Tooth loss, whether caused by oral injury, congenitally missing teeth, periodontitis, or another reason, affects the patient’s quality of life, eating habits, speech, appearance of their smile and self-esteem.
Patients experiencing tooth loss have a variety of restorative options, including dental bridges, porcelain crowns, and dental implants. Birmingham cosmetic dentist Dr. Paul Koch is an experienced restorative dentist, providing options carefully selected to suit the patient’s individual needs and budget. Dental implants offer patients a secure solution for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function just like the natural teeth.
The dental implant procedure at Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Birmingham, Alabama starts with a smile analysis. Dr. Koch uses the latest technology to analyze the patient’s existing dental health. From there, Dr. Koch provides a personalized treatment plan to help patients achieve a beautiful, restored smile.
During the next appointment, Dr. Koch extracts all of the teeth as indicated on the treatment plan and, depending on the health of the soft tissue and bone surrounding the extraction sites, inserts the implant, fitting the patient with a temporary bridge. The implants take approximately 6 months to heal. During this time, Dr. Koch creates the permanent crowns, which he will place over the implants, providing the patient with replacement teeth that look and feel like their natural teeth.
In addition to this traditional dental implant method, Dr. Koch also offers patients Teeth-in-an-Hour™. Using VR software during a CT scan, Dr. Koch can access the blueprints of any patient’s teeth and build the implant before the surgery is performed. So when the patient arrives, it’s a simple procedure that allows them to leave our Birmingham office with a new smile in an hour!
Dental implants, while the preferred choice for tooth replacement, require a large investment of time and care. Our team at Koch Aesthetic Dentistry understands the importance of replacement teeth and wants to help our patients when considering this treatment plan. Review our questions below, and contact our office with any further questions or concerns.
If you’re ready to improve your smile in a permanent way, dental implants may be the best option. Dr. Koch recommends dental implants for patients experiencing extensive tooth loss, as this option helps to prevent further damage and bone deterioration, helping the patient to maintain their dental health and experience a beautiful smile.
If you’d like to schedule your smile analysis to learn if dental implants are the right choice for you, contact Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Birmingham, Alabama. Request an appointment online or give us a call at 205-933-0323.