Dental Implants in Plymouth
Restore Confidence and Functionality to Your Smile
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 is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is comprised of three parts that, when connected, create a stable and permanent tooth replacement solution. The three parts of a dental implant—the titanium screw, the metal abutment, and the crown or prosthesis—are specially designed to mimic the anatomy of your natural tooth. The titanium screw is placed into your empty tooth socket, at which point it will fuse with your jaw bone and act as a tooth root. Once the screw has integrated properly with your bone, the abutment will be placed, which connects the screw to the crown or prosthesis. After the crown or prosthesis is connected, you can treat your dental implant just like your healthy teeth—you can eat whatever you want, smile with confidence, and care for your dental implant with a normal dental hygiene routine.
Dental implants can be used in a variety of restoration procedures in our Plymouth, MI, office, depending on the needs of the patient. A single dental implant can replace a single missing tooth, or several dental implants can be used to support multi-tooth bridges or dentures. When dental implants are used to support a full fixed denture, the procedure is called the All-on-4® treatment concept.
Why Should I Choose Dental Implants?
Whether you have been missing teeth for a long time or you’re visiting our office to have teeth removed, there are many options available to you for replacing your teeth. However, not all your tooth replacement options are as beneficial to your health as dental implants. Dental implants are advantageous over other tooth replacement options for several reasons.
Dental implants are the most like your natural teeth and are the only option that offers a permanence and stability that can protect your overall oral health. When you are missing teeth for a long time, your jaw bone often atrophies from lacking the stimulation created by chewing. Dental implants restore your tooth right down to the root, which means your jaw will remain stimulated and can avoid deterioration. Not only do other replacement options, such as tooth-supported bridges, not preserve your oral health, but they can also in some ways further damage it. Tooth-supported bridges rely on the support of nearby teeth, which means that the nearby teeth must be ground down. This can cause additional tooth loss.
For patients with extensive tooth loss, partial or complete dentures are often an option for tooth replacement. However, partial and complete dentures are typically loose-fitting and uncomfortable, and they most often aren’t ideal for proper chewing, biting, and talking. The All-on-4® treatment concept can restore an entire arch or even a full mouth of teeth using dental implants as support for fixed dentures. These dentures are custom-designed to fit your mouth and resemble your natural teeth, so you won’t have to worry about slipping or discomfort. Dental implants are the only solution that can help you restore your smile to its natural function and beauty with the bonus of not needing replacement—dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime if properly cared for.
How Do I Know if I Can Receive Dental Implants?
The best way to find out if you qualify for dental implants is to schedule a consultation at our office in Plymouth, MI. Our doctors have undergone years of specialized training and have extensive experience, both of which allow them to develop personalized dental implant treatment plans. We can tell you whether dental implants are the right choice for your needs after your consultation, which will include a thorough oral exam, detailed X-ray imaging, and a look at your health history.
Dental Implants in Plymouth, MI
If you are missing teeth, coming in for an extraction, or just want to know more about dental implants, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at our office in Plymouth, MI. The team at Michigan Oral Surgeons is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care and is always happy to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to helping all our patients restore their oral function and beautiful smile.
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
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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