What are Dental Implants?

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A dental implant is a small titanium anchor that looks like a screw. Dental implant placement can be in either the upper or lower jaw, and once healed, the dental implant functions much like a natural tooth root. Once the tooth implant has fused with the bone, a replacement tooth or dental crown will be placed on top of the tooth implant. A fixed dental bridge or removable denture can also be anchored by a tooth implant to provide stability and comfort.

How Does the Dental Implant Procedure Work?

Birmingham Alabama dental implant dentist Dr. Paul Koch will surgically place the dental implant. Over a period of several weeks, the bone will fuse with the dental implant and surrounding tissue will support it much like a natural tooth root is supported. Once the dental implant is fused with the bone, the abutment—a second piece—fits over the dental implant and protrudes from the gum. The replacement tooth, or dental crown, is fitted onto the abutment for a natural appearance. A full denture or a fixed dental bridge can also be anchored by dental implants. The first step in the process is to contact the Birmingham, Alabama office of Dr. Paul Koch for a complementary consultation by calling 205-933-0323.


dental implant procedure Mountain Brook and Vestavia HillsTeeth-in-an-hour™ technology, developed by Nobel Biocare, provides the benefits of computer based imaging, CatScans and virtual dental implant placement. While all patients benefit from this technology, it is especially promising for those who struggle with compromised bone mass. Contact Dr. Paul Koch at Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Birmingham, Alabama by calling 205-933-0323. Ask for a complementary consultation to see how this new technology can meet your needs if you are in the Birmingham area, including Mountain Brook and Vestavia Hills. With the use of virtual dental implant placement, both you and Dr. Koch have the information needed to make the best decision.