If you are looking for dental implants in Birmingham, AL, you may have some questions. Dr. Sims is here to help you get all the information that you are looking for.
Dental Implant Procedure Questions
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are used to replace a missing tooth (or teeth). These replacements function, look and even feel like natural teeth. A person with a missing tooth or teeth often has difficulties eating, smiling, and self-image. As aging occurs other oral health issues can arise from missing teeth, such as misaligned teeth, or even jawbone atrophy. These problems can be solved with tooth replacements using dental implants. They work by using a small screw, which is made typically made of titanium that serves as the root of your missing tooth. This is then connected to the top of the implant to secure the prosthetic replacement tooth (crown) to your implant’s screw. The patient will be sedated throughout the process in order to offer maximum comfort and relaxation throughout the procedure. The implant will serve as a total tooth replacement and is anchored into the jaw and will last a lifetime if properly maintained. To hear from other patients who have received dental implants, please listen to some of our satisfied patients.
Why get dental implants?
There are many advantages to dental implants, mainly that they function as true tooth replacements including the root, crown, and appearance. Dentures can slip around and make clicking sounds when talking, eating, or laughing, while implants behave exactly like natural teeth. Dental implants are versatile in the sense that they can be used to replace a single tooth or used for full-arch replacements. The benefits associated with dental implant treatments include:
- Durability – with good hygiene dental implants can last a lifetime
- Natural look and feel – it will look and feel as though there were never any missing teeth, to begin with.
- Versatility – dental implants can be used to replace an entire arch of teeth or a single tooth.
- Bone structure and health– dental implants stimulate the same way natural teeth do and prevent bone loss as a result.
- Self-confidence – the procedure feels and looks so natural that feeling a renewed sense of confidence is not uncommon.
As stated before, dental implants are nearly identical functionally and in looks compared to natural teeth and last a lifetime with proper oral hygiene. Besides getting the look and comfort of having a restored smile, the implants will help prevent the bone loss that occurs when teeth are missing. Additionally, the confidence gained from getting a perfect smile is not to be underestimated.
Dental Implant Recovery
Dr. Kevin Sims’ team is completely dedicated to your safety, comfort, and well-being. We will provide pre- and post-surgical care instructions and following these will give the best results for recovering fully from your procedure. However, if you have any questions or the instructions are unclear, please contact us immediately.