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Replace Missing or Failing Teeth with Reliable and Beautiful-looking Dental Implants

Dental implants are everything you look for in teeth replacement. They are strong and natural-looking to help you eat and smile like you never lost teeth. Also called the gold standard of tooth replacement, dental implants are anchored in your jawbone to provide secure support for a crown, bridge, or denture. Designed and installed by our talented dentist, Dr. Durwood A. Nowell, dental implants from Southern Pine Dental are designed to look and function like your natural teeth.

Dental implant procedure: A new beginning for you and your smile

The process of dental implants depends on whether a tooth is still present. If you have a tooth, the process is more straightforward since the tooth preserves your bone health to make it suitable for an implant. However, if you have prolonged untreated tooth loss, you may need bone grafting to rebuild your jawbone.

Here are the steps involved in dental implant treatment.

  • Consultation: Our team inspects your mouth to ensure you are free from cavities, gum disease, and other oral issues. We also use x-rays and CT scans to establish you have a healthy bone.
  • Implant surgery: Using experience and the latest technologies, we insert a titanium screw at a precise location in your jawbone. This outpatient procedure is carried out after numbing your gums to minimize discomfort.
  • Healing: We give your implant 4-6 months to allow healing. As your implant heals, your jawbone fuses with the biocompatible metal screw during osseointegration to become one structure.
  • Abutment placement: After your implant heals, we open your gums with minor surgery to place an abutment that connects your implant to a tooth prosthetic. During this appointment, we also take your bite impressions to custom-make your crown or bridge.
  • Teeth placement: After two weeks of abutment healing, it’s now time to restore your missing teeth with dental crowns, dentures, or a bridge. Once the implant treatment is done, we restore your optimal oral function and stabilize and preserve the surrounding teeth and tissue.

Dental implant treatment only takes a few months, but the results are designed to last for life! Since your implant fuses with the bone, the implant becomes part of you, just like the tooth you lost. Dental implants rarely need replacement, although you need proper care to keep them in tip-top shape.

Seize your complete smile with functional dental implants

Whether you’re replacing one, several, or all teeth, dental implants are up for the task. With mini, single, and full-mouth dental implants, implantology can virtually solve every tooth loss situation as long as your health is on point. Ready for a new, functional smile in Dothan, AL? Please call (334) 686-0843 to schedule an appointment with Southern Pine Dental.

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