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Huntsville, AL 35801
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By S. Clint Hudson DMD, MD, LLC
August 12, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Dental Implants Find out more about what getting dental implants in Huntsville entails.

Dental implants have become the new standard for treating tooth loss, as they offer a variety of advantages over other treatments. Now you can get an artificial tooth that both functions and looks just like a regular tooth. Better yet, no one will be able to tell the difference! So what are you waiting for? Find out more about the dental implants your Huntsville oral surgeon Dr. S. Clint Hudson offers, and whether they could revive your smile.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants utilize the jawbone rather than neighboring teeth to support an artificial tooth. A dental implant is a small titanium post that fuses with the jawbone to replace a missing tooth root. From there a dental crown is placed over the implant to restore your smile.

What are the benefits of these dental implants?

Dental implants offer a multitude of benefits, including offering an artificial tooth that mimics a natural tooth. Implants are also stronger and more durable than other options like dentures or bridges. You also don’t have to worry about removing them every night and needing to have them replaced or adjusted every couple of years.

When you opt for implants, you can expect to get a tooth that is strong and lightweight. These implants are also made with titanium, so they are biocompatible (meaning that surrounding bone and tissue will fuse with the implant, just as they would with a natural tooth root).

What is the dental implant procedure like?

When you come in for your consultation, your Huntsville oral surgeon will examine your smile to make sure that dental implants are right for you. We will also determine whether you will need a gum or bone graft prior to your procedure.

The first step after being deemed a good candidate is to place the implant. During this minimally invasive surgery we will place the implant into the jawbone where the missing tooth once was. We will then give the bone and tissue time to heal and grow around the implant (this usually happens over the course of a couple months). After everything has healed we will place an abutment over the implant. This connector is used to secure the dental crown to the implant.

Once the abutment is placed over the implant we will give your gums a couple more weeks to heal before placing the dental crown over your implant to complete your smile.

Do dental implants sound like the best option for your toothless smile? The only way to find out is to schedule a consultation with your Huntsville dentist. Call our office today to get one step closer to a new smile.