GRELOT DENTAL GROUP

5920 Grelot Rd # B
Mobile, AL 36609

Monday: 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Thursday: 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Friday: 08:00 AM – 01:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

DENTAL IMPLANTS MOBILE

A dental implant is a lasting alternative for a missing tooth. Unlike dentures, which are artificial teeth affixed to a removable plate, implants are surgically affixed to the jawbone. The implants serve as an anchor for an artificial tooth, and may be used in conjunction with bridges to replace multiple missing adjacent teeth. The dentist will place an implant on the teeth at either end of the opening and attach a bridge to the two implants. The bridge functions as a noninvasive way to fill in the remaining missing teeth.

Complications Of Losing Teeth

Cosmetic: Losing a tooth can change your physical image in a drastic way. If a tooth is lost in the front of the mouth, the smile will be noticeably different. If more than a few of the front teeth are missing, the lips lose their support and sag inward. The molars are made to support the elevation of the face. Partial loss of the molars can lead to bite-collapse, causing the front teeth to be pushed forward.

Emotional: When a person loses a tooth it often hurts their self confidence, causing them to hide their teeth around other people. This makes it hard to smile, laugh, or even speak in social circumstances. Many even become detached from others, and report depression-like symptoms.

Oral Health: Losing a tooth may be uncomfortable and cause more than just cosmetic problems. Teeth depend on neighboring teeth for support and can end up being weaker when surrounding teeth are lost. Losing a tooth can also result in bone loss in the jaw with time. Dental implants stimulate the bone, causing it to stay healthy longer.

Types Of Dental Implants

There are two types of dental implants, known as endosteal implants and subperiosteal implants. The dentist will help you decide which implants are best for you.

Endosteal Implants– Endosteal implants are surgically placed into the jaw bone. This is conducted over two operative procedures. The first surgery places the implant, and the second surgery is to secure a post to the implant. Once the surgery is finished, a crown is positioned on the implant. When replacing a number of teeth, a bridge might be used between two implants.

Subperiosteal Implants– Subperiosteal implants are less invasive than endosteal implants. The dentist will surgically position a metal frame on the jawbone beneath the gum line. When the gums are healed, the frame is fused to the jawbone. The posts that are attached to the frame are exposed and crowns are fixed to the posts. Subperiosteal implants are able to also hold up bridges whenever replacing many teeth.

Caring For Dental Implants

Dental implants are a remarkably successful dental procedure when maintained properly. There are a few steps you can take to ensure that your implants last. To begin with, visit your dentist regularly. This is essential to your overall oral health, as well as preventative care. Seeing a small problem before it becomes bigger is the key to protecting the integrity of the implants. Then, be sure you are observing excellent oral care at home simply by brushing and flossing everyday. Stay away from chewing on ice, hard candy, and other hard foods that might break your crowns. In addition, it is advised that you quit smoking or using tobacco products, as this damages the jaw bone.

GRELOT DENTAL GROUP

5920 Grelot Rd # B
Mobile, AL 36609

(251) 343-5974

HOURS

Monday: 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Thursday: 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Friday: 08:00 AM – 01:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

LOCATION

We are located on Grelot Rd in between S University Blvd and Hillcrest Rd almost diagonal from the Circle K and Shell and close to Medal Of Honor Park.

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