Christopher C. Babcock, MD, DMD, is a dental surgeon at the Louisville Oral Surgery and Dental Implants, Louisville, Kentucky. He gained his MD in dentistry and medicine in 2003 from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Christopher C. Babcock performs different oral and maxillofacial surgeries, one of which is dental implant surgery.
Dental implant surgery is when a dental surgeon replaces tooth roots with a metal prosthesis to support new artificial teeth, also used in replacing damaged or missing teeth. The artificial teeth typically look like the real ones and perform virtually every function.
Dental implant surgery is ideal for people with dentures and bridges that don’t fit well. It is also a welcome alternative for people lacking natural teeth roots and, as a result, cannot build denture tooth replacement.
The procedure of dental implant surgery depends mainly on the jawbone of the patient and the type of implant required. Dental implant surgery’s significant benefits include improved dental and overall comfort, improved speech, easier eating, and chewing, and bolsters overall oral health. It also has psychological benefits as a good dentition can improve self-esteem.