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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

Amy Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure

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"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. "

Ron Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure

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"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

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"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."

Beverly Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure

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"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."

Charles Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure

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"When I walked into the practice, I was accepted and received very well by the staff. They ask questions and they seem to be very interested in me. My doctor was professional, and he made me feel very comfortable. My procedure went very well. Recovery was very easy. I feel great after the procedure. I feel better when I smile and I'm able to eat food appropriately now. My experience at this practice was excellent. I highly recommend Michigan Oral Surgeons."

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