If you are an adult living without a full set of teeth, day to day existence can be a real challenge. Unfortunately, if you opted to restore your smile with a conventional set of dentures, you may be left to deal with many of those same challenges. That’s not to say that your dentures aren’t doing you some good. It’s just that we believe you could do better with dental implants involved in your restorative dentistry treatment. That’s why our staff is thoroughly trained in the process of placing and restoring modern dental implants. Keep reading to hear more about it, and then give us a call at 248-712-1522 to request your restorative dentistry consultation in Royal Oak, MI.
Dental Implants Are Stronger
Dental implants have become an increasingly popular way to replace teeth following tooth loss as an adult. This is, in part, because implants are so durable and they allow for full-performance when it comes to speaking, chewing, and the like.
You see, traditional dentures merely rest on the gums. They slip and slide around. Your speech becomes distorted, the smile you share is tentative, and the bite power you need just isn’t there.
Dental implants, by contrast, are actually placed into the jaw. The implant is made from titanium, which is a biocompatible material. Once the implants fuse into the bone, which takes about three to four months, it physically becomes part of your body.
Here’s the deal: our dental implants function like a permanent replacement for the roots of your missing teeth and can be restored with single crowns, bridges, and dentures.
Full disclosure: dental implants are bit more expensive than regular dentures, but there is a quality of life value that is far greater than dentures.
You Have Options With Dental Implants
It is great the way that dental implants can be used in an array of scenarios. At our office, we have traditional dental implants that are used to replace single missing teeth and even stabilize dentures. To be a candidate for this type of implant, you need to be in good health and have enough jawbone to support the implant. Some practices only offer this type of implant, and if you do not have enough jawbone to support the implant, you’ll need bone grafting to build up the area.
If jawbone density is a consideration for you, then there is another option for you: mini dental implants. These implants function just like regular dental implants but are smaller in diameter. With the smaller in diameter implant, the surgery is less invasive and the recovery time is brief.
The other type of implant system we offer is called All-on-4. This system uses traditional implants and is ideal for those struggling with total tooth loss. All-on-4 is unique because it uses only four implants on each arch, and best of all, the upper palate is left open, allowing you to enjoy more tastes and sensations on the roof of your mouth.
Whichever way we go, you’ll be back to your old self in no time.
Call To Start Restoring Your Smile
We hope you have been inspired to take the next step. Your dental implant treatment starts with an in-depth consultation. When you get here, you’ll have an exam, and then we’ll use digital 3-D images to plot out your treatment. Before you know it, you’ll have your health and appearnace back.
Call the team at North Oaks Dental in Royal Oak, MI today at 248-712-1522 or contact us online to schedule that initial restorative dentistry appointment. The sooner we get started, the bigger you’ll be smiling.