A lost tooth is not something you want to deal with. Missing teeth don't just ruin your smile, but also affect your chewing and bite functions. If you are in need of a dental implant, Dr. W. Timothy Brooks, can help you.
Dental Implants in Huntsville
Dental Implants are titanium posts inserted into your jawbone by your dentist during an in-office procedure. The post is biocompatible, so you don't need to worry about your body rejecting it.
The doctor will then seal the area and allow it to heal for three to six months. The titanium post will fuse to your jawbone, reinforcing your jaws, in a process called osseointegration.
When you go back to your dentist, he will reopen the area and insert an abutment and place a custom-made crown on top. The crown is made in a lab to look like the rest of your teeth.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, several teeth or all of your teeth. Another advantage of dental implants is that you have the option to place several implants on the upper or lower jaw so that they can support upper and lower removable dentures.
If you take care of your dental implants, they can last you a lifetime. You just need to brush twice a day and floss at least once before going to bed. Make sure you stay away from smoking and chewing tobacco. Avoiding sugary foods is also a good idea because sugar can cause the accumulation of plaque around the implant.
If you have any questions and are interested in getting dental implants, then call your dentist, Dr. W. Timothy Brooks, in Huntsville, AL, at (256) 883-8008.