Dental Implants Surgery In Birmingham
The dental implant procedure is a surgical procedure which requires several steps.
During the dental implant procedure, Alabama dental implant dentist Dr. Paul Koch utilizes computer based imaging and CAT scan to guide the exact location for the dental implant to be placed. This careful procedure is done on an outpatient basis in Dr. Koch’s office in Birmingham, AL. Several weeks and even months will pass while the implant and bone fuse together, and the surrounding tissues heal. During this time, a temporary crown or denture can be used to maintain appearance.
Once the dental implant and bone have fused, the next step in the dental implant procedure is that Dr. Koch will place an abutment on the dental implant. The abutment is a second piece which fits into the dental implant and protrudes above the gum line. Placing the abutment is a simple procedure which is done under local anesthetic in the dental implant dentist’s office. After the abutment is placed, the gums need to heal a week or two before attaching the dental crown.
You will have impressions made of your mouth and remaining teeth. These impressions will be used to make the dental crown that will sit above the dental implant and abutment. A fixed bridge or removable denture can also be anchored by a dental implant to provide stability and comfort.
While the entire dental implant procedure requires some time for healing, dental implants allow for a replacement tooth that is strong and natural in appearance. Dental implants are among the most successful dental treatment options available for replacing missing teeth.
Getting started is as simple as making a phone call to dental implant dentist Dr. Paul Koch in Birmingham, Alabama, at 205-933-0323 to schedule a complimentary consultation. Or complete the email form on the right of this page, and we will contact you.
Dr. Koch will evaluate your health and situation and answer your questions about the dental implant procedure. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants can dramatically improve your health, self-esteem and quality of life. Isn’t it time for the smile of your dreams? Contact us now if you are in the Birmingham area, including Mountain Brook and Vestavia Hills.