Dental Implants in Plymouth
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
Sandra Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"Hi! I’m Sandy. I did have an infection in my jaw, and finally, I called my own dentist because I was in such pain. She extracted the tooth, didn’t like what it looked like in there, and said, “I want you to see an oral surgeon.” She sent me here to see Dr. Fear. The staff here is absolutely wonderful. They always greet you with a smile, and they know your name. Dr. Fear is really a sweet guy. He is a gentle person, but at the same time, he’s got a good sense of humor and he is very friendly, just always like an old friend when you come in. I eat just like they are my own teeth. It’s not a problem. They are just like having your own teeth."
Janet Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"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!"
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."
Ron Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
"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."
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."
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