Dental Implants in Adrian
Restore Oral Health and Function
Dental implants are a popular tooth restoration solution for one or more missing teeth. Our oral surgeons are implant specialists who look forward to helping you achieve a healthy and complete smile.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are tooth replacements that are specially designed to look and function just like natural teeth. When you lose a tooth, or you have been missing teeth for an extended period, it can cause issues with your ability to eat, speak, and smile. Dental implants can replace your missing tooth or teeth all the way down to the root to ensure that your oral function and your beautiful smile are restored.
The three parts of a dental implant include the following:
- The implant post is a medical-grade titanium screw that takes the place of your tooth root. It is placed into the tooth socket and given time to heal and fuse with the jaw bone. Once healed, the implant post is the support for the rest of the restoration.
- The abutment is the connector piece that attaches the implant post to your prosthesis to ensure your restoration is secure.
- The prosthesis or crown is the final piece of the implant restoration. Depending on how many teeth you are replacing, this final piece may be a single crown, a multi-tooth bridge, or a full-arch fixed denture. In any scenario, the prosthesis will be custom-designed to match your natural teeth and preferences.
Why Dental Implants?
When you have lost a permanent tooth, or you need to have one extracted, there are many options for tooth replacement available at our office in Adrian, MI. We provide choices that will meet all our patients’ needs, including tooth-supported bridges, partial and full removable dentures, and a variety of dental implant restorations.
Choosing dental implants is the best choice for your overall oral health, and they are the most cost-effective and long-term solution. Dental implants are the only replacement solution that maintains your oral health and prevent the issues often associated with tooth loss. Your jaw bone relies on the stimulation from chewing food to remain healthy, so when you are missing teeth and cannot chew properly, the jaw bone quickly begins deteriorating. Dental implants are the only replacement option that restores your tooth down to the root, which means once your implant post integrates with your jaw bone, it will remain stimulated and healthy.
Other replacement options, such as tooth-supported bridges and partial or full dentures, are less permanent and can contribute to other health problems. Tooth-supported bridges require the grinding down of adjacent teeth for attachment, which means you must sacrifice healthy teeth to restore a tooth. Dentures often slip, cause discomfort and sore spots, and can get food stuck underneath, causing decay. Dental implants mimic the exact anatomy of your natural teeth; consequently, you won’t have to worry about relying on other teeth for support or having issues with food. With dental implants, you can eat whatever you want and care for them like any other teeth.
Are Dental Implants the Right Choice for Me?
One of the many great things about dental implants is that they can be used in a range of restoration procedures at our office in Adrian, MI. A single dental implant can replace a missing tooth, several dental implants can be used to replace multiple missing teeth, or dental implants can even be used to support bridges and full fixed dentures (All-on-4® treatment concept). The best way to find out if any of these dental implant restorations are right for you is to visit our Adrian, MI, office for a consultation. At your consultation, we will perform a thorough oral exam, take detailed 3D and X-ray images, and evaluate your health history before developing a personalized treatment plan. Our doctors have undergone years of training and are the highest qualified professionals to develop and perform dental implant restorations.
Dental Implants in Adrian, MI
If you’d like to know more about dental implants and the variety of restorations available at our office, please contact us at Michigan Oral Surgeons for a consultation. Our friendly team would be happy to answer any of your questions. Our goal is to help you get back to a normal life where you can eat whatever you want and smile with confidence.
Denture Replacement With Dental Implants
Implant-based restoration is an ideal solution for patients who currently wear dentures but seek a healthy, comfortable, and long-term alternative. Dentures can restore the appearance of missing teeth, but they do not restore full oral function. Dental implants can support a fixed denture through the All-on 4® treatment concept, which allows you to eat and speak with full functionality of your smile again.
Traditional dentures rest on the bony ridge in the mouth, leaving you susceptible to jaw bone loss. Dental implants fuse to the jaw bone and can support your replacement teeth, providing beautiful results that also benefit oral health. Contact our office today to learn more about denture replacement in Adrian, MI.
Hear From Dental Implant Patients
These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing dental implant treatment at our office.
Reviews From Our Dental Implant Patients
Kris Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
"I had had an infection in a tooth and needed it extracted, and I've since had the dental implant done about two months ago. These guys are wonderful, very friendly, make you feel very much at ease. I get hugs from one of the nurses, from one of the techs, all the time there. Dr. Lopez is a very nice surgeon. He's very cordial; he's very welcoming. He tells you everything that he's going to do, step by step. I'm pleased with the work; it's very comfortable. I had a wonderful experience at Michigan Oral Surgeons and would recommend it to anybody and would come back myself."
Leonard Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
"I was referred here by my dentist during regular checkups that I had a bad tooth on the lower right side here that had to come out. Great office. The staff's all wonderful here. Jennifer, Dr. Sanker, everybody's nice. Dr. Sanker is very, very patient, makes you feel very comfortable, very at ease. He explains everything thoroughly. That makes you feel comfortable. He's a perfectionist. I had a very good experience here at Michigan Oral Surgeons, and I would recommend it for anybody."
Ron Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
"My normal dentist said that I had a tooth that was going bad. I went with the implant, and I'm happy with it. They made it very easy and relaxing and comfortable for me to understand what they were going to do. Dr. Sanker was a very good doctor for me. Very good surgeon; he kept you informed all the way along, which to me is a big thing. The staff was tremendous. I felt very at ease because they were cheerful, friendly. I would very highly recommend Michigan Oral Surgeons."
Sally Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"My dentist suggested and recommended that I have a tooth pulled, so he sent me out here to see these folks, and my first impression was a very good one. I could see that it was very professionally run. After I saw Dr. Fasi, he explained the whole series from beginning to end. They were really good at keeping me at ease. The technician and Dr. Fasi were very relaxing. Now that I’m nine months into it, I am so grateful that this is the route I took. The staff here and the doctors are so accommodating and caring and understanding. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone. Michigan Oral Surgeons — they’re very good and very helpful."
Ken Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
"I had a tooth in the very front, and unfortunately, about two and a half years ago, it got infected. What I came to them to ask them to have done is to put an implant in. When I walked in the door, the one thing I definitely like is that it's a brand-new, bright office. Dr. Fasi put me at ease very quickly because he is a very calm individual. Nice standard language — he isn't talking technical terms, and that's very comforting. You're like talking to your neighbor. The surgery went very well. I've had no discomfort or pain since the surgery. My experience here has been very pleasant. It's been stress-free. I would have no trouble recommending them to any of my family or friends."
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