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Implant Dentistry in Vestavia Hills

The possibilities that exist today to rebuild smiles with dental implants are virtually unlimited. If you have broken-down or missing teeth or loose dentures, dental implants may be the solution you have been waiting for.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small replacements for tooth roots; they are made of surgical materials specifically formulated for dentistry. Our local oral surgeon or the periodontist places the dental implant in the area of the missing tooth, and the implant is completed with a dental crown, bridge or a denture by your restorative dentist, Dr. Wood, Dr. Spooner or Dr. Mills.

Tooth replacement options with dental implants include:

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Single Tooth Replacement

A dental implant and crown is generally the recommended approach to replace a single missing tooth, when possible. The single implant crown offers the advantage of not having to drill other teeth for support, as with a traditional dental bridge.

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Replacement of Multiple Teeth

Multiple dental implants may be used to replace missing teeth and anchor a fixed bridge or denture. Because they support the bite, they can sometimes help reduce the risk of further damage and bone loss that occurs after natural teeth are lost.

Implant Supported Dentures

If your dentures are uncomfortable or loose, you should consider an implant supported denture.

How implant supported dentures work:

An implant denture is fitted with special fittings that ‘snap’ onto dental implants that have been strategically placed in the jaw bone for support. Generally four or more dental implants are used to hold a denture firmly in place.

The secure, snug fit of an implant denture provides the patient with greater confidence when chewing and talking, as the denture does not slip - no need for messy denture adhesive!

Are you a candidate for a dental implant?

Contact Us today and schedule a consultation with our Vestavia Hills dentists Dr. Diana Wood, Dr. Melanie Spooner or Dr. Lindsey Mills to learn more about how dental implants can be used to rebuild your smile.