Dental Implants in Birmingham, AL
Implants are kind of the new paradigm in dentistry is the way I look at it. We still do bridge work here, crown and bridgework here, and that's a solution for some people, but I like to think and explain and educate to people about long term dentistry. I feel that implants are a longterm solution. They're very successful and very predictable. When somebody comes in and they're missing a tooth or they have a broken tooth or a tooth that we can't salvage, one of the options is you can come and put a bridge. What happens is you're bringing teeth into the equation that don't necessarily need work.
Ultimately, what is the outcome of those teeth? Bridges and crowns don't last forever. It's something you're going to have to replace. If one of the teeth they get a cavity underneath it or one of the teeth breaks, you basically lose the whole thing. Implants are a good solution because once you put that implant in that space and it integrates, you're pretty much going to have that for the rest of your life.
Dr. Perrigo has vast experience placing dental implants. He is able to place and restore implant-supported dentures, as well as a single tooth or multiple dental implants procedure. The minimum replacement for multiple teeth is 5 or 6. He can also do:
- Implant-retained dentures
- Implant-supported dentures
- Special Zirconia, which does not crack and is very tissue friendly
Dental implants are one of the best permanent options to simulate the function of a real tooth. The whole dental implant procedure is done in-house here at Perrigo Dental Care. That way, you can rest assured that you will be very comfortable while we make your implant more affordable and convenient. You are saving money when you don’t have to travel to another facility to get the procedure done.
Dr. Perrigo has performed hundreds of dental implants and is aided by technology that is specific to your needs. When you come for an appointment, the doctor will discuss your options and answer all your questions.
The reason why teeth implants are the best choice is because the titanium root of the implant is biocompatible, which means that it’s a non-toxic material that the body does not reject. This also means that the bone growth around it adheres to this root in a natural way. They prevent bone loss as well, which is a huge problem following the loss of teeth.
Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Dental implants are normally performed on people who have damaged or missing teeth. The damaged teeth cannot be repaired, thus the need to have one implanted instead.
Also, if you have a bridge that is not fitting well, partial or regular dentures, you could get dental implants. Dental implants are used to secure these other restorations in place. For instance, we can offer implant supported or implant retained dentures. Both options allow you to keep your dentures but with a stable foundation through the use of implants.
The Power Behind the Prettau® Bridge
Dental implants can be used for single, multiple, or complete tooth replacement. If keeping your dentures around doesn’t sound promising, we might recommend the Prettau® Bridge. This is the latest in full-arch restoration. Rather than dealing with dentures, you can have a full zirconia bridge permanently attached to your implants for a natural, beautiful solution for a missing arch of teeth.
The Prettau® Bridge is crafted using the highest quality materials that make it shine and sparkle like your natural teeth! Plus, the zirconia material is less likely to build plaque, which means you will have a healthier smile! A Prettau® Bridge is attached to a set of implants placed around the arch of your mouth to create a permanent, natural-looking smile for the rest of your life!
Your Comfort Is Our Priority
At Perrigo Dental Care, we understand that many patients are stressed about dental procedures. For this reason, we make sure to keep the communication open with our patients every step of the way, making sure we answer any questions or concerns, and providing them with amenities to help them feel at ease.