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How Dental Implants From Riverview Dental Designs Fix Missing Teeth

There are so many reasons why people come to Riverview Dental Designs with a missing tooth or teeth that they want to fix. Sometimes, we lose a tooth due to injury. Sometimes, they fall out due to decay and deterioration over time. Whatever the reason for your missing tooth or teeth, we want you to know that you don’t have to be embarrassed, and that you’re always in good hands with the caring, skilled team in our comfortable office. Getting a dental implant in Tuscaloosa is easier than you think!

What is a Dental Implant?

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Dental implants are one of the most used and most trusted restorative dental solutions available today because of their high success rate and lasting durability. The way dental implants are used varies from patient to patient to, depending on your individual needs, but how they work is universal to everyone. A dental implant usually consists of a titanium post that takes the place of the roots you lost when your tooth fell out. This helps to keep your jaw bone stimulated so that there’s no loss in density over time, leading to a “sunken” appearance. Once the post is ready, it will have a beautiful, custom crown placed on top to make your smile whole and healthy again. Implants are an excellent way to replace a single missing tooth or to support a bridge or denture containing multiple teeth.

Dental implants are an innovative standard for tooth replacement, as they look and feel like natural teeth and can last a lifetime. Since dental implants transfer pressure directly to one’s bone in the same fashion as natural teeth, your bite and surrounding teeth are not compromised – your mouth accepts them as real teeth. Implants integrate with one’s own natural, healthy bone and provide permanent support for dental crowns and dentures. The end result is improved function and appearance that will have everyone noticing your whole, new smile for all the right reasons.

Is a Dental Implant Right for Me?

If you’re considering dental implant treatment in Tuscaloosa, it’s a good idea to start with a conversation with one of our dentists at Riverview Dental Designs. While every case and every person is different, the good news is that dental implants are usually a good fit for people missing a tooth or teeth due to decay, disease, injury, or other underlying medical conditions. Even folks who are wearing traditional dentures and are tired of the messy adhesives and uncomfortable slipping can benefit from implant supported dentures.

You’ll need to meet with one of our dentists for a consultation. Since surgery is required, we’ll need to assess your current and previous oral health issues along with your medical history while making sure you’ve got a strong bone structure in your jaw before we can recommend a dental implant. Together, if we decided that a dental implant will work for you, our team can recommend you to a trusted oral health provider who can place your implant for you. Do you already have a dental implant and find yourself in need of some restoration work? Talk to us about that too! We can do that for you in the comfort of our Tuscaloosa dental office.

What if I Just Let My Missing Teeth Go & Do Nothing?

You don’t want to put off seeing the dentist about your missing tooth any longer because it can lead to deterioration of your jawbone, shifting of your remaining teeth, and problems with your temporomandibular (TMJ) or jaw joint. You could even see the overall shape of your face change due to changes in bone density. It could rapidly age your appearance beyond your years.

We all know that our smile is one of the things that helps us communicate with the rest of the world. It can make us feel more confident, or it can make us want to stay at home and never leave due to embarrassment. But the truth is, there are at least 20 million other people in this country right now, just like you, who are missing a tooth or teeth. Implant dentistry can help them, and it will change your life and your smile too.

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