Adult tooth loss impacts millions of Americans each year. This is an issue that can adversely affect a patient’s health, appearance, self-esteem, quality of life and more. As such, many folks living without a complete set of teeth are curious about restorative dentistry and dental implants in particular. Since our leader, Dr. Daboul, has years of hands-on experience in this realm, and has even written a book about the dental implants we provide here, that’s going to be our focus for today’s post. Keep reading to see a few of the commonly asked questions at our Royal Oak, MI dentist’s office, then call us at 248-712-1522 (Royal Oak) 248-963-1969 (New Hudson) to begin your own transformative journey at North Oaks Dental.

What Are Dental Implants?

It is always good to start at the beginning. Here’s the simple explanation: dental implants are small rods, typically made of titanium, that resemble a screw. They are surgically inserted into your jaw and attached to replacement teeth to create a resilient new smile.

Once implants have been inserted, they immediately begin to merge with the bone in your jaw and act as the roots of your teeth, which ensure that you don’t fall victim to bone and gum tissue loss.

Is The Implant Surgery Painful?

No. Even if you are especially sensitive, we will do everything possible to make it a pain-free and pleasant experience for you. It really is an easy process with us because our team will help you determine which form of sedation dentistry will work best for you, given your anxiety level, the particular procedure, your medical history, and other factors.

What Kind Of Implants Are Available?

At our office, we offer single implants that allow us to replace individual missing teeth; implant-anchored dentures; All-on-4 implants; mini dental implants; etc.

Are Dental Implants Comfortable?

Yes! Our implants are crafted to feel like your natural teeth. The artificial tooth, or crown, is custom-made to fit your mouth. It will be the right size, shape, and color to blend in with the rest of your teeth. No one will know it isn’t the real thing. You might even forget yourself, once you get used to the feeling.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Our dental implants are designed to last for decades, maybe even a lifetime, but they will require some maintenance, just like your real teeth. Brushing twice a day for two or more minutes, flossing and rinsing regularly, and visiting the dentist every three to six months will keep you on track. According to recent studies, dental implants can actually add years to your life! Who wouldn’t want to look younger AND live longer?

Are Implants The Best Solution For Me?

That all depends. The best candidates for dental implant surgery are folks who are in good health overall. Your jaw bone must also be thick and tall enough to support the implant. That said, many patients who have been ruled out elsewhere have turned out to be great candidates for the mini dental implants we are uniquely qualified to work with. So, we will explore your options in great detail when you are here for your preliminary examination.

How Soon Can I Get Started?

How about today? All you have to do now is call North Oaks Dental in Royal Oak, MI today at 248-712-1522 (Royal Oak) 248-963-1969 (New Hudson) or contact us online to schedule a $99 full implant consultation, which includes a CBCT scan (3D X-ray).

The $99 fee will be credited to you as part of the overall price if you proceed with the implant placement and restoration at our practice. So, you’ve got nothing to lose by taking that first step toward a new smile and a new life!