Dental Implant Treatments in Tuscaloosa, AL

At Dental Care South, we understand how important your smile is to you – which is why we strive to provide the best dental treatments this side of the Mississippi. As a leading dental practice serving the Tuscaloosa, AL area, we’re proud to provide world-class general, cosmetic, and restorative dental treatments to patients of all ages, and we focus on maintaining a welcoming and professional office environment so every appointment is a pleasant experience. We offer a wide range of dental services and treatments at our office, including dental implants.

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What Are Dental Implants?

Put simply, a dental implant is a small, screw-like titanium post that’s implanted directly into the jawbone to fill the root socket of a missing tooth. After the implant is placed and healed, a crown is placed on top of the implant and customized to match the shape and color of the natural teeth. Implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or a full dental arch, and they offer one of the most effective, long-lasting options for tooth replacement. Dental implants can be used for any of the following reasons:

 

  • Replace missing teeth
  • Replace cracked or chipped teeth
  • Replace a tooth damaged from multiple repair procedures
  • Replace multiple teeth
  • Removable or permanent dentures

Why Choose Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the longest-lasting, most dependable option for tooth replacement – plain and simple. With proper care, a dental implant can last a lifetime, and implants provide one of the most natural-looking and durable solutions for replacing teeth.

The reason implants are so effective is that the actual implant is made from titanium, a metal that possesses the unique property of osseointegration. Osseointegration literally means “to integrate with the bone” – so the titanium dental implant will fuse to the jawbone over time, providing an unparalleled support for a replacement tooth! Once the osseointegration process is complete, within 3-6 months, a dental implant distributes bite force throughout the jaw, helping to prevent bone loss and creating a sturdy foundation for the replacement tooth that’s almost as strong as a natural one.

Furthermore, dental implants give us a plethora of options for creating the most beautiful, natural-looking, and healthy smile possible. We can color-match the replacement tooth to the exact shade of your natural teeth, providing a perfect fit for your smile, and we can also fine-tune the shape and appearance of the crown to seamlessly blend in with your smile.

Getting Dental Implants with Dental Care South Saves You Money

Many people choose to get dental implants with an oral surgeon – and while this is certainly an option, it also comes with the price tag of a specialist. The truth is, though, that dental implants are a fairly routine surgical procedure, similar in some ways to a root canal or tooth extraction that can be done with local anesthesia.  Dr. Grant Skalnik, our Tuscaloosa dentist, is more than qualified to perform the dental implant procedure, and with years of experience serving the Tuscaloosa community under his belt, he’s successfully placed hundreds of dental implants. Dr. Skalnik completed a year long intensive implant residency program using the latest technologies and hands on implant placement and restoration. By choosing Dental Care South for your implants, you’re not only saving yourself money – you’re getting treatment from a well-qualified dentist that you can trust.

Schedule a Consultation with Dental Care South

Dental implants can be an incredibly effective procedure for many patients, and if you’re interested in finding out more about how dental implants can improve your smile, Dental Care South would love to help. Call us today at (205) 752-1929 or use our easy online form to schedule your consultation. Working together, we’ll help you achieve the smile of your dreams!