Dental Implants | Montgomery AL
What Are Dental Implants?
At Alabama Surgical Arts, we get asked this question frequently. “How do I replace my tooth?” is the more important question to the patient. A natural tooth is made up of two components, a crown (the white portion above the gums used to chew food) and a root (yellowish portion below the gums anchored in the bone). An implant restoration is made of three main components, with each component replacing a portion of the tooth.
The first component is the dental implant itself, a titanium screw that is used to replace the root of your missing tooth. Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. The second component, a support post (abutment), is then placed on the implant. The abutment connects the implant in the bone to the crown above. The crown is the third component of the implant restoration and is placed on top of the abutment. Watch this video for a visual demonstration of how these components work together to replace your tooth.
Surgical Advances in Dental Implants
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, growth factors, and bone grafting, Dr. Nizam, Dr. Ivory, and Dr. Goehring are able to place immediate implants at the time of tooth extraction . In some cases in the anterior aesthetic region, a temporary tooth may also be placed on the implant. We make it our goal at Alabama Surgical Arts to decrease treatment times, decrease pain, and increase predictably. All of this is completed will you are asleep so there is no pain, anxiety, or fear.
Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. Drs. Nizam, Ivory, or Goehring performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.
Don’t Settle for Missing Teeth!
Dental implants are natural-looking replacement teeth that can renew your smile. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
Alabama Surgical Arts
Patient Review by Zacchaeus B
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Patient Review by Chris O
Great staff and facilities. Thanks for taking care of me
- Chris O
Patient Review by Jesse C
Best doc office staff I've seen in years. Very helpful and professional.
- Jesse C
Patient Review by Thomas M
Excellent recent interactions with Dr. Sami Nizam and his staff for treatment of a broken tooth with a dental implant. Well-run outpatient center with state-of-the-art techniques and equipment. Friendly and efficient staff, from front desk to treatment rooms. Highly recommended.
- Thomas M
Patient Review by Rogers H
The experience I had was fantastic. I recommend this physician and his staff! They are great!
- Rogers H
Patient Review by Marion H
This is my second time to have Dr. Nizam, do implants for me, it is amazing how natural they look and feel, I don't even know I have them. The operation itself is done and you wake up feeling relaxed to go home and rest. no mess and no fuss. Thanks Dr Nizam Marion H
- Marion H
Patient Review by Judith B
Efficient & organized staff; oral surgeon explained needed information for consultation in understandable manner
- Judith B
Patient Review by Marecause H
The staff and doctors at Alabama Surgical Arts have always valued their customers first. I've even been provided with details with one of the doctors coming in on their scheduled day off to treat a patient. Honestly, how many surgeons would do that nowadays!!
- Marecause H
Patient Review by Anita B
I was initially very nervous about the concept. Dr. Nizam was very honest in his assessments through out the process. His follow up the day of surgery was amazing and I would highly recommend him for any oral surgery procedure.
- Anita B
Patient Review by Linda L
4 days ago I had my implant. Everything went very smooth and amazingly painless. I am very pleased with Dr. Nizam's skills and being such a pleasant and professional person. His staff was also very pleasant and professional. I would highly recommend them to anyone considering such a procedure. This has been a very positive experience for me.
- Linda L
Patient Review by Edwin G
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Patient Review by Jeffery B
Awesome doctor and staff. Enjoy my experience with Them, would highly recommend to friends and family
- Jeffery B
Patient Review by Robin N
Excellent service and follow up care. Recommend highly. Thank you for your excellent care.
- Robin N
Patient Review by Joseph T
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Patient Review by David S
Outstanding! Had an Extraction and implant the same day... with ZERO pain. Three days post OP and still haven't needed to take anything for pain management.
- David S
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Patient Review by john h
Dr Nizam and his staff are excellent at what they do.
- john h
Patient Review by Anthony G
Outstanding customer service from the front desk to the Doctor who provided me care. Would certainly recommend to anyone.
- Anthony G
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