Tooth Implant Surgery
in Birmingham, MI
Tooth implant surgery is a cosmetic dental procedure that can be used to replace missing teeth. An implant is placed in your mouth that attaches to your jawbone. The implant effectively becomes the new “root” for a crown that is fashioned to look like a real tooth. The crown is attached to the implant and becomes your new tooth.
Although the procedure seems invasive, it usually is quite painless, and we offer sedation for patients who are anxious or apprehensive about having tooth implant surgery. Tooth implants are a safe and convenient way to keep your smile looking perfect.
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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.
Advantages of tooth implant surgery
There are a few advantages of tooth implant surgery compared to other methods to replace missing teeth.
A tooth implant functions like a real tooth, and it does not affect the health or condition of the teeth beside it. A fixed bridge (another method to replace a missing tooth) involves grinding down the teeth beside the missing one so the bridge can be supported. Also, tooth implants integrate with your jawbone, meaning the bone is kept intact.
Other reasons to have tooth implants include:
- They feel and look like real teeth
- There are no difficulties with cleaning your teeth or eating
- There is no need for special glue to hold teeth in place, like with some dentures
What’s involved with tooth implant surgery?
First, your dentist will examine your mouth and assess the condition of your jawbone. Once he has determined you are a candidate for tooth implant surgery the next step is to undergo a procedure to insert the implant. Once the implant is inserted and after your gums have healed (usually this takes about six weeks) the dentist will make a model of your teeth. A crown will be constructed and then put onto the implant.
Please contact Dr. Scott J. Owens DDS 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