Tooth loss affects millions of Americans. While traditional bridges and dentures are effective, dental implants are often a superior option.
The titanium implants anchor restorations to the jaw, acting as artificial tooth roots. They provide excellent stability and functionality.
Dr. Craig Goldin places and restores implants for patients throughout Troy, Birmingham, and Bloomfield, MI, to create stunning smiles.
The Benefits of Dental Implants: Why You Should Consider Implant Dentistry
Reduced Bone LossWhen natural teeth are missing, your jaw loses bone tissue. Dental implants are the only restorative dentistry option that can prevent this side-effect of tooth loss.
Enhanced Self-ConfidencePatients with implant appliances don't just have better dental health. When you can chew and speak without worrying that your restorations will shift for slip, you can also experience greater confidence.
The Dental Implant Difference Results That Look Like Your Natural Teeth
Types of Dental Implants: Your Implant Dentistry Options
Traditional Dental Implants
Traditional dental implants are titanium posts surgically embedded into the jawbone. After a period of osseointegration (fusion of the implant to the bone tissue), the implants give your restorations stability that is virtually equal to that of natural teeth.
Mini Dental Implants
Mini dental implants are titanium devices with a smaller diameter than traditional implants. Mini dental implants can benefit patients who have suffered some bone atrophy due to an absence of tooth roots, but want to avoid undergoing a bone graft in order to receive traditional implants.
ESTEEM All-on-X dental implants are used to support a Prettau® Zirconia Bridge, a premium device that replaces an entire dental arch on the upper or lower jaw. As few as five of these special implants can support this restoration, which provides superior aesthetics, durability, and functionality.
Want to Learn More About Dental Implants? Speak with Dentists Who Put You First
Whether you are missing one tooth or all of your teeth, the team at the Cosmetic Dentistry Institute can develop a treatment plan for you. Our dentists have years of experience creating custom dental care solutions for patients throughout Birmingham and Bloomfield.
Dr. Craig Goldin is the only Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in Eastern Michigan, and part of a select group of dentists who hold this honor worldwide. Dr. Marcy Greenbert Goldin serves as a Clinical Instructor at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, where she mentors aspiring dental health professionals. Dr. David Whalen honed his skills under oral surgeons, periodontists, and prosthodontists during a residency in Hospital Dentistry in San Francisco.
If you live in Troy, Birmingham, or Bloomfield, MI, and want to learn more about implant dentistry, contact our skilled team of dentists online or call:
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Implant Restoration Options
If you're missing a single tooth, an implant-supported crown can replace the tooth from top to bottom. This solution can be more conservative and beneficial to your oral health than traditional restorations.
Implant-supported bridges can benefit those missing two or more consecutive teeth. Traditional bridges require healthy adjacent teeth to be crowned in order to provide support. Implant bridges are self-sufficient.
Traditional dentures can easily shift out of place and require frequent adjustment for changes in the jaw over time. Implant-supported dentures are far more stable and require far fewer adjustments.
Full Arch Restorations Comparing Options
Traditional dentures and dentures supported by implants can give you a fully functioning smile. Implant-supported dentures have many benefits, but not all patients are eligible for implants. During your consultation at our Troy, MI, dental office, we can determine which full arch restoration is ideal for your needs.
Tooth Loss is Common
Tooth loss can make you feel self-conscious and alone. However, millions of Americans suffer from some level of tooth loss.
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Tooth loss is more common than you may think, but that doesn't mean you have to live with the effects and suffer from reduced oral function. With dental implants, you can eat the foods you love and speak with confidence.
Ready to get started on your dental implant journey? Experience our advanced and compassionate dental care by requesting an appointment using our online form, or by calling our dental practice in Troy, MI, today.
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How Implants Can Transform a Smile Look at These Before and After Photos
Have Questions about Dental Implants? We Have the Answers You Need
Dental implants allow people suffering from tooth loss to smile with renewed confidence. Thanks to the use of titanium and other advanced materials, we can give you a restored smile that looks, feels, and functions just like your natural teeth. If you're missing a tooth or multiple teeth, implants may be just what you need. To learn more about implant dentistry or to find out if dental implants are right for you, contact our practice online. You can also schedule a visit to the Cosmetic Dentistry Institute by phone.
The Dental Implants Process A Timeline for the Procedure
Dental implants can be used to support all kinds of restorations and appliances depending on how many teeth are missing.
Have Dental Anxiety? Our sedation options can help you get the care you need
Also known as laughing gas, this form of sedation is inhaled. It works quickly to induce a state of conscious relaxation, and it wears off quickly once it is stopped. Patients are able to drive themselves home after treatment.
Your dentist will prescribe you a medication to take before your treatment to help you remain calm and relaxed. You will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment, as it takes several hours for the medication to wear off.
Dr. Goldin is certified in IV sedation. You will be given medication via an IV. You will remain conscious, but in a deeply relaxed state. As with oral conscious sedation, you will need a responsible adult to drive you home after treatment.
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Tooth loss is common, affecting millions of Americans. It can lead to further oral health complications if not treated. Dental implants are an investment in your oral health that can provide tremendous benefits, including jawbone stimulation and restored oral function.
Whether it is a single missing tooth, multiple teeth, or you are missing all of your natural teeth, dental implants paired with a custom restoration can allow you to eat the foods you love and speak with confidence once again.
Ready to take the next step? Start your journey to a restored smile by contacting us online or calling our Troy dental practice today.
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Insurance and Financing
Unfortunately, most dental insurance plans do not cover the cost of dental implants and placement. However, your insurance may cover the cost of your restoration. We will work with your insurance provider to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses.
Our Troy dental practice also accepts financing through CareCredit® and Lending Club® to help break the cost of your dental implant treatment into affordable monthly payments. Contact us to learn more about financing options.
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Dental Implant Aftercare Making the Results and Benefits Last
Good Oral Hygiene
Use a soft-bristled toothbrush, proximal brush, and thick floss designed for implants and bridgework to keep your remaining teeth and dental implants clean. You can also wipe your gums with a clean hand towel.
Cleaning the Implant Restorations
In addition to brushing and flossing, follow all care instructions to keep your bridge or denture clean. This includes gently scrubbing away food particles and soaking the implant restoration overnight while you are asleep.
Protection and Prevention
Wear mouth or face protection when playing sports. Visit our dental office every six months for regular checkups and cleanings.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
How long do implants and restorations last?
With proper care and maintenance, dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. However, the denture, dental crown, or bridge will wear over time and will eventually need to be replaced. By practicing good oral hygiene and habits, your restoration can last 15 years or longer.
Does implant placement hurt?
No. Your dentist will thoroughly numb the area before your treatment begins. This will ensure you do not feel any pain. For those that need a higher level of comfort care, our Troy dentists offer sedation options to ensure your dental treatment is as comfortable and as positive as possible.
I've been told I don't qualify due to jawbone deterioration. Can you still help?
Yes. While you may not qualify for traditional dental implants, you may qualify for All-on-4, All-on-X, or even mini dental implants. Your dentist will examine your mouth to help determine if you are a candidate for this option. If you have severe jawbone deterioration, bone grafting may be needed. We can refer you to a trusted oral surgeon for bone grafting and coordinate care at our Troy dental practice for implant placement afterward.
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