Are you in need of teeth replacement to restore your beautiful smile? Dental implants may be the solution! Our top-rated dentists at All Brite Dental provide affordable and quality dental implants for patients in the Dearborn & Brownstown, MI area.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are an excellent option for patients who need to replace a missing tooth or help support overdentures. The implant itself is a titanium post placed into the jawbone where the tooth is missing, and then a simple synthetic tooth is put into the post.
This is an excellent alternative to conventional crowns, bridges, or dentures because implants are permanent, stable, and secure.
Additionally, many patients find that dental implants are natural-looking and natural-feeling. If your goal is to have a more natural and healthy smile, then a dental implant might be perfect for you.
Typically, the best candidates for dental implants have healthy gums and adequate jaw bone to support the implant. There’s a very high chance that you’ll be a good candidate!
What are the different dental implant procedures?
There are over a dozen dental implant procedures we can provide here at All Brite Dental.
Some of these procedures are:
- All-on-4® dental implants
- Implant-supported dentures and bridges
- Dental implant placement
- Sinus lifts
- Gum grafts
- Tooth socket grafts
- Bone regeneration
- Ridge augmentation
- Regenerative procedures
- Block Graft
- Gum lift/crown Lengthening
- And more
We also offer emergency services and same day implants. If you have any questions or are ready to schedule an appointment call our Dental Implant experts at All Brite Dental today!
Who provides dental implants?
If you’re interested in learning more about or getting a dental implant, then you’ll need to speak with a proper professional. The most qualified type of professional for dental implants is a board-certified doctor of dental surgery (DDS) and a dental implant specialist. Here at All Brite Dental, our DDS and dental implant specialists can take care of everything for you.
Are dental implants safe?
Dental Implants have been used for more than 30 years and have a proven track record of being safe and effective for replacing teeth.
The strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth is made of a biocompatible material, usually titanium, which is accepted by the body. The bone attaches itself to the implant, locking it into place. To withstand daily use like natural teeth, implant teeth need to be very strong and stable.
When performed by an experienced and skilled dental implant surgeon, dental implants are one of the most predictable and safest procedures in the field of dentistry.
Additionally, this is the only method of tooth restoration that can stimulate natural bone from a missing tooth.
After the dental implant procedure
Some discomfort can be expected immediately after the procedure and for the first few days. Any pain you experience can be relieved with Ibuprofen or your doctor may give you a prescription for pain medication.
You should use an ice pack or package of frozen vegetables after dental implant surgery to reduce swelling. Use the ice for 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off, as needed.
For 7 days following the procedure, you should eat soft foods and do not chew on the surgical site. For the next few days following the procedure, very gently rinse with warm salt water to soothe the gum tissue and for additional relief.
FAQs - Implant Dentist
As an implant dentist, we can replace both the root and tooth. When you use dentures or a dental bridge to replace teeth, they only replace the visible portion of the tooth. While an effective way to restore your smile and ability to eat and speak, this does not provide the level of stimulation that your jawbone needs to prevent resorption. Your root and tooth stimulate your jawbone every time that you bite down and chew. This informs the body that your jaw is serving its purpose by supporting your teeth. Without teeth, your body will begin to leach calcium from your jawbone to distribute to other areas of the body. The loss of bone density can give you a sunken appearance and make you appear far older than you actually are. By placing dental implants in our dental office, we can restore your lost tooth while preserving your jawbone and facial appearance at the same time. No other solution is as effective at doing so.
To qualify for this procedure, you need to have sufficient density in your jawbone, which makes it necessary to visit us quickly after tooth loss. We begin by sedating you, to help you remain comfortable and not feel anything. Very often, we put patients to sleep because it can take several hours to place all of the implants. This is a surgical procedure where we insert a titanium post under the gums and secure it to the jawbone in the place where each missing tooth was. The titanium post creates a new root that the tooth will eventually be secured to.
At All Brite Dental, our team offers the All-on-4 procedure for patients that do not qualify for traditional dental implants or those that are looking for a faster solution to tooth loss. This procedure can be completed in two appointments. The first appointment is to take an impression of your mouth and to take measurements so that a new set of teeth can be created. The teeth will look natural and beautiful while being attached to synthetic gums, similar to how dentures are created. The difference is that this set of teeth snaps in place, secured to a set of four implants.
Dental Implants cost anywhere from $1,000 to $4,000 depending on factors such as your dental insurance, the number of implants needed, and type of dental implants chosen. The All Brite Dental team of Implant Experts will discuss everything with you before moving forward with any procedures or expenses.
Dental Implants can last a lifetime with proper maintenance. Patients need to brush and floss regularly and maintain regular dental checkups every 6 months.
If you are interested in a dental appointment, please give us a call today.
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