Hello and welcome to another July edition of the Perrigo Dental Care blog.
We hope that you are enjoying your summer thus far!
Today we want to talk about a particularly devastating topic: adult tooth loss.
For some reason, everyone thinks that they are immune to this possibility. But the numbers certainly suggest otherwise. In fact, odds are good that this will happen to you or someone you love in the course of your lifetime.
How does tooth loss strike? It can happen suddenly in an accident or dental emergency situation, or it can be the culmination of untreated gum disease or tooth decay. Regardless of the way it comes about, when you lose teeth as a grown-up, it will be bloody and traumatic, not to mention embarrassing. More than that, it can wreck your health, if you don’t take action sooner than later.
But that’s why we are here. We have all the tools, technology, and training to get you back on-track ASAP. Our restorative dentistry team can set you up with a dental implant procedure that is designed to complete your smile, and give you back the healthy, happy life you used to have.
Read on to hear more about it, and then be sure to follow up with us to arrange for your dental implant consultation in our Hoover, Alabama office.
How Implants Work
We can understand why you might be apprehensive about oral surgery following your bout with tooth loss. The good news is that the implant procedure itself is pretty straightforward, and there is no need to be fearful.
Here’s how it works: first, a titanium rod will be surgically placed and allowed to fuse with your jawbone over the course of a few months. This rod will assume the role of your root, anchoring the artificial tooth in position.
Once enough healing has happened in your mouth, you will return to our office to receive your dental crown. This is the part that actually looks like a tooth.
When we are through with you, you will have facial structure support rather than saggy cheeks, and a nice-looking smile instead of gaping holes. Your looks will improve along with your self-assurance. You Will be back in action before you know it!
After getting an implant, you will have all the biting power you need to eat whatever you want with confidence. Your implant will be secure because it will be bonded directly to your jawbone, as opposed to dentures or other lesser solutions.
After an implant procedure, your oral health will be better, and so will your overall wellness. This is truly a life-long solution that will make your quality of life better all the way around.
Let’s Do This!
We hope that you have been inspired to take the next step towards a better life! The dental implant procedure is easy at Perrigo Dental Care. Call us today at 205-545-8007 or contact us online to schedule your implant consultation in Hoover, Alabama.