For patient's missing one or more teeth, the cosmetic effects, comfort, and longevity of dental implants are unbeatable. Because an implant looks and functions the same as a healthy tooth, a successful implant is just about undetectable. However, implants may require the possibility of dental bone grafting.
Bone grafts for dental implants are a minimally invasive, routine procedure that doesn't require much personal downtime. Dental bone grafting replaces any missing bone in the jaw, providing a firm base for future dental implants.
Missing teeth can cause a person's jaw bone to resorb, or atrophy. Many times this results in smaller quantity and quality of bone that is suitable for the placement of dental implants. Fortunately for these patients, we can grow bone where we need it.
Dental bone grafting gives us the opportunity to place dental implants of proper width and length, but it also provides space to restore dental functionality and aesthetic appearance.
Dental implants that support an overdenture will last many years and have several benefits:
Replace one or more missing teeth.
Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
Restore a patient’s confident smile.
Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
Restore or enhance facial tissues.
After the dental bone grafting surgery, expect some discomfort, as with any dental procedure. However, the pain will likely be minor and is comparable to the pain of tooth extraction. While minor aches and pains are typical, we will prescribe an anti-inflammatory medication to help manage the discomfort level. Applying ice to the area of the bone graft is also helpful.
Dr. Jason Northcutt is a lifelong resident of Alabama. He graduated from Haleyville High School in 1989 and continued his education at Auburn University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology in 1993. Following Auburn, Dr. Northcutt attended the University of Alabama School of Dentistry from 1994-1997 and completed his dental degree.
He continues to learn more every year through lectures and advanced continuing education classes. Dr. Northcutt is a member of the The American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and the South Baldwin Dental Study Club. He received his Sedation Certification in 2004 from the University of Alabama Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Most of all, Dr. Northcutt brings kindness and understanding to dental medicine, helping to restores patients' confidence, achieve better health and happiness.
Relief from your dental issue and from the anxiety that often accompanies dental problems is at the heart of Robertsdale Dental Care.
Robertsdale Dental Care understands your issue, including the emotions that can surround dental health. We long to offer kindness and comfort to fellow humans. Regardless of what makes you "you," we welcome you here.
Our hygienists and dental assistant staff have an average of 15 years of experience. Including the doctors, we have a combined 236 years of dental health practice.
We recognize and know that many patients experience dental anxiety. We're here to help. We have multiple sedation options to help make sure your experience is enjoyable, and we always communicate what to expect.
Our dental assistant staff and hygienists have an average of 15 years of experience. Including the doctors, we have a combined 236 years of dental health practice.
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