Losing teeth, no matter the reason, is rarely a good experience. In fact, most would call it one of the most difficult things you’ll ever have to deal with. Teeth are part of your everyday life. You rarely notice it until you lose them, though.
The good news is that if you do lose a tooth, you’re not out of luck. Thanks to advancements in dental technology you have more options than ever before when it comes to tooth restoration. Dental implants are increasingly popular. Today, we’re going to take an in-depth look at implants.
What are they?
When you see a dentist for implants, you’ll learn that implants are nothing more than a titanium post, inserted directly into your gums. The post is then covered up with a dental crown. The end result is something that looks so real only Dr. Roy A. Smith, III can tell the difference.
A question we often get here at Rocky Ridge Dental Associates in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, is why you’d want implants. After all, getting a titanium insert in your gums doesn’t sound like much fun, does it? The reason our team recommends them is that they’re so effective at acting like real teeth.
You do have to care for your implants like you would your real teeth. Otherwise, you’ll end up with the same problems that necessitated implants in the first place.
For more information, or to make an appointment, call us today at 205-979-8070.