What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root, usually titanium, that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge.
Implant dentistry provides permanent restorative solutions for individuals who have lost one or more of their natural teeth. Dental implants are supported by the jawbones and feel almost identical to natural teeth. Today, implants are a routine procedure that provides strength and durability and ultra-great cosmetic results. Implants can be used to replace single or multiple missing teeth and almost like having your own real teeth back again. Implants can also be used to anchor in and stabilize removable full dentures, often allowing dentures to be made much smaller, so they do not have to cover the roof of the mouth.
Are Dental Implants Right For You?
A patient who has lost a tooth or multiple teeth from an emergency accident or any other cause may be a good candidate for dental implants. A healthy jaw is an essential requirement, as dental implants are planted and fixed into the jaw, acting as an artificial root for a replacement tooth or bridge.
Here at Perdido Bay Dental, we specialize in dental implants and implant dentistry for patients located in the Pensacola, Perdido, and Orange Beach areas.
Why Dental Implants?
- Implants have a much more natural look and feel compared to other alternatives
- Exceptionally high success rate: ~98.4%
- Dental implants typically last at least 15 years. With good hygeine, this can be much longer
- Much easier to eat, speak, and swallow.
- Dental implants feel like your own teeth