When you are missing one or more teeth, ESPECIALLY if it's a front tooth or a tooth that is visible when you smile, it can cause not only problems with your oral and overall health, but it can also lower your self esteem. That's where Dr. Phillip Greer at Sweetwater Dentistry comes in! Dr. Greer is a general dentist located in Fairhope, Alabama that provides patients with dental implants to help improve their smile. Missing teeth can cause a variety of problems, and Dr. Greer stands ready to provide each patient with the best dental service and care around in order to help them achieve not only their smile, but their confidence back as well. Visit our website for more information about Dr. Greer, staff, and services offered at Sweetwater Dentistry.
There are many different ways to replace missing teeth, but in this article, we would like to explain a little more about dental implants, which is the best, most recommended, permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. What is an implant? An implant is a prosthetic restoration that is placed into your jawbone, and acts as the root of your tooth. The placement of the implant itself doesn't take long, and is usually done in at least an hour long appointment. Once the implant has been placed, you can get a "flipper" which is a single tooth partial that will take the place of your tooth while your jawbone fuses to the implant. It takes about 3 to 4 months for this process to complete. After a few months, Dr. Greer will check to make sure that your bone has accepted the implant, and will then scan the area in order to create the crown that screws onto the implant.
If you would like more information about dental implants, call our office today to get set up for a consultation with Dr. Greer.