Would you like to replace missing teeth but worry that dentures won’t look natural or won’t offer the secure, solid bite needed to enjoy all the foods you love?
Our dentists recommend dental implants for patients in the Madison area who need to replace missing teeth. A dental implant is the only tooth replacement that replicates the entire structure of a natural tooth from root to crown.
Dental implants are versatile, too—a single implant replaces one or two teeth and restores the health, function, and appearance of your smile after tooth extraction or other types of tooth loss.
Steps for Getting a Dental Implant
The process starts with an appointment with our dental implants dentist who is highly-skilled in replacing missing teeth with dental implants at our Madison dental office. They will take x-rays to determine the bone density of your jaw. Next, we take impressions of your teeth that we use to prepare a 3-D surgical guide.
Using a custom surgical guide ensures precision placement of the implant in your jawbone that results in its long-term success. The next step is the healing process, where bone and implant fuse together, which takes anywhere from four to six months to complete.
After your implant heals, we will have you return to our dental office to attach a connector piece to it called an abutment. The final step is to secure a crown, bridge, or full or partial denture to the abutment. You’ll have a functioning replacement root in your jaw topped off with a beautiful dental restoration that completes your smile and allows you to chew on the tooth again.
Enjoy the Stability of Implant Dentures
If you’re missing all your teeth but resist the idea of dentures, you’ll be pleased to know that implants offer a secure alternative to removable dentures. Please let us know if you are interested in this option to replace multiple missing teeth.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
If you would like to talk to us about replacing missing teeth with dental implants in Madison, AL, call us to schedule an appointment. If you’ve been told in the past that you don’t have enough bone in your jaw for an implant, you may be a candidate for a bone grafting procedure that will allow you to get an implant in the future.
Call Gibson Dental, and we will be happy to help you arrange a convenient appointment to get started.