You may think that the gaps in your smile caused by damaged or missing teeth are just a simple inconvenience to your appearance. However, those disturbing little spaces can collect food-particles, bacteria, and plaque which is menacing to your oral health.
Your chances of tooth decay and gum disease will increase and can further result in additional tooth loss. Having missing teeth can also affect your wellbeing as it has been found to correlate with reduced self-confidence and insecurities. Dental implants can restore both your smile and your self-esteem.
Dental implants offer numerous benefits for patients suffering from tooth loss. Known to be one of the most successful restorative treatments, dental implants are a solution that will improve your smile, overall health, and wellbeing. Dr. Sayed offers various implant solutions for each unique individual and their specific needs.
Our patients come to Pristine Periodontics and Implants for dental implants because they are:
The dental implant process takes place over multiple appointments spread across several months to allow proper healing between each step. Dr. Sayed is committed to giving you the best possible results with your dental implants so you can have long-lasting, strong results. The placement of the three pieces of your implants gives them their strong and sturdy foundation, ensuring precision and accuracy when inserted.
While dental implants can provide a natural look and fully functional smile, not everyone will immediately qualify for the procedure. An initial consultation with Dr. Sayed, he will do a brief oral exam to see if you have a healthy mouth. If you don’t immediately qualify for our tooth replacements, we can create a treatment plan that will provide your implants with the best chance for long-term success.
An option for patients who aren’t initially capable of receiving dental implants may be a preliminary procedure such as bone or tissue grafting. Supplemental procedures are a great option for those who need dental implants but may need stronger support in order to receive them. By improving your oral health through prior treatments, Dr. Sayed can ensure the long-term success of your implants.
Visiting a qualified dental implant provider will help ease your mind and make sure your implants are placed correctly. Dr. Sayed has the experience and knowledge to provide the best dental implant procedures possible, giving you a stunning new smile. In addition to receiving training beyond dental school, he is always prepared to deal with any complications that could potentially arise during your procedure.
Patients who come in afraid to receive treatment usually result in not receiving any dental care at all. Here at Pristine Periodontics and Implants in Birmingham, we want every patient to feel comfortable and safe throughout their dental implant process. Dr. Sayed will bring in a certified anesthesiologist to administer IV sedatives for patients with a dental phobia or fear. Your worries will be simply soothed throughout the entire procedure.
Your first step should always be to schedule a no-obligation dental implant consultation at Pristine Periodontics and Implants. This initial examination will allow Dr. Sayed to discuss all your options with you and determine if dental implants are a good option for you and your budget.
Dental implants are one of the most popular tooth replacement options available today. The reason for this is their outstanding functionality and natural-looking appearance. The procedure itself requires your doctor to attach a titanium tooth root directly to your jawbone. Once the artificial root or fixture has healed, it supports a gorgeous new tooth that looks, functions, and feels just like your natural ones.
Yes, some general dentists place dental implants. However, not all providers are skilled, qualified, and properly trained to place dental implants. Only a qualified dental implants provider can ensure that your dental implants are properly placed, attractive, and functional.
We suggest you choose a dental specialist with years of advanced, post-doctorate training like Dr. Sayed at Pristine Periodontics and Implants. We have successfully placed over 6,000 implants and these patients have a lifetime of Pristine Smiles® as a result. For more information on finding the right dental implants doctor, please review our page on How To Find A Dental Implants Provider.
There is no one size fits all cost for dental implants. Each patient is different and consequently, the total cost of your dental implants will depend on many factors.
Some of these variables are the density of the bone in your jaw, whether you need supplemental procedures, the number of implants you would like, the geographical area you live in, which provider you choose, and the brand of dental implant you decide on. To help make dental implants available for all patients, Dr. Sayed offers affordable payment and financing options.
The good news is that dental implants are the longest lasting tooth replacement option available. However, dental implants are permanent and can last many decades if they are cared for as recommended. Patients will need to properly clean, maintain, and inspect their implants to keep them functional, healthy, and durable.
The time it takes to get implants depends on the health of each individual patient. On average, placement of dental implants takes three to six months. However, healing times can vary depending on oral health, overall health, and if bone grafting is necessary. For more information on supplemental procedures like bone grafting, please see our Supplemental Procedures page.
Dental implants are not usually fully covered under dental insurance plans. However, sometimes your medical insurance plan will pay for some of the cost, depending on the reason the tooth was lost and when. Specific questions about insurance coverage should be directed to your employer or your insurance provider.
Unlike many other tooth replacement options, dental implants require no extra steps to keep clean. Patients need only brush and floss daily to keep their implants clean and healthy. Additionally, your dental implants can be examined while you are seeing your dentist for regular cleanings. Patients should be sure to inspect their implant site regularly and report any abnormalities immediately.
Throughout our successful procedures and countless satisfied patients, dental implants have quickly become the standard of care for our tooth replacements. Visit our Birmingham dental office to discuss with Dr. Sayed and our helpful staff about your restorative treatment. In just a few simple steps, you will be provided with a comfortable procedure that delivers effective, quality results.
Dr. Abdullah Sayed
2425 East Lincoln St., Suite 100
Monday: 8AM - 5PM
Tuesday: 7AM - 2PM
Wednesday: 1PM - 7PM
Thursday: 8AM - 2PM