Bone Grafts and Implants

If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants from Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Birmingham can put a smile back on your face.

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, usually made of titanium. They’re inserted into the jaw, where they can support one or more artificial teeth, up to and including a full dental arch. Because an implant-supported artificial tooth functions so naturally, implants are rightly considered one of the most significant advances in dentistry.

But there’s always a catch, right? The ideal candidate for a dental implant has enough healthy jaw bone to support the titanium post. You might think that rules out people whose jaw bone has receded since losing a tooth, but we have some good news: enough healthy bone can be regenerated with bone grafting.

If it’s determined that you’ll be a viable implant candidate after bone grafting, the process can move forward. A surgeon takes a section  of bone from another part of your body and transplant it to your jaw. A special artificial bone grafting material may be used in place of bone.

When that is done, it usually takes a few months for enough new bone to grow. This is essential, because there must be enough strong and healthy bone for the implant to be secure and stable.

Once there is enough new bone, we can move forward with the rest of the implant procedure.

Dental implants from Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Birmingham look and function like natural teeth. And that’s something to smile about! To find out whether you’re a good candidate for a dental implant, please call our office to schedule an appointment.

Koch Aesthetic Dentistry

205-933-0323

2311 Highland Avenue South, Suite 323
Birmingham, AL
35205