Do you have missing or extremely damaged teeth that need to be replaced? Call our team at (248) 267-8900 for a consultation with our periodontists for dental implants in Troy, Michigan. Dr. Samuel Korkis or Dr. Dr. Dr. Douglas L. Sweeney L. Sweeney will be happy to see you for an examination to see if you are a candidate for this treatment.
If you have lost a tooth through trauma, decay or periodontal disease, a dental implant can be an extremely beneficial restoration option. An implant is a titanium post that is surgically place into your upper or lower jaw. The implant itself replaces the root of the tooth which will help strengthen your jawbone and keep it healthy.
Based on your condition, our periodontists will work with you and collaborate with your dentist to tailor a treatment plan that meets your needs.
- If a single tooth is lost: one implant and a one crown would replace the missing tooth.
- If several teeth are lost: A fixed bridge supported by two implants can replace them.
- If all teeth are lost: an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them.
Ideally, you should have healthy gums and an adequate amount of jawbone to support your implants. But as dental technology has advanced, the number of people who could benefit from this treatment is growing. If you have experienced significant bone loss or resorption, we may suggest a bone graft or sinus lift prior to your implant placement.
Similar to your own teeth, dental implant health requires adequate home care, and regular cleaning visits. If you want to maintain health around dental implant health, you will need to see our periodontists for your follow-up visits and commit to a strong oral health regimen. It is also highly recommended that you eat a balanced diet, and refrain from tobacco use.