If you have missing or damaged teeth, it may be time to consider dental implants. In Mobile, AL, at Mobile Family Dentistry, Dr. Frank Williamson and Dr. Carlene Williamson are available to you for a dental implant consultation to learn more.
Dental implants are custom crowns made of a tooth-like material and are implanted into your jawbone. They are a state-of-the-art tooth replacement solution with many advantages over other artificial teeth, like dentures. The technology continues to improve, so if a dentist ever told you that you did not qualify for dental implants, you may know.
First, dental implants are more natural and comfortable. With dentures, they may be uncomfortable if not fitted correctly or come loose. Second, you won't even know your dental implants are there.
Most importantly, dental implants last a lifetime. Dental bridges only last about ten years, and dentures are easily damaged or improperly fitted. The implants are made from titanium that naturally integrates into your jawbone. It's non-toxic, so your body does not reject its presence, making dental implants a powerful replacement.
Dentures can become loose and rub against your jaw bone. With time, this can start to wear away at the bone causing bone loss. With dental implants, the tooth's entire root is replaced, normal chewing is restored, and the natural stimulation leads to bone growth.
When you are missing teeth at an advanced age, you will start to experience facial sagging. The reason is that the skin on the lower part of your face starts to fall, causing the distance between your nose and chin to decrease gradually. The missing teeth also cause excess wrinkles, thinning lips, and a more prominent chin. These signs of premature aging are prevented with dental implants because they replace your natural facial structure.
The dentists at Mobile Family Dentistry are experienced in implant dentistry at their Mobile, AL, office and can discuss the other significant benefits of implants like:
- Improved chewing mechanism
- Lower risk of cavities
- High success rate
- No additional cleaning is required outside of daily oral hygiene
- Nearby teeth become less sensitive
Meet with Dr. Frank Williamson or Dr. Carlene Williamson at Mobile Family Dentistry in Mobile, AL, to discuss your options for missing teeth and the dental implant procedure. Call them today at (251) 661-6100.