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Is there a gap in your smile from a missing tooth? Do you find that you smile less because you may not be as confident as a result? If you would like to have a full smile again, we could have just what you are looking for. While several options could be utilized to replace a missing tooth, today we’d like to focus on dental implants.

What are they?
Dr. Stacey DeFranco can surgically insert metal post dental implants into your jawbone beneath your gums. Afterwards, he can add a prosthetic tooth to renew your smile once again.

How do they work?
With dental implants being inserted directly into your jawbone, they could be a sturdier way to restore your smile than some of the other options. Through a process called osseointegration, your jawbone can actually fuse to the metal post, which may provide some of its stability.

After the implant has fused, a custom made dental crown can be added. It will be crafted specifically for your smile with the size, color and shape of your teeth in mind, so it can blend in with your remaining teeth. Once that is done, your restoration may be completed. To help your implant last, you should brush twice and floss once daily as you normally would.

If you would like to know more information about dental implants in Helena, Alabama, you can make an appointment at Helena Family Dentistry by calling 205-621-3100 today. We want you to have a smile that you can be proud to share once again.