Given the evolving situation with COVID-19, we will be following ADA guidelines and temporarily closing until further notice. During the closure we will have office staff working limited hours to take phone calls, check messages, and emails. 

If you have a true dental emergency, please call our office to leave a message and we will reach out to you as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience during this time. 
Cook Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
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Dr. Cook's genuine concern for your well-being ensures that you will always receive outstanding dental care.

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We stay current with the latest dental treatments to provide you with the services you need for excellent oral health.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Implants

How can we help you?

At Cook Family Dentistry, we feel that you deserve to be fully informed about every aspect of your treatment. That is why we always take the time necessary to answer all your questions. Whatever your question, we've got the answer!

Here are a few of the questions we hear most often, but we encourage you to contact us if yours is not shown below.

Dental Implants

If you are missing all of your teeth on either the top or bottom (or both), complete dentures are one way to replace them. large family grouped together smiling brightly I cook family dental Complete dentures have been around for many, many years, and they have definitely improved over the years.  They can provide an "instant facelift" by adding volume under previously shrunken cheeks and lips, and the teeth can be custom made to the patient's preference.  They are also a relatively inexpensive way to regain some chewing ability, as well as personal confidence.

Disadvantages of Dentures

Some of the disadvantages of dentures include the fact that they are removable, and they can take a while to get used to.  Upper dentures usually cover the entire roof of the mouth to ensure their strength and stability, and lower dentures tend to be loose-fitting and uncomfortable for many patients.  Fortunately for many patients, these disadvantages can be addressed with implants!  By allowing the denture to be snapped onto implants, their fit is much improved, the roof of the mouth does not have to be covered, and perhaps most importantly, the jawbone is preserved by the implants.  

Please do not hesitate to call us at (205) 326-6384 if you have any questions about your smile and how we might be able to help!

older couple brightly smiling hugging I dental implants at cook family dentalMissing teeth are not just an aesthetic problem. They make it difficult to speak and chew properly. Worse yet, if you don’t replace missing teeth with dental implants or a bridge, you can face serious oral health problems in the future.

The root of a healthy tooth does a lot more than just hold it in place. It actually stimulates the regeneration of healthy tissue in your jaw. When the root is lost, this process comes to a halt and your jawbone can start to deteriorate.

Health Issues When a Tooth is Not Replaced

A missing tooth can also affect the alignment of the rest of your teeth. Even though you’re not aware of it, your teeth are always moving to some extent. This movement allows teeth surrounding the missing tooth to gradually drift out of place.

This starts a cycle of unwanted effects including misaligned teeth, premature wearing of teeth due to grinding, and even TMJ if the tooth is not replaced.

Tooth Replacement Solution

Dental implants are the perfect solution for replacing missing teeth. They are held in place in the jaw so they solve the problem of the missing root. Since dental implants are so stable, they offer a perfect base for a restoration like a dental crown.

You don’t have to live with the inconvenience of missing teeth. Please contact our Birmingham dental office, and we’ll be happy to arrange a consultation to see if dental implants are right for you.

 

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