Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants
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Missing teeth can be detrimental to your confidence and overall health through the compromised ability to chew thoroughly and comfortably. Our Shelby Township dental office provides exceptional options to restore the ability to eat and laugh.
- Dental Implants are designed to be a lasting solution for missing teeth. Unlike a denture, implants are positioned in the jaw bone to provide the same stable foundation that your natural teeth once had.
- In addition to restoring the ability to bite and chew, Dental Implants halt bone loss that occurs when tooth roots are missing in the jaw. Bone loss contributes to changes in facial appearance, such as a sunken-in appearance of the mouth, deep wrinkling around the lips, a pointed chin and corners of the mouth that turn downward even when smiling.
- Dr. Barbat provides all phases of Dental Implants in one location, convenient to residents of Macomb and Oakland County, MI.
- Patient comfort is always a priority with total relaxation through Oral Sedation or I.V. Sedation (twilight sleep).
Dental Implants are the closest thing to the natural teeth you once had. They are also designed to last a lifetime, making them an wise investment. The type of implant system best suited to your needs will be discussed after an examination and review of imaging.
Traditional Dental Implants – The tried-&-true process for most dental implant treatments involves several steps. Placement of the implants is performed first. For several months, the bone is then allowed to grow around the implanted portions. The implant sites are uncovered and a post is positioned inside and replacement teeth are secured to the posts. The final teeth are attached for a beautiful, secure smile. Throughout treatment, you will never be without teeth in nearly all situations.
Fast-Track Dental Implants – With advanced implant systems and computerized technology, implant placement and teeth attachment can be done quickly in a number of situations. New designs are able to pre-select ideal placement positions for the implanted portions. For some patients, this means that immediate attachment of teeth can occur. While this option isn’t appropriate for everyone, it works well for certain implant patients.
“All on 4” Dental Implant system. This is an excellent option for patients with a limited amount of bone and/or limited budget. This non-removable option maximizes the use of available bone with unique placement angles and implant design. After placement, a new or existing denture is attached as a temporary set of teeth so patients leave with teeth in place … ready to smile, laugh, and eat. Typically, in 3-4 months, the implants are secure and temporary teeth are replaced with a final set of teeth that are permanently attached.
Other tooth replacement options are also available.
are held by teeth on both sides of the area where a natural tooth or teeth are missing. After adjacent teeth are prepared for crowns, a ‘bridge’ is affixed to the crowns, restoring appearance and chewing ability. In some instances, the bordering teeth can serve as anchors for a bridge without crowns. Instead, replacement teeth or a bridge is held by adjacent teeth with metal brackets. With the brackets attached to the back of natural teeth, they are typically not visible.
fill spaces of missing teeth to give chewing ability and halt shifting of remaining teeth. Partial dentures consist of replacement teeth attached to gum-colored bases, connected by metal framework. Removable partial dentures attach to natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments, which are not visible and more esthetic than clasps.
are typically removable and replace all teeth as well as gums that have diminished in height. New denture wearers need time to get accustomed to their new “teeth” because even the best fitting denture can feel awkward at first. Over time, these obstacles are typically overcome.