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Dental implants in Ann Arbor, Adrian, Plymouth, and Dexter, MI
Dental implants in Ann Arbor, Adrian, Plymouth, and Dexter, MI

Dental Implants in Ann Arbor

A Secure Way to Restore Health, Confidence, and Aesthetics

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 in Ann Arbor, MI?

Dental implants are specially designed titanium inserts that fit in the jaw and heal in such a way that they can be used to support anything from a single tooth to an entire dental arch of missing teeth (All-on-4® treatment concept). Dental implants restore function and aesthetics lost with the missing teeth and will look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Many patients with dental implants forget which tooth is supported by the implant. The implant-supported teeth also restore a person’s confidence to smile, laugh, eat, and engage in activities in public. Patients with dental implants can eat all varieties of food—even corn on the cob, apples, and ribs!

Dental implant restorations commonly include three components:

  • The implant is a titanium screw that is inserted into the jaw and will fuse to the bone to become the anchor for the prosthetic tooth.
  • The abutment is the connecting piece between the implant and the prosthetic tooth.
  • The crown or prosthesis is attached to the implant by way of the abutment. This piece mimics the function of a natural tooth and is designed to match the shape and color of adjacent teeth.

Why Should I Choose Dental Implants?

When confronted with the loss of a permanent tooth, there are several options available to replace the tooth, including tooth-supported bridges and traditional dentures. However, these options do not provide the long-term benefits that dental implants offer.

Dental implants provide the most natural tooth replacement and are the only solution that can mitigate many serious oral health problems associated with permanent tooth loss. Utilizing a tooth-supported fixed bridge is harmful to the supporting teeth because of the increased stress applied to them and may lead to loss of these teeth. Partial or complete dentures tend to be loose-fitting, bulky, and typically much less efficient for chewing, biting, and talking. They also contribute to bone loss in the jaw and can harm the natural dentition if not properly monitored. Patients will often complain about the food that will get trapped under the partial or complete denture, causing them to leave the table while eating to remove the debris.

Dental implants are self-supporting and do not rely on natural teeth for stability. Whereas other tooth replacement options must be replaced after several years of wear, dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime. They are the only option that preserves your jaw bone, other teeth, and overall oral health.

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

The best way to tell if this permanent tooth replacement is right for you is to talk to one of our oral surgeons in Ann Arbor, MI, about dental implants. They are highly qualified to determine the best implant treatment plan for your needs. Your consultation will include a detailed history of your condition, a complete oral exam, and a review of X-rays and models of your jaw. Our oral surgeons will also consult with your restorative dentist to develop the best treatment plan for you.

We believe your best treatment outcome will come from a dedicated team including the oral surgeon, the restorative dentist, and the patient.

Dental Implants in Ann Arbor, MI

If you are interested in learning more about dental implants and the various tooth replacement options available at our Ann Arbor, MI, office, we invite you to contact us at Michigan Oral Surgeons to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled surgeons. Our office and surgical staff members are happy to answer any questions you may have. Our goal is to ensure that you receive the high-quality care you deserve to restore your oral function and brilliant smile.

Denture Replacement With Dental Implants

Our surgeons proudly offer implant-based restoration to patients who currently wear dentures but are looking for a long-term alternative. Dental implants can support a fixed denture that is custom made to look and feel natural in the mouth. With dental implants, the jaw bone receives stimulation and stays healthy, whereas traditional dentures do not prevent jaw bone atrophy.

With the all-on 4® treatment concept, we can eliminate the need for removable dentures by using four implant posts to secure a fixed prosthesis. Implants can also replace partial dentures with implant-supported bridges or multiple implants. If you wear dentures and desire a more comfortable and convenient alternative, contact our office today to learn about denture replacement in Ann Arbor, MI.

Types of Anesthesia

There are three main types of anesthesia that we use at our practice:

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

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Kris got dental implants at Michigan Oral Surgeons
Kris
Dental Implant
Patient

"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

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Leonard had multiple teeth extracted at Michigan Oral Surgeons
Leonard
Dental Implant
Patient

"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."

John Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure

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John
Dental Implant
Patient

"My experience here was absolutely phenomenal. Dr. Sanker is very kind, very knowledgeable, knows what he’s doing, and very comforting. The staff here, they’re a great extension of the doctors, and everyone here maintains a professional and positive attitude. The rest of the staff is incredibly welcoming. The follow-ups were great. They’re very concerned with making sure that you had the best possible experience. The procedure was, absolutely, without a doubt, successful. After the procedure I feel completely back to normal. I would give Michigan Oral Surgeons five stars out of five. "

Janet Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure

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Janet
Dental Implant
Patient

"From the moment I walked in- the team was friendly and put me right at ease, and the staff here really know what they’re doing. Dr. Lopez made me feel very comfortable. I can’t say enough about him. I knew he was going to be the right guy, and I was right. The recovery time was amazing, it was faster than I expected. I’m so glad I got the procedure done here at Michigan Oral Surgeons. I would recommend Michigan Oral Surgeons to anyone, it’s just a wonderful place!"

Ken Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure

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Ken got a dental implant at Michigan Oral Surgeons
Ken
Dental Implant
Patient

"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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