If you have missing teeth, dental implants can replace your lost tooth roots and provide stable support for crowns, bridges, or dentures.
At Dearborn Family Dentistry in Dearborn, MI, dentist Mark Luria places and restores dental implants.
Why are dental implants the best option for replacing natural teeth?
The Advantages of Dental Implants
Because dental implants fuse to the jawbone, they literally become a part of your anatomy, so they'll never slip or slide. Additionally, our implant-supported restorations are crafted from high-grade materials that mimic the translucency of natural teeth. No one will be able to tell that your smile contains prosthetics.
Bridges last between five and 15 years, on average. Dentures have a lifespan of seven to 10 years. Dental implants, on the other hand, can last a lifetime with proper hygiene and maintenance.
Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation
Whether you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth, it is important to restore your smile as soon as possible to prevent future problems. Our team can perform all aspects of dental implant treatment at our practice in Dearborn, MI. We use only the latest technology so our patients can enjoy the benefits of conservative, streamlined dentistry.
We would be happy to answer your questions about dental implants during a one-on-one consultation or at one of our regular dental implant seminars. For more information, or to request a consultation, send us a message online or call our Dearborn office at:
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If you are concerned about the cost of dental implants, you can rest assured that we will help you fit this life-changing service into your budget. Our practice offers multiple financing options, including:
CareCredit® is a financing company that provides monthly payment plans for healthcare expenses. Patients can check if they qualify without impacting their credit score.
LendingClub® is another financing option that breaks up the cost of implants into affordable monthly payments with a quick application process.
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Patients can also make payments directly to our Dearborn office with most major credit and debit card providers to help cover any remaining costs.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Types of Implant-Supported Restorations
If you are only missing one tooth, Dr. Luria can place a single implant and attach a lifelike crown. Unlike treatment with traditional bridges, this involves no alteration to surrounding teeth.
While traditional bridges rely on adjacent teeth for support, implant-supported bridges are attached to titanium implants instead. As a result, alteration of the natural teeth is not necessary. Bridges replace a row of missing teeth.
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Ready to Restore Your Smile? Talk to Our Doctors About Implants
For an important procedure like implants, you need experts who know what they’re doing. Dr. Luria and Dr. Allswang are board-certified dentists who have access to the latest training, technology, and techniques as active members of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. They can achieve amazing results from dental implant surgery that rejuvenates your smile.
You can submit a question to our staff or talk to the doctors in an implant consultation by calling our Dearborn office at:
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Dental implants are life-changing but are also a significant procedure, so we understand if you have questions about the treatment. Dearborn Family Dentistry hosts occasional seminars to help patients learn more about dental implants, and our office carries educational brochures as well.
Ready to get started? You can talk to our doctors during a consultation about implants, or you can contact our staff directly with questions about the procedure. Call our Dearborn office at:
Caring for Your Implants
Dental implants can last an entire lifetime when cared for properly. Follow these recommendations for optimal results:
Brush Twice Every Day
Like natural teeth, implant-supported restorations should be brushed at least twice a day. Use a non-abrasive toothpaste formula. Harsh ingredients can damage your restorations.
Clean between the Teeth
Floss once daily to remove plaque and tartar deposits between the teeth. Ask our dental team for tips and instructions on how to floss with your new implants.
Schedule Regular Checkups
Dental exams and cleanings are essential for the long-term health of your implants. During these visits, we can eliminate harmful bacteria and detect any problems early on.
While our dentists do everything in their power to save a tooth, sometimes an extraction is necessary for your health. We can extract a damaged or decayed tooth that’s beyond repair to make room for dental implants.
In some cases, a patient’s jawbone may be too thin in some spots to secure an implant. A bone graft repurposes tissue and moves it to the desired treatment site so patients can still receive dental implants.
A sinus lift raises the bed of your sinuses if they are too close to the desired implant site. After lifting the sinus floor, our doctors fill the raised area with a bone graft so your dental implants can be secured in place.
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Dental Implant FAQ
Do Dental Implants Hurt?
With modern technology and techniques, we can make dental implant surgery virtually painless. Patients receive local anesthesia to numb the area, which can be combined with nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas) to help them relax during the procedure. The local anesthesia should last up to a few hours after the surgery. Any further discomfort is manageable with prescriptions or over-the-counter medicines.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
With proper care and regular checkups, an implant can potentially last a lifetime. The restorations attached to the implant may have different life-spans; for example, a dental crown typically lasts up to 15 years depending on the material and quality. If you do need a new restoration, we can simply create a new one and attach it to your implant.
Are There Different Kinds of Implants?
Yes, like any other high-grade product, there are many different types and brands of implants. We use BioHorizon and Zimmer implants due to the solid studies backing the product and their unique approaches to implant design that can improve recovery time after the procedure. At the end of the day though, we choose these brands because our patients receive the best results.
What is Osseointegration?
Osseointegration is the process where bone cells attach to the implant surface, integrating it with the jawbone. Most implants are made of titanium due to their biocompatibility and their ability to fuse with the jawbone over time. Osseointegration is an essential part of implant treatment as the bone tissue growth around the implant creates a solid foundation for the restoration.