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Dental Implants: Not Your Grandfather’s False Teeth

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False teeth pop out at random times sit in a glass on the nightstand. That’s the traditional image of dentures. When you come to North Oaks Dental looking for tooth replacement options in Royal Oak, you’ll see how this image of grandpa’s dentures is outdated.

Our dental office has four different ways to replace missing teeth :

Most dental offices offer bridges and dentures, but few offices offer dental implants. Today we want to focus on dental implants, and you can reference the links above if you want to learn more about bridges or dentures. We want to focus on dental implants because they are versatile and can restore your teeth nearly back to its original state.   

If you’re considering dental implants, you’re in luck at North Oaks Dental. Dr. Daboul is one of the best dental implant providers in Royal Oak MI. He has years of experience and has even written a book about dental implants. One visit with Dr. Daboul and his staff, and you’ll see just how implants can transform your smile. So start by giving us a call today at

Here are a couple of things you need to know about how implants can restore your smile.

Implants are the strongest tooth replacement option

Dentures rest on the gums, but dental implants are placed into the jawbone. Implants are made from titanium, a material that naturally fuses to the jaw, acting just like the root of a tooth. Studies have found that implants are far superior to dentures in terms of functionality. Depending on the patient, dentures provide only about 25 to 50 percent of the function of natural teeth. That means many foods are off the menu. Dentures wearers struggle to eat foods like corn on the cob, pizza, steak, apples, etc. Dental implants allow you to eat whatever you want again.  

As an added bonus, you should know that implants will never get cavities!

With the implant in place, we can restore it with a number of restorations like crowns, bridges, or even full arches of dentures. If you’re already wearing dentures, we can simply place a few implants around the arch and then snap the dentures onto the implants. Snapping your dentures on to implants will improve your chewing ability and eliminate the need for denture adhesives.

Implants actually change your face

Having missing teeth obviously changes your smile. The problem is distracting, but missing teeth cause people more trouble than appearance. Whenever the teeth are lost, the jawbone will recede. This recession will cause the other remaining teeth in the mouth to shift around. Additionally, when the jawbone recedes, your face changes shape. People without teeth often wrinkles around the mouth and see the distance from their nose and chin draw closer together. This change unfortunately makes people look much older than they are. Dental implants can preserve your jawbone and help you keep a more youthful appearance.

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You can have the smile you deserve when you come to North Oaks Dental. We’d love to take a look at your smile and show you the path to a better smile. Call us today at 248-712-1522 to book a visit.

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