Dental Implants – Clinton Township, MI
Want Permanent Tooth Replacement? We Can Help!
Although dentures and dental bridges can certainly be used to replace the top portion of missing teeth, they fail to address the root structure. As a result, the jaw bone starts to lose density as soon as the tooth is lost, changing the shape of the face and weakening support to any remaining teeth. At Clinton Township Family Dental, we recommend that patients consider dental implants. To learn more about this revolutionary option, keep reading below or contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rabban.
Why Choose Clinton Township Family Dental for Dental Implants?
- Dentist with Advanced Training
- Implant Placement Performed in Office
- Comfortable, Relaxing Environment
What is a Dental Implant?
When it comes to replacing a missing tooth, no other option is as comprehensive and effective as a dental implant. That’s because it has the same structure as a natural tooth. A dental implant consists of three basic parts: the post, abutment, and restoration. First the post is surgically placed into the jaw bone, where it stimulates growth. When the post has become integrated into the bone just like a natural root, the abutment is inserted, allowing the restoration to be attached on top.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Because dental implants go under the gums’ surface, they are able to offer significant advantages over traditional dentures and bridges. These advantages include the following:
- Increased stability: you don’t have to worry about your tooth replacements slipping out of position.
- Longevity: although dentures and bridges need to be replaced about every 5 to 10 years, dental implants can last longer than 30 years.
- Natural feel and appearance: dental implants feel just like natural teeth and help your jaw bone to retain its youthful shape.
Are Dental Implants Right For You?
Regardless of how many teeth you’re missing, we can customize treatment with dental implants to complete your smile. During your consultation with Dr. Rabban, you’ll be able to discuss which implant option would work best for you and whether you qualify for this treatment.
Missing Single Tooth
For one lost tooth, a single dental implant post can be inserted into the socket, and a prosthetic dental crown placed on top, leaving the surrounding teeth perfectly intact. Compared to a traditional dental bridge, which entails removing a portion of the enamel to make room for the restoration, dental implants have a positive impact on the remaining teeth by keeping teeth properly supported.
Missing Multiple Teeth
You may be missing more than one tooth, either in a row or throughout the upper or lower arch. Depending on your situation, we can attach a bridge or partial denture to just a couple of dental implants. Instead of relying on the teeth next to the gap for stability, these restorations can be fixed to implants, which are firmly grounded in the jaw bone.
Missing All Teeth
Even if you have no natural teeth left, dental implants can restore about 70 percent of your original biting power. Using only four to six implants, our team can hold full dentures in place, allowing you to enjoy a nutritious diet without worrying about your teeth coming out.
When it comes to dental implant treatment, many other dental offices have to refer patients to a specialist for the placement portion of the procedure. That’s not a problem here at Clinton Township Family Dental. With her advanced training and skills, Dr. Rabban can handle the entire process right here in our conveniently located dental office, which means that you’ll spend less time and effort traveling to other practices.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
The cost of dental implant treatment can vary depending on several factors, such as the location and number of the dental implants and what kind of restoration will be used. During your consultation with Dr. Rabban, we will discuss your unique treatment plan and go through the cost with you.
Although the initial price tag for dental implants is higher than that for traditional tooth replacement options, over time they tend to prove the smarter financial choice. While dentures and bridges need to be replaced every 10 years at most, dental implants can last for decades, meaning that taking a long-term approach to tooth replacement could save you money overall.