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 ImplantsOur 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.
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
Amy Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"When I first walked into this practice, right away, people made me feel at home and comfortable, and the doctor was extremely friendly and he went from start to finish and told me exactly what he was going to do, and it was great. The procedure went so well. It healed just like it was supposed to heal. It feels great just to have a smile because I like to smile. For my friends in Whitmore Lake, Manchester, and Saline, I highly recommend Michigan Oral Surgeons. "
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."
"Well, you know, I’ve had a great experience with Michigan Oral Surgeons. The doctor I experienced was outstanding. He had a great bedside manner. He was very comforting. The recovery worked out to be fantastic. They were there the next day after the procedure to see how I was doing. They followed up a few days later to see how I was doing as well, and I felt well-treated and well-cared for, and I feel very satisfied with it. I’m satisfied with the outcome and I feel very blessed to have them take care of me. I highly recommend Michigan Oral Surgeons."
"I have teeth that had decayed, and they’d been capped, and they just weren’t usable — they weren’t going to make it — so we went ahead and decided to go to an extraction and an implant. The extraction went well — pretty darn painless — and then when I go back to my dentist, I have the actual tooth put in. That was one of the best processes I’ve ever been through. Dr. Fasi’s been the person for the last two. He’s a very likable, nice person. He puts you relaxed. He’s self-assured and generally a friendly person. I had a great experience here, and I 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."
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