If your health, appearance, confidence, and quality of life have all been diminished in the wake of tooth loss as an adult, we can help turn things around for you. Our preferred method involves dental implants. Keep reading to hear a few of the questions we’ve fielded on a regular basis from patients at our Cave Athens, AL area dentist’s office, then call us at 256-229-3416 to get started with your own transformation.
What Do Modern Dental Implants Entail?
Here’s the basic answer: dental implants are small rods, normally made of titanium, that resemble a screw. They are surgically inserted into your jaw and attached to replacement teeth to create a new smile that looks and feels great.
After implants have been inserted, they immediately begin to merge with the bone in your jaw and act as the roots of your teeth, which is important so that you don’t experience bone and gum tissue loss.
Is The Dental Implants Surgery Painful?
It is a minor surgery, but it is also pretty straightforward. And we will do everything possible to make it a pain-free and pleasant experience for you. Our dental sedation comes in the form of laughing gas and it is great for soothing dental anxiety during procedures like the placement of dental implants.
What Kind Of Restorations Are Available?
Once the oral surgeon we partner with places your implants and the healing process is over, those implants will be ready to receive new replacement teeth, which is where Dr. Fitts’s restorative dentistry expertise comes in handy. Depending on your current needs and situation, he can replace one missing tooth with a single crown attached to an implant, or he can use two or more implants to anchor a sturdy bridge that will replace several missing teeth in a row. Either way, you win!
Will The New Replacements Feel Like Real Teeth?
Yes! Our implants are designed to feel like your natural teeth. The artificial tooth, or crown, is custom-made to fit your mouth. It will be the right size, shape, and color to blend in with the rest of your smile.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
The dental implants you get at our Cave Athens area dental office are designed to last for many years, perhaps even a lifetime. Just know that they will require some maintenance, like your real teeth already do.
Are Implants The Right Choice For Me?
The candidates that make the most sense for dental implant surgery are patients who are in good health overall. Your jaw bone must also be thick and tall enough to support the implant. We will explore your tooth replacement options in greater detail when you are here for your preliminary examination with Dr. Fitts.
Can I Get Started Now?
Sort of. There’s a lot to talk about before we install knew teeth. But you can take the first step and call us at 256-229-3416 right now, or contact us online to request your dental implants consultation in Cave Athens, AL. You’ll be so glad that you did!