FAQs

Common Questions About Dental Implants In Birmingham

Am I a good candidate for dental tooth implants?

If you are in good general health, and are missing teeth due to injury or disease, you may be a good candidate for dental tooth implants. It is necessary to have adequate bone to support the tooth implants. Healthy gums also improve the success rate, along with being free of chronic disease, systemic health problems and not smoking.

What are the benefits of replacing lost teeth?

Missing teeth alter the shape of the face, and affect the way the jaw closes—which can lead to bite and jaw joint problems. Remaining teeth begin to tilt and drift into the gaps, and the jaw bone begins to lose mass. Missing teeth can interfere with professional and social opportunities, and can negatively impact confidence and sense of well-being.

Will insurance cover the dental implant procedure?

Individual insurance benefits vary greatly between different carriers and various dental plans. Portions of the dental implant procedure may be covered, but it is likely that the dental implant itself will not be a covered benefit. During your complimentary consultation, the staff at Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Birmingham, Alabama can provide you with a variety of payment options to help make your new smile a reality.

Are dental teeth implants expensive?

Dental teeth implants can be a significant investment. But unlike fixed bridges and dentures which require replacement once, twice or even three times, dental teeth implants can last a lifetime. Patients who have improved their smiles with dental teeth implants report that the benefits are well worth the investment. Dr. Paul Koch’s Birmingham, Alabama staff can provide you with a variety of payment and financing options.

Is the dental implant procedure painful?

There can be discomfort with any surgical procedure, but anesthesia and sedation are used to minimize pain. A majority of patients report that they have minimal discomfort the day after the tooth implants are placed. Dr. Koch encourages patients to contact him if they are uncomfortable afterwards.

Will I need to miss work to receive tooth implants?

It is recommended to take the day of surgery off work, along with the following day. You should also avoid strenuous physical activity.

What is the success rate of the dental implant procedure?

Decades of research have shown that dental implant dentistry enjoys a success rate near 95%. It is important to take proper care for your teeth by brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist regularly. Dental teeth implants are among the most successful dental treatment options available for replacing missing teeth.

If you still have questions, we understand! Dr. Koch and his team are here to help and give you the information you need to make a decision about teeth implants, so give us a call at our Birmingham dentist office if you are in the area, including Mountain Brook and Vestavia Hills!

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