Improve Your Life With Dental Implants
It’s not uncommon for people to experience tooth loss. However, missing teeth can drastically affect your everyday life. From lowering your self-confidence to causing troubles with eating and speaking, gaps in your smile do more harm than good. If you’re looking for a tooth replacement that provides long-lasting stability and a natural appearance, look no further than dental implants.
At Executive Dentistry, our Dearborn dentist works with patients to help them achieve their smiles goals! With dental implants, patients can experience the benefits of a complete smile once again.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a revolutionary restorative treatment that mimics a tooth from root to crown. Implants naturally fuse with your jawbone, providing a sturdy foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. Our dental implants are designed to look, feel, and function like your natural teeth.
The actual implant is a small titanium post that’s attached to a dental crown. The crown, or other restoration that works best for your needs, is the only visible part. Your implant will rest below the gumline where your missing tooth used to be. Two, four, or more implants are used to support multiple crowns or even an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Patients favor dental implants as a tooth replacement solution because of the unmatched benefits they provide, including:
- Natural appearance
- Prevents bone loss
- Safe for adjacent natural teeth
- Stable and comfortable
- Easy to care for
- Can last a lifetime
The Dental Implant Process
Most patients can achieve a new smile with dental implants in just two appointments at our Dearborn office. Dr. Abraham will work with you every step of the way, making sure you feel comfortable and confident in your decision.
The first step in your implant journey is an initial consultation with our Dearborn dentist. Dr. Abraham will start by examining your oral health to make sure you’re a good candidate for implants. He’ll discuss your smile goals with you and help determine if dental implants are the best restorative option for your oral health needs.
Some patients may need to undergo preliminary procedures, such as a bone graft, to ensure their implant treatment is successful.
Dr. Abraham will provide you with a local anesthetic to ensure you don’t feel a thing during the implant procedure. He’ll then surgically place the implants into your jaw, where they’ll naturally fuse over a three to six-month healing period. We’ll provide you with temporary restorations so the surgical site is fully protected while it heals.
Placing Your Custom Restoration
Once you’ve fully healed, you’ll return to our Dearborn office for one last appointment. Dr. Abraham will attach your customized restoration, typically a porcelain crown. He’ll make sure your restoration fits and looks perfect before securing it. Now, you can leave our office with a beautiful new smile you’ll proudly show off.
Dental Implant Care
When patients properly take care of their implants, they can last a lifetime. Luckily, caring for your implants is the same as caring for your natural teeth. Our Dearborn dentist recommends doing the following to keep your restoration in pristine condition:
- Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Floss everyday
- Rinse between meals
- Visit Executive Dentistry twice a year for professional checkups and cleanings
If you have any questions about implant care, please contact our Michigan dental office by calling (313) 914-4440.
Frequently Asked Questions
The cost of your dental implants will vary. A few factors including how many implants you need, whether you need a supplemental procedure, and if your insurance covers a portion of the expenses will influence the total cost of your treatment. If you have any questions about the cost of dental implants, reach out to our office by calling (313) 914-4440.
Patients considering dental implant treatment must meet a few requirements, including:
- Good Oral Health — Issues like tooth decay or periodontal disease can affect the success of your treatment. Before moving forward with implants, we’ll need to treat any underlying oral conditions.
- Sufficient Bone Density — Implants need to be placed in healthy bone. If your jawbone lacks sufficient density, then bone grafting may be needed so we can ensure a successful implant treatment.
- Good Overall Health — Patients seeking dental implant treatment should be free of other medical conditions.
If you’re curious about your candidacy for dental implants, call our Dearborn, MI office at (313) 914-4440.
With proper care, your dental implants can last a lifetime. However, the visible part of your implant typically lasts up to 20 years. To increase the longevity of your implants, simply brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and visit our Dearborn practice for regular cleanings.
To schedule your appointment, call our dentist’s office at (313) 914-4440.