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2317 Whitesburg Drive
Huntsville, AL 35801
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By S. Clint Hudson DMD, MD, LLC
October 04, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Missing teeth have a profound effect on your overall smile, both aesthetically and functionally. Luckily, dental implants can help you dental implantsreplace missing teeth. Learn more about dental implants with Dr. S. Clint Hudson in Huntsville, AL.

Good Candidates for Dental Implants The patient should be in good general health and also in good dental health, with no evidence of gum disease or tooth decay. Additionally, patients require adequate bone volume at the implant sites. If too little bone remains, a bone graft may become necessary to rebuild it.

The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants can benefit you in more ways than one. Implants prevent the bone atrophy associated with tooth loss. This, in turn, prevents other symptoms like sagging or sunken facial features or drifting teeth. Implants also restore functionality to your smile, repairing the biting surface of the teeth to make chewing and eating easier and more effective. This ensures that you can eat the nutritious and delicious foods you love.

Dental Implants in Huntsville, AL
The process for dental implants requires several appointments and procedures. These usually take place in two phases. The first phase involves a consultation with your oral surgeon where you will both determine if dental implants are right for you. Then, your oral surgeon implants the fixture into the jawbone. Over the course of the next several months, the bone grows around the fixture and the fixture becomes a permanent addition to your mouth.

Phase two begins after successful healing and integration. During this time, your oral surgeon will fit your fixtures with their abutments, then affix the prosthetic teeth to the abutment to complete the implant. He then makes any necessary last minute adjustments.

For more information about dental implants or to find out if they are right for you, please contact Dr. S. Clint Hudson in Huntsville, AL. Call (256) 533-1282 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Hudson today!