Dental Implants | Montgomery AL

Dental Implants Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.

Dental Implants Presentation

What are dental implants?

A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.

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.  A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.

A smiling elderly man

“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”

For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.

Surgical Advances in Dental Implants

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Nizam, Dr. Goehring and Dr. Jackson are able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.

Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist.  Drs. Nizam, Goehring or Jackson 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.

For more information about Dental Implants or to schedule a consultation with Drs. Nizam, Goehring or Jackson, call our office in Montgomery, AL at Montgomery Office Phone Number 334-271-2002.

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Patient Review by Dwayne B

Wonderful experience

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Patient Review by Joseph H

Can't say that I enjoyed my visit - who ever does enjoy going to the dentist - but each visit has been done on a very professional basis. So I guess you can say that, yes, I enjoyed my visit.

- Joseph H

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Patient Review by Kathy R

Wonderful they are very professional and really care about their patients. I wouldn’t choose to go anywhere else.

- Kathy R

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Patient Review by Miriam C

I can across dr. Sami Nizam by coincidence after seeing 4 other oral surgeons that couldn’t even explain to me what is wrong w my teeth. All I got was the estimate on the cost. When I met dr. Sami Nizam he took his time to explain to me what was the issue, showed me the pics n shortly after he did total of 4 surgeries on my teeth including the plastic surgery on my gums to cover all the scars. He always checked on me after the surgery if I’m doing ok. Thanks to him I have my beautiful smile back. Than I found out he does fillers so I had him do my lips. He’s very knowledgeable doctor. I highly recommend.

- Miriam C

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