Dental implants offer a natural looking replacement for missing or damaged adult teeth. Most dental implants are comprised of a titanium screw implanted into the bone, and a post, to which the prosthesis attaches. Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and can also provide a stable foundation for a removable partial or complete dentures.
Dental implants are artificial roots (usually made of titanium) that are surgically placed into the jaw bone by Dr. Northcutt. Crowns attached to implants are very natural looking and enhance or restore a patient’s smile.
Dental implants are also the best way to stabilize overdentures. Implants make it possible to have an overdenture without the bulky palate of a traditional denture (sits in the roof of the mouth) that can cause a patient to gag. Implants firmly anchor the dental prosthesis, which means no more suffering from ill-fitting, loose dentures.
Dental implants offer support and help maintain a patient's bone level.
Dental implants restore functionality to the jaw, making speaking, eating, and chewing easier.Request Appointment
Dental implants are strong, durable and typically will last many years. They have several benefits:
Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space
Restore a patient’s confident smile
Help maintain bone level
Restore chewing, speech, and digestion
Restore or enhance facial tissues
Support a bridge or denture, making it more secure and comfortable
The process of getting dental implants require more than one visit over a few months to allow proper bone integration and strength. X-rays and impressions are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant.
While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself for up to six months. Depending on the type of implant, we may need to see a patient again to set the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place.
After several weeks of healing a crown (artificial tooth) is made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. After a healing period, the crown securely attaches to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.
Dental Implants for Dentures. If a patient is having an implant placed to stabilize a denture or overdenture, the head portion of the implant looks like a ball. This ball fits firmly into the retaining mechanism, and together these structures hold the overdenture at a designated level. T
he overdenture will sit comfortably on the gum tissue, and it can withstand significant amounts of pressure and natural force.
You will receive home care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene and eating habits, along with regular dental cleanings, will aid in the life of your new implant.
Dental implants are strong, durable and will last many years
Our office is in central Baldwin County in Robertsdale, Alabama. We offer multiple advanced and general dentistry services making maintaining oral health for patients more comfortable and convenient. Click here for a map to our location.
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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