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Dental Implants

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

Implants offer a wide range of benefits, especially when compared to traditional bridges and dentures. Patients who choose dental implants can enjoy:
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Natural-Looking Outcomes

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.

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Better Oral Health

Traditional bridges and dentures only replace the crowns of the teeth, but implants restore tooth roots and provide necessary stimulation to the jaw. Implants prevent bone loss, preserve jaw health, and are able to be cleaned and maintained just like natural teeth.

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Long-Lasting Results

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:

(313) 565-5507

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Amelia Granata

2020

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Best dentist I've been to. My childhood doctor would be hurt if I told him. Lol! The hygienist was a gem. Very respectful and explained a lot. She even took photos of my problem areas so I could see them. I never had that kind of attention before. The dental assistant held my hand when they injected the numbing solution into my gums! The front desk woman even gave me a break down of all the charges before I went through with it.Thanks for the great service. Super nice.

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2020

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Awesome staff! I’ve always had anxiety about going to the Dentist. However, Dearborn Family Dentistry made me feel extremely comfortable, and worry free. Everyone was kind and genuine. Thank you so much!

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Financing Available

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. We work with CareCredit® financing to make dentistry affordable for all.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants are titanium posts that fuse with your jawbone over time. Once the bone tissue has healed around a post, it can support a crown, bridge, or denture.

Types of Implant-Supported Restorations

Implants can be used to address localized, sporadic, and complete tooth loss. Our dental team will design a fully customized plan to meet your needs. Here are the most common treatment options at our Dearborn dental practice:

Implant-Supported Crowns

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.

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Implant-Supported Bridges

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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Implant-Supported Dentures

Unstable, ill-fitting appliances are common complaints among denture wearers. Dentures can be attached to dental implants so they always stay firmly in place.

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Implant Treatment Timeline

X-Rays

Before Dr. Luria can place implants, scans and x-rays must be taken. These images help our doctors determine the most appropriate location for your new titanium implants.

Preparatory Procedures

Our dentists may need to perform procedures prior to your implant surgery, such as tooth extractions, bone grafts, or a sinus lift. These treatments are sometimes necessary for optimal outcomes. 

Anesthesia

On the day of your implant surgery, we will administer local anesthesia to numb the treatment area. Nitrous oxide sedation is also available upon request to keep you comfortable during your appointment.

Preparing the Jaw

To access the jawbone, Dr. Luria will make a small incision in the gum tissue. Next, he will use specialized dental instruments to create a pilot hole and prepare the site for your new implant.

Implant Placement

Once the jaw is prepared, our dentist will carefully and strategically place the threaded titanium implant into the bone. We use implants from several different manufacturers, including BioHorizon and Zimmer. We will choose the right type of post for your unique needs.

Healing Period

After your implant surgery is complete, a healing period is required before a restoration can be added. In most cases, it takes about three to six months for the bone to fuse to the implant.

Abutment Attachment

Once the healing period is over, you will return to our Dearborn office so we can attach an abutment – or small connector piece – to the implant. The abutment will connect your implant to your crown, bridge, or denture. Once the abutment is in place, we will take impressions of your bite so your restoration can be custom-designed.

Final Restoration

Once our partner dental lab has fabricated your restoration, you will return to our office one more time so we can attach your prosthetic to your implant. Once this step is complete, you will have a complete, fully functional smile once again.

What Will My Implant Look Like?

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Before Restoration The abutment is connected to the dental implant.
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After Restoration The final crown is attached to complete your smile.

Caring for Your Implants

Dental implants can last an entire lifetime when cared for properly. Follow these recommendations for optimal results:

Brush Daily

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 recommendations on how to floss with your new implants.

Visit Our Dentists Regularly

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.

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George Sawabini

2020

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Excellent experience. Very helpful front office staff. Very professional back office staff. Dr. Luria exceptional knowledge, and takes his time to discuss treatment options.

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Teddy Mitchell

2020

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I love this place! great staff!

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Dearborn Family Dentistry Office

Dearborn Family Dentistry

Dearborn Family Dentistry is a comprehensive dental practice that has been serving the Dearborn, MI, area for more than 70 years. We welcome whole families and are available for dental emergencies. Our dentists are affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Michigan Dental Association
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • The International Congress of Oral Implantologists

To schedule an appointment, contact us online or call (313) 565-5507. We hope to see you soon!

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Our dentists are passionate about helping patients. Drs. Mark Luria, Mohanad Ballani, and Rena Allswang all began careers in dentistry to improve not only their patients' smiles, but also the quality of their lives.

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