Are you missing one or multiple teeth?
You're not alone, millions of Americans are in the same boat. Aside from the visible negative aspects (trouble chewing, difficulty speaking, and an altered appearance), there are oral health issues to be considered. At Cook Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we recommend restoring your tooth as soon as you can.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial teeth that Dr. Aaron Cook implants into your jaw bone. They look, feel, and function like natural teeth and are beautiful restorations. No one will ever know you've had a tooth replacement procedure!
We may not consider the function of every tooth, but each one keeps the structure of your mouth and contours of your face intact. When teeth are missing, this can create a sunken and sagging appearance. Another thing to consider is that teeth don't stay in place when there is a gap in your smile. They start to shift towards the space, and many times they rub against other teeth or misalign your bite. Often, one missing tooth leads to more missing teeth.
Dental implants are a thin titanium post that is covered by a dental crown. Unlike other teeth replacement, dental implants don't just rest on top of the gumline. Instead, we surgically place them in the gumline.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Your tooth root serves many vital functions, one of which is keeping your jaw bone anchored. Without it, the jaw starts to recede. During your evaluation, Dr. Cook will make sure that your jawbone is thick enough to support an implant. If it's been withdrawing for a long time, we can offer bone grafting to create a solid foundation.
Dental implants are custom-fabricated, natural-looking dental restorations. They aid Birmingham patients in eating their favorite foods, speaking precisely, and looking incredible. Best of all, they keep your teeth and gums healthy by stimulating bone growth and preventing your existing teeth from shifting.
Call to Find out More about Dental Implants
If you're interested in restoring your teeth (and your life) to their original glory, then give us a call today.