Dental Implants Specialist

Comfort Dental Spa

General Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Farmington Hills, MI

Over 178 million Americans are missing a tooth or multiple teeth. That’s why the experienced professionals at Comfort Dental Spa in Farmington Hills, Michigan, offer dental implants, the premier tooth replacement option available today. Implants are artificial tooth roots that support prosthetics that look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. If you’re considering dental implants to restore your smile, call the office or book a consultation with the team online today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are small titanium posts that are placed in your jawbone, creating a sturdy foundation to support restorations, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures. Implant-retained prosthetics teeth look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. 

Oral surgery for dental implants is an involved process, though it’s not painful or overly complicated. The transformative results dental implants deliver are well worth the time and effort it takes to get them. 

What is the process of getting dental implants? 

The dental implant process requires at least two in-office visits with the team at Comfort Dental Spa. Once you decide on implants, you’ll schedule an appointment well in advance. 

Before the process begins, your Comfort Dental Spa dentist gives you a local anesthetic so your procedure will be comfortable. Then, using a special dental drill, your provider carefully inserts the implant directly into your jawbone. You won’t feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. 

After the procedure, your mouth needs time to heal and allow the implant to fuse to your jawbone so it can support replacement teeth. Typically, the recovery takes at least several months. Once your jawbone has fully healed, you’ll come back to the office to have your permanent restoration placed onto your implant. Placement of your prosthetic replacement is a relatively simple procedure and doesn’t require any anesthetic.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants offer a host of benefits for people with missing teeth, such as: 

  • Improved chewing, speech, and digestion
  • Prevention of teeth shifting into empty spaces
  • Curbing the effects of bone loss
  • Restoration of lost facial volume
  • Maintaining your mouth and jaw structure

It’s important to note that dental implants aren’t right for everyone. If you don’t have sufficient jawbone to support implants, you may need a separate grafting procedure to bolster your jawbone, or you can explore other restoration options. 

How long do dental implants last? 

In most cases, dental implants last you a lifetime. However, over time, as your mouth naturally changes slightly, you may need to have minor adjustments performed on your implants. That’s why it’s important to maintain your regularly scheduled checkups and cleanings. 

To find out more about how dental implants can benefit you, call the office or schedule a consultation online today. 

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