Dental Implants

Dental implants are a very reliable source for effective tooth replacement. Whether you have lost one tooth or many, implants can provide a permanent solution that looks and functions normally.

Dental Implants in Birmingham, AL

Dental implants are an excellent option for patients missing one tooth or multiple. People with missing teeth may have trouble speaking clearly or chewing food correctly. If this is left untreated, the teeth can shift, and the jawbone can result in deterioration. The patient can also have facial structure loss along with bite imbalances. Dental implants can help patients overcome short-term challenges and even prevent long-term problems.

Hall Cosmetic & Family Dentistry offers dental implants in Birmingham, AL. If you want dental implants as a tooth replacement option, please get in touch with our office for a consultation.

Illustration of a dental implant being placed into a row of teeth
  • What is a dental implant?

    Dental implants, made of titanium metal, are placed below the gumline to provide an artificial root system to maintain order and keep the remaining teeth in line. During the months following the placement of implants, the bone marrow surrounding them grows and holds them in place. This lets the implants replace the root structure of the missing tooth. After that, an artificial tooth is placed on the implant, connected by a small metal piece (also known as an abutment).

  • What types of dental implants exist?

    Endosteal Dental Implants

    This is the most common type of dental implant. They comprise a titanium metal rod installed into the jawbone and a supporting post specifically designed to secure either a dental crown or a dental bridge.

    All-on-4 Dental Implants

    This option involves an entire top or bottom denture supported on four implants. Each implant is strategically placed so the replacement teeth remain steady and secure. The advantage of using four implants is that it helps promote faster patient recovery and reduces the likelihood of complications from possible implant failure.

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  • What is the procedure for dental implants? Are dental implants safe?

    To begin the dental implant procedure, the dentist examines the site where the implant is being considered. If teeth need to be extracted, the oral surgeon does that first. Then, the surgeon conducts a bone graft procedure, if required, to ensure adequate and strong bone is present at the implant site. 

    Once the bone is ready, the dental implant will be placed into the bone, and a healing cap will be placed over the implant to start the healing phase. Regular check-ups will be necessary to ensure proper healing and check for any infection around the surgery site. Dental implants are safe and great for those looking to replace missing teeth.

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  • What are All-On-4 dental implants?

    All-On-4 dental implants are a full set of implants designed to replace your entire upper or lower set of teeth. They fuse to your bone easier than traditional dental implants making them an alternative that comes with a quicker recovery time and a more permanent solution.

    Unlike conventional implants that require a dental prosthetic per implant, All-On-4 dental implants replace 16 teeth with only 4 implants. These implants are strategically embedded, to take advantage of areas that naturally contain more bone and support a prosthetic bridge, to which artificial teeth are attached.

    With All-On-4 dental implants you can replace your entire set of missing teeth in just one day, with fewer implants, and no bone grafts.

More Questions?

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Hall Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

6930 Cahaba Valley Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
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Friday: By Appointment Only
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