Few innovations have changed the dentistry field more than dental implants. For centuries, the only option for replacing missing teeth was some form of dentures. Dental implants are designed to function like natural teeth and are secured in the jawbone. The titanium posts can last for decades and offer a permanent solution for missing teeth. At Hollon Dental, we offer advanced options in dental implants for replacing missing teeth at our dental center in Mobile, Alabama.
Like a natural tooth, dental implants have a “root” that is embedded in the jawbone. The post of the dental implant is inserted into the jawbone during oral surgery. A small incision is made in the gum to access the jawbone. If needed, bone grafting can be performed when there is bone loss in the area due to the missing tooth. Once the screw-like titanium post is inserted into the bone, the gum tissue is sutured closed, and the implant is allowed to heal. As the bone heals, new bone forms around the implant, securing it in place.
Dental implants can be used in a variety of ways for tooth replacement. The most natural way is as a single tooth replacement. An abutment is attached to the top of the implant post that can be bonded to a dental crown. The dental implant will look and function like a natural tooth, offering the most natural option in tooth replacement. Dental implants can also secure or support dentures or dental bridges, including the innovative options like All-on-4 dental implant mouth restorations we offer at Hollon Dental.
Excellence in Implant Dentistry
Our restorative dentists at Hollon Dental have extensive experience using dental implants for tooth and mouth restorations. Whether you need one tooth restored or your entire smile, we have options using dental implants that will meet your needs. Our dentists can provide bone grafting if necessary, and we utilize the latest options in dental technology and imaging to perform our dental implant procedures. You can expect exceptional results that are designed to last when you choose us for your dental implant restoration.
If you want to learn more about dental implants and our options for tooth replacement, contact our office in Mobile, AL. We can schedule a consultation with one of our restorative dentists to discuss whether dental implants are right for you.