Dental Implants in Adrian
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.
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
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."
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."
Yvette Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"I had the extraction done because I was having terrible pain in my mouth, and I needed my molar to chew, so I decided to have the implant done after that. When I arrived, the ladies at the office were so nice. They had me fill out some information, and then I got to meet Dr. Lopez, who put me at ease immediately. He is so friendly and kind and nice and explained the procedure to me. I’m very happy with the decision to have the implant done. I had thought that it would be excruciating pain, which it was not. It was very easy. Dr. Lopez called me right afterwards. I’ve never had a surgeon actually call me to check up on me. The experience was amazing. I would highly recommend Dr. Lopez to work on anyone’s mouth."
Kristy Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"So, I have been a lifelong clencher of my teeth, and I was having a lot of pain, especially in the back of my jaw, and I came for the first consultation to have some teeth extracted. Both the staff within the office as well as the dentists were awesome. Dr. Lopez is extremely caring. I was very nervous the day I came in to see Dr. Lopez, and not only did he take the time but he explained step by step exactly what was going to be happening. Dr. Fear was also awesome. They both were very comforting and kind, and I should also mention, throughout the procedure, checking how — each step, are you comfortable? Was there anything that you need? The implants feel exactly like your natural teeth; you would never — even chewing, you would never notice any difference. I had a phenomenal experience here, and I would absolutely recommend Michigan Oral Surgeons to anybody having any issues whatsoever."
Beverly Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"I somehow broke a nerve in the tooth, and it was getting irritated. When I first came in, the experience was really great. The staff was friendly. It was a fun experience, believe it or not. Dr. Sanker is a sweetheart. Very pleasant and explains things to me, and we get along great. Surgery went great. I had no pain, I had no bleeding. I’ve had the extraction, he’s put the implant in, and I am waiting for it to heal. I would highly recommend Michigan Oral Surgeons. They did a fantastic job — very professional. The staff is great. The doctors are great, down-to-earth, and I can’t imagine going anywhere else."
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