Tooth Implant Surgery
Farmington Hills, MI
When an injury, an accident, or tooth decay causes tooth loss, it can be important to replace the tooth to keep your mouth as healthy as possible. Missing teeth can lead to an imbalance in the mouth, causing overuse of the other teeth to compensate for the teeth lost. This overcompensation results in greater wear on the remaining teeth, usually those on the opposite side of the mouth.
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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.
Preventing this imbalance is generally accomplished through either dentures or tooth implant surgery. One of the most significant factors in this choice is the number of teeth needed replacement. Dental implants can typically replace a single tooth or multiple teeth in a row. On the other hand, dentures are the better option for people replacing multiple teeth at different positions throughout the mouth.
Dr. Scott J. Owens DDS can help you decide which course is best for you and your lifestyle.
Dental Implant Services
A dental implant is an artificial tooth that attaches to the jawbone with a titanium anchor. A surgeon or periodontist surgically implants the appliance into the gum.
Your gums must be healthy before surgery. Any infection will require further treatment before proceeding.
Once the anchor is in place, the gums need time to heal. Healing can take several weeks or even a few months.
After the gums heal, your dentist will move forward with completing the implant. In the case of a single tooth replacement, this will include placing a crown. Those receiving implants for several teeth in a row will receive a bridge.
Sometimes it is possible to complete the entire procedure in a single visit.
Please contact Dr. Scott J. Owens DDS at 248-626-0772 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