Missing teeth can not only be embarrassing. They can also affect your ability to enjoy your favorite foods and lead to changes in your bone structure if left untreated. Dental implants look, feel, and act as a natural replacements for missing teeth. They look much more lifelike than conventional bridges or dentures and can last a lifetime. Additionally, with dental implants, you can chew anything you want. Our doctors offer several dental implant options at our practice in Mobile, AL, to suit your number of missing teeth, budget, and desired outcomes.
A dental implant is a prosthetic replacement for a missing tooth. The implant is made up of a crown and root, just like a natural tooth. Most implant roots are made of titanium, which is a metal that’s particularly suited for integration into the jaw bone.
Implants are viewed by the dental community as the Gold Standard in long-term tooth replacement. Our dentists have experience in implant placement and use the latest equipment and techniques to optimize results. And here at Maitre & Crabtree Dental – unlike at many other dental practices – you can get the whole procedure done in our office!
Previously, too little bone would prevent people from having implants placed. Now, we have better bone grafting techniques to augment insufficient bone due to gum disease or missing teeth.
Research estimates that 25 percent of bone loss occurs in the first year and continues on. Implants act as natural teeth in maintaining jawbone.
It also used to be that patients who were smokers or had certain health conditions, like diabetes, were considered too high of a risk for implants. Thanks to advancements in the science of dental implants, patients with these conditions can now be treated safely and effectively.
Your first appointment will consist of several parts, including:
Our staff can also review our financing options with you during this time.
Dental implants have become more and more popular over the last decade. Today they are considered by dentists worldwide as the “gold standard” in tooth replacement.
Although dentures have long been used to replace extensive amounts of missing teeth, implant-supported dentures offer super benefits, including:
Dentures have to be removed every day for cleaning. Implants are just like real teeth and are cared for the same way.
We offer various types of dentures to suit your level of tooth loss and budget.
Rather than replacing missing teeth with a dental bridge, our doctors recommend an implant-supported restoration to ensure benefits such as:
During your consultation, our doctors will help you decide which restoration is right for you.
Do not let missing teeth continue to affect your diet, social life, and self-confidence. We have many tooth replacement options available and can complete most treatments all under one roof. To make an appointment, call (251) 344-4571 or request an appointment online by messaging our team.