What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are one of the most effective ways to overhaul your teeth from an embarrassing show of gaps and imperfections to a full dental implantssmile you love and feel great about. Dental implants can benefit various patients, whether they have one gap or are missing all their teeth. Learn more about dental implants with Dr. James Cox and Dr. Adam Cox at Cox Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Jasper, AL.

What can dental implants do for me? 
Dental implants replace your missing teeth to give you a full, beautiful smile you feel great about. This procedure falls under the cosmetic and restorative dental umbrellas as it improves the appearance as well as the functionality of your smile. Replacing your missing teeth helps prevent the side effects of gaps in your smile, like bone atrophy or sagging facial skin. It also keeps your bite aligned, making eating and chewing less difficult.

The Types of Dental Implants 
Dental implants use metal posts implanted into the jawbone to hold a prosthetic tooth or a row of prosthetic teeth in place. The implant lies directly within the jawbone. The bone grows around the implant, then, in a second procedure, the implant connects to a post, which holds the prosthetic tooth in place.

Dental Implants in Jasper, AL
If you think dental implants are the best option for you, you can confirm your suspicions with the help of Cox Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. A consultation for dental implants will include a physical examination and questions regarding your medical and dental history and the type of lifestyle you lead. Implants require minimal bone atrophy and enough bone volume to hold them in place. X-rays help your dentist determine if you require a bone graft before your implant surgery.

For more information on dental implants, please contact Dr. James Cox and Dr. Adam Cox at Cox Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Jasper, AL. Call (205) 384-4000 to schedule your consultation for dental implants today!

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