For a long time, the best solution many dentists had for oral health problems was pulling affected teeth. They needed a way to replace them, so dentures were developed. Then, fixed bridges came along and gave dentists a non-removable option for restoring lost teeth. Finally, dental implants were developed, taking a page from nature’s playbook, providing a natural-looking and fully-functioning tooth replacement.
Brownstown Dental Implants
A tooth replacement unlike any other
Why Choose Ultimate Dental for Dental Implants?
- Able to replace any number of teeth for a lifetime
- 98% success rate
- Highly-experienced & skilled team
Benefits of Dental Implants
When you look at pictures over time of denture wearers, you’ll notice that their facial shapes will change. Why? Because they’re losing bone density. Your tooth roots help keep your jaw bone healthy, and when they’re gone, the bone begins to deteriorate. Dental implants effectively replace tooth roots, keeping this from being a problem and allowing you to keep your facial shape – a definite bonus!
The reason dental implants are so special is because, unlike every other tooth replacement, they restore both the crown and root of a tooth. This gives the new teeth a kind of stability that is only matched by real ones, meaning patients can eat whatever they like without worrying about their restorations shifting around.
Plus, implants are also the only treatment that can stop jawbone loss. The jawbone naturally starts to shrink after teeth go missing, and this endangers the remaining teeth and can even create a “sunken” facial appearance. Implants encourage fresh blood flow to the area, helping the bone maintain its strength and shape over time.
And, implants are uniquely durable as well. With standard oral hygiene and regular checkups, an implant can easily be expected to last for 30 years if not for the rest of a patient’s life.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants have two parts: the implant itself, which is a titanium post that is implanted in the jaw bone, and a crown that replaces the missing tooth. Dr. Hadad and Dr. Wisniewski provides the dental implant restoration, or the part that sits on top. They work with local specialists to help you through the entire procedure, making sure you’re well taken care of from beginning to end.
Indications for Dental Implants
Dental implants are a viable option whether someone is missing one tooth, multiple teeth, or even all of them:
Missing Single Tooth
A dental implant root can be placed in between two healthy teeth and topped with a porcelain crown without disturbing them, making it a seamless addition to the smile.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Instead of replacing multiple missing teeth in a row with individual implants, just two can be used to support a series of prosthetic teeth, creating a strong and reliable bridge. Implant bridges not only look more natural than regular ones, but they are much more stable as well.
Missing All Teeth
With just four to six implants, a full denture can be anchored directly to the jawbone, giving it a strength and security a traditional removable denture simply can’t match. Patients don’t have to worry about this kind of denture shifting unexpectedly in the mouth, and the fit will stay consistent for many years to come.
Partnered with Brownstown’s Best Oral Surgeons
Placing dental implant roots into the jaw is very delicate and complicated, which is why we refer our patients to one of our partnered specialists to complete this part of the procedure. Our oral surgeons have literally placed thousands of implants over the course of their careers, meaning patients can trust that their new smile will have a strong foundation. After a patient has healed from placement (which can take a few weeks or months), they’ll return to Ultimate Dental to receive their replacement teeth.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
There is no set cost for the dental implant procedure as every treatment is different depending on a patient’s unique situation. Dental implant restorations do tend to be more expensive than traditional ones, but as we touched on above, they can easily last for the rest of a patient’s life. Compare this to regular bridges and dentures that last, at most, 7-10 years, and you can see there really isn’t a comparison at all! Over time, implant patients end up spending much less on their teeth because they don’t have to pay for periodic maintenance and retreatments.
Reach Out to Us Today
If you’re considering dental implants in the Brownstown, Michigan area, then visit Ultimate Dental to discuss the procedure with Dr. Hadad, Dr. Wisniewski, and the Ultimate Dental team. We serve all of the Downriver area, including Riverview and Woodhaven. Do something nice for your damaged smile – contact us for an appointment today!