Dental Implant Information
Dr. Phillip Greer at Sweetwater Dentistry, located in Fairhope, Alabama, offers dental implants for patients looking for a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. Visit our website for more information about implants and the other services we offer here at Sweetwater Dentistry. Missing teeth can do a lot more damage than most people are aware of. If you are missing teeth, it can impact your smile, your chewing ability, your ability to speak normally, as well as cause other oral and physical health issues. That is why it is imperative to replace any missing teeth you may have. There are a few different ways to replace missing teeth, but the best, most permanent way, to replace them is to get a dental implant.
What is a dental implant? A dental implant is a piece of metal that is implanted into your jawbone, and acts as the root of a tooth. Once the implant has been placed, it takes about 4 months to heal. After the healing process is complete, you will need to come back to Dr. Greer's office, Sweetwater Dentistry so that we can scan the area and create the crown that will go on top of the implant. Implants are permanent and they are not removable. If you are missing one single tooth, one implant will be placed, and then the crown will be placed on top of that. If you are missing more than one tooth, and would like to permanently replace them with implants, you may be able to get an implant bridge.
If you and Dr. Greer decide that a dental implant is the best choice for you, you will be able to choose the shade for the crown that best matches your other natural teeth. Also, dental implants require the same care as your natural teeth, so brushing and flossing regularly still need to be a part of your at home dental hygiene regimen.