An investment is something that costs now but gives you back that and more in the future. Replacing your old air conditioning unit can look expensive if you only see the here and now. But a new AC unit can work more efficiently, saving you in utility bill costs over the years. Plus, you are more comfortable in your home.

That’s why you need to call our Birmingham, AL dental office today at 205-545-8007 and get a dental implant for that missing tooth. Your smile doesn’t look good with that gap in place, but replacing the lost tooth with a dental implant does more than improve how you look — it’s an investment in your long-term smile.

Dr. Perrigo is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, giving him advanced training in using dental implants to restore your smile.

Saving On Future Dental Care


No need to buy special cleaners or adhesives.

With some dental restorations and treatments, there are other things you have to purchase. For example, a dental bridge often needs a special loop so you can floss underneath it. Dentures need a special adhesive to stay on your gums. And braces come with eating restrictions and special brushes to clean it.

Dental implants are as close to getting a real tooth as possible. Because they include artificial roots that mimic your natural teeth’s roots, you won’t need anything else to keep them in place or clean. Just brush, floss, and visit our Birmingham, AL dental office like normal.

Keep this dental restoration for 20 years or longer.

A dental bridge is another way to replace a single lost tooth. While it does a good job, they normally only last about 10 years or so. Then you’ll need to get a replacement for your tooth replacement, which only costs you more money.

Dental implants are designed to last 20 years or longer. While exactly how long they last depends on how well you clean your teeth and your diet, you can expect to save money by not having to get a new replacement anytime soon.

Saving On Future Health Care


Prevent the need for bone grafts to your jaw.

Your natural teeth have roots that extend into your jawbone. Whenever you chew, pressure travels down those roots to stimulate the bone tissue there. Your jawbone needs that stimulation to stay healthy. When you’ve lost your tooth, your jawbone will start to deteriorate.

Dental implants are a restorative dentistry treatment that helps keep your jawbone healthy. They come with artificial roots to simulate what you natural teeth have. When you get a dental implant placed, you’ll stimulate your jawbone and help keep it healthy and strong. This means you won’t need bone grafts in the future.

Eat raw & healthy foods again.

Some foods are so soft and easy to chew that you could almost eat them without any teeth. Ice cream, soft bread, and cheese don’t require strong teeth to be eaten. But notice how those aren’t very good for your body’s health.

Most healthy food is raw or at least tough to chew. Vegetables and fruit need strong, healthy teeth to bite through and chew up. If you need to add more apples, carrots, and nuts to your diet, then you need all your teeth. That’s why dental implants can help you eat healthier — they give your bite the power it needs to chew up those tough but healthy foods.

Investing In Your Self-Esteem


Enjoy knowing your mouth look more natural.

The shape of your mouth (at least the outside) is affected by your teeth. If you’ve ever seen someone without teeth, you can see how their lips and mouth look deflated and a bit sunken. While one lost tooth won’t suddenly ruin your whole look, it can change how your mouth looks. Dental implants replace missing teeth, so they give the right shape back to your mouth.

Gain a confidence boost by having a complete smile.

It’s normal to be a bit embarrassed about your smile when there’s a dark gap in it. What’s worse is when you think about how others look at it. That’s why missing a tooth can mean you have less confidence. When you have to speak to a group or one-on-one, you don’t want to let people see that empty spot.

Because dental implants complete your smile, you can boost your confidence by getting them. Dental implants look so much like your natural teeth that few people will ever know you have a dental restoration.

Call us TODAY at 205-545-8007 or use our online form to schedule your next appointment for a dental implant. As a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Perrigo has the training needed to use dental implants correctly. Getting a dental implant truly is an investment in your smile for the long-term.