Replace knocked-out or badly decayed teeth with safe, durable dental implants treatment in Sterling Heights
Our area is home to some high-octane sports teams, but not all of us are fleet-footed on the court or smooth on the ice, and accidents happen. Maybe you’ve found yourself tooth-to-concrete or tooth-to-helmet. When you brush yourself off, something’s missing: your tooth! Even if your tooth is still in place, it may be vulnerable – seriously cracked or badly broken. If the crack extends below the gum line, the tooth may need to be pulled. Sterling Heights dental implants treatment comes to the rescue in the event of traumatic injuries, and to restore a tooth that is badly damaged due to progressive conditions: decay and gum disease.
Get to know your new tooth!
Dental implants are considered the next best thing to natural teeth. For the many patients suitable for this procedure, dental implants are a great alternative to conventional dentures and dental bridges. The implant itself isn’t the part of the tooth that you see in the mirror when you smile. Thanks to advanced materials and dental techniques, LaserDentalAssociates.com can rebuild every part of your tooth, including the root that stabilizes the tooth in the jaw. The implant actually functions like the tooth root. Made from tissue-friendly titanium or a type of ceramic called zirconium, the cylindrical-shaped implant is expertly placed in the jawbone by Drs. Rosner and Pepa. Eventually, the surrounding bone fuses to the implant. Once joined to the bone in your jaw, the implant provides a great foundation for your new tooth.
Implants may be used for all your tooth replacement needs, from a crown to replace a single tooth to a partial or full denture to replace many or all of your teeth.
The process, in a few steps
All treatments at LaserDentalAssociates.com start with a thorough examination. Candidates for dental implants require sufficient bone to support the implant. Just because you may not have enough bone to start, doesn’t preclude you from treatment. We can build up the bone. Sometimes the process of preparing the jaw to accept the implant is so minor that it can be completed during the same appointment that the implant is placed. The actual placement is easier than you may think:
- We’ll numb the area to be treated and may use calming aids to help you relax.
- The implant is precisely placed, based on models of your mouth and X-rays.
- The integrative phase is a waiting period, which may require up to six months. During this stage, the bone heals and forms around the implant.
- After the implant is integrated with the rest of your jaw (so it effectively becomes your new tooth root), we’ll move on to the restorative stage. At this point, the crown or denture is placed on top of the implant.
Enjoy your new smile!
There is no single type of tooth replacement suitable to every mouth; however, for many patients, dental implant-supported teeth are a hassle-free, durable, and lifelike alternative to bridges and removable dentures. Not only do they look, feel, and function like natural teeth, but dental implant-supported crowns and dentures require the same type of care as natural teeth, which is to say they’re low-maintenance! Artificial teeth don’t decay like natural teeth. But inflammation can still develop around the implant, which threatens the long-term health and viability of your new teeth.
Keep up with good dental hygiene and six-month visits and cleanings at LaserDentalAssociates.com, and you’ll enjoy your new smile for decades to come – if not a lifetime.
A worthy investment
Dental implants are an excellent value. Other forms of tooth replacement may require relining or replacing. Implants also help to keep your jaw strong and healthy. With implants firmly embedded in the jaw, the bone gets stimulation from overlying, stabilized teeth – through the action of biting, chewing, and grinding food. You avoid bone loss, which is a destructive process that can progressively affect how you chew, speak, and look over time.
LaserDentalAssociates.com also offers financing and many payment options, which helps to ease out-of-pocket expenses. Call 586-838-2017 to schedule an appointment with Drs. Rosner or Pepa.
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