If you are missing a tooth or even multiple teeth, you are one of about twenty million people who might be embarrassed about smiling, have difficulty eating, and worry about how they sound when they talk. Of course all 20 million aren’t living in Tuscaloosa or the surrounding areas – what really matter to us is you! Dental implants can help you get back into the full swing of life with confidence.
While dental implants seem like a relatively new innovation, people have been trying to use dental implants for thousands of years. As far back as the Mayan civilization, people were inserting pieces of tooth shaped shell into their jawbone to replace teeth!
Thankfully, dental implants have come a long way since then. Beginning in the 1950s when titanium was clinically observed to integrate with bone, dental implants have been made of this incredible material. Titanium is a big part of what makes dental implants so special.
Implants consist of a titanium post, surgically placed into your jaw, and finished with a beautiful, natural-looking porcelain crown. Because the titanium post fuses with the bone, it replaces the root and supports the jaw, something no other restoration can do.
Not only is a dental implant a permanent replacement for a missing tooth, it is the most naturally functioning replacement available. An implant works exactly like the tooth it replaced so you can eat, speak and live with total confidence and enjoyment. Better yet, an implant is not susceptible to decay and should last for a lifetime. And, unlike any other tooth replacement options, a dental implant stops bone loss, the major cause of facial collapse and other oral health issues.
Talk to us today to see if you are a candidate for dental implants!
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