Implant Dentistry Services
in Northville, MI
A great smile is often the first thing people notice about us. It can convey warmth and self-confidence. But a missing tooth can make us feel self-conscious. With today’s dental technology, there are several ways of replacing a broken or missing tooth, and implant dentistry services can provide a popular option to bridges, or dentures.
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Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is pleased to provide complete dental care to patients. To schedule a complimentary consultation, please call 248-626-0772 or complete our online consultation form.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium, that is permanently embedded to the jawbone. The implant acts as an anchor onto which an artificial tooth is then attached.
Why Get Dental Implants?
Patients who are missing teeth or who have severely damaged teeth can have dental implants. The ideal patients are healthy, with healthy gums and enough jawbone to hold the implant.
How are Dental Implants Inserted?
The first step in getting a dental implant is a full examination including x-rays of the jaw and teeth. The first stage of surgery involves a specialist or dentist inserting the titanium implant into the jawbone, underneath the gums. As the gums and jawbone heal, the implant will bond with the bone.
The second stage is completed once the gums and jawbone have healed. Your dentist will affix a post to the implant, and then the replacement tooth, which is custom made to fit the patient’s mouth and match surrounding teeth, is attached to the implant. Sometimes, the two stages can be completed in one visit.
Often more than one or even all the teeth are replaced. This requires a bridge of replacement teeth that are attached to the abutment of titanium posts.
Care for Dental Implants
Dental implants act and feel like natural teeth because they’re affixed to the jawbone but need to be kept clean by regular flossing and brushing.
Please contact Dr. Scott J. Owens DDS at (248) 600-4521 or use the convenient online form to schedule an appointment.
Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentists
Monday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m.–1 p.m.
2nd Saturday of month 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
32931 Middlebelt Rd. Suite #608
Farmington Hills, MI 48334