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Tooth Replacement: Better Than Before With Implants and Mini Implants

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Tooth Replacement: Better Than Before With Implants and Mini Implants

Posted by Alabama Family Dentistry in Tooth Replacement 15 May 2017

Replacing missing teeth with dental implants can effect a positive difference in your smile, the way you chew food, and in the health of your jawbone. Dental implants are a permanent, sturdy solution to tooth replacement that are the best alternative to your own natural teeth. If you haven’t considered tooth replacement with implants for your missing teeth, you will be happy to know that today’s implants and procedures are better than ever.

dental implant consists of an artificial replacement tooth, an abutment, and a metal root that is placed into your jaw. A titanium screw acts as a root and is securely fused within your jawbone for stability and optimal functioning. The abutment attaches the substitute tooth to the replacement root. You can have a single tooth replaced with one implant and a crown, or replace several teeth with a corresponding implant-supported bridge.

What Implants Can Do For You

As opposed to dentures or bridges for tooth replacement, dental implants function more like natural teeth. While dentures can lead to bone deterioration, these alternative tooth replacement products help protect your healthy bone by stimulating bone growth and preventing bone loss.

This type of tooth replacement stays in your mouth permanently, without slipping or falling out. In fact, with implants, you brush, floss, and take care of them just as you would your natural teeth.

You can eat the diet you most enjoy, with comfort and without getting any cavities in these durable implants that can last for many years, even for a lifetime.

The process for tooth replacement with dental implants has come a long way over the years. Each individual patient’s circumstances can vary, but most implants can now be completed with at least two appointments at our Birmingham area offices.

The Latest Technologies in Tooth Replacement

New technological innovations have made tooth replacements easier than ever for patients who want permanent new teeth that will increase bone health and eliminate the inconveniences associated with traditional dentures. The latest tooth root substitutes cause minimal discomfort or disruption to your life.

Mini implants are the latest breakthrough in tooth replacement technology. With a mini implant procedure, your Alabama Family Dentistry professional is able to fit you with a tooth replacement in just one visit that takes approximately two hours. Mini implants are a little smaller than conventional implants. They are quicker to install, have a faster recovery rate, and are more affordable for patients. Mini implants were once used for temporary fixes, but have now been approved by the FDA for long-term use.

Discover the latest innovations in dental restorations from the highly experienced dentists at Alabama Family Dentistry. We have four convenient locations in the Birmingham area: Warrior Family Dentistry, Acton Road Family Dentistry, Gardendale Family Dentistry, and Sumitron Family Dentistry

This article does not take the place of professional dental advice. Please make an appointment at Alabama Family Dentistry or a dentist in your area for a consultation regarding your individual needs.

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