Do you have a missing tooth? Are you looking for ways to replace it? If so, look no further than Dr. Phillip Greer of Sweet Water Dentistry. Dr. Greer is trained and skilled in the placement of dental implants. What is a dental implant you may ask? Well, a dental implant is a metal rod that acts as the "root" of your tooth. A special made crown is connected to that. Implants are the best, most permanent way to replace missing teeth. The implant is surgically placed into the jawbone, below your gums.
If you think that you may be interested in getting an implant, you will need to make an appointment for Dr. Greer to do an exam, take X-rays, and make sure that you have good oral hygiene, healthy gums, and enough bone to support the implant. Implants are better to replace teeth with than bridges because of the fact that with a dental bridge, the dentist has to prepare the teeth surrounding the missing tooth in order to place the bridge. Also, there is a possibility of dental bridges falling out due to the cement coming loose. With an implant, however, the metal rod fuses into your bone, and the frown is screwed into that, creating a strong bond that is much more reliable than a bridge or any other restoration.
Once you get the implant procedure done, you will need about 3 months to heal before the crown can be placed. In that time, you can get a "flipper" or a one tooth partial that will replace the missing tooth until the implant crown is placed. The staff here at Sweet Water Dentistry in Fairhope, AL strives to assist every patient with any dental need they may have. We pride ourselves in offering the best dental service and care around. Call us today to schedule your appointment and make us your new dental home! 251-550-7770.