the benefits of getting a dental implant?

A dental implant functions just like a real tooth; therefore, your new restoration will both look and feel just like a real tooth once it’s fully placed. The metal implant will become a permanent part of the jawbone as the bone and tissue fuse together and integrate with the structure over the course of several months after surgery. Once the implant and jawbone become one your implant could last the rest of your life with the proper oral care and maintenance.

Most people dealing with tooth loss also experience trouble speaking or chewing as a result. If you are looking for an artificial tooth that will make it easier to chew all of your favorite foods again or talk without dealing with a lisp or other problems then a dental implant may be the best option for you.

Bone loss is a serious and permanent complication of untreated tooth loss. This is why it’s so important that you see your Athens and Huntsville, AL, general dentist right away for treatment. By placing your implant not long after tooth loss we can prevent serious and long-term bone loss.

If you are interested in getting dental implants then call North Alabama Center for Cosmetic & General Dentistry today to schedule your free consultation at our Athens, AL, office. We are proud to provide comprehensive dental care to Athens and Huntsville, AL, as well as the surrounding areas.

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