Dental Implants in Warren, MI

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Bring Your Smile Back To Life With Dr. Behbood

Are you tired of feeling self-conscious about your smile? Missing teeth can impact your confidence and make simple tasks like eating and speaking difficult. Fortunately, we offer a long-lasting solution that can restore your smile and quality of life: dental implants. At Warren Family Dentistry, led by skilled Warren dentist Dr. Sahel Behbood, you’ll find a team dedicated to providing top-quality implant dentistry in a welcoming, comfortable environment. 

Get started on your smile transformation by calling our Warren, MI, dental office at (586) 574-9500. Our experienced dental team is proud to provide these lifelong tooth replacement solutions in Warren.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, usually made of titanium, a strong, biocompatible material. These small posts are surgically placed into your jawbone, where they fuse with the bone over several months. 

Once the implant integrates, it acts as a sturdy foundation for your new replacement teeth — generally crowns, bridges, or dentures. Unlike traditional restorations, implants anchor securely into your jawbone to function just like natural teeth.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, usually made of titanium, a strong, biocompatible material. These small posts are surgically placed into your jawbone, where they fuse with the bone over several months. Once the implant integrates, it acts as a sturdy foundation for your new replacement teeth — generally crowns, bridges, or dentures. Unlike traditional restorations, implants anchor securely into your jawbone to function just like natural teeth.

The restoration consists of three parts: 

  • The Implant: This is the base of your restoration that is surgically placed in your jawbone. 
  • The Abutment: The abutment attaches your dental implant to your replacement tooth.
  • The Porcelain Crown: The personalized dental crown is the final step of your treatment and the only visible part of your dental implant.
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Why Choose Dental Implants at Warren Family Dentistry?

Dr. Behbood and her team prioritize your comfort and satisfaction every step of the way, from your initial consultation to the final restoration.

At Warren Family Dentistry, you’ll benefit from:

  • State-of-the-art technology and techniques for precise implant placement
  • A gentle, compassionate approach to minimize discomfort
  • Customized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs and goals
  • Affordable pricing and flexible financing options
  • A warm, welcoming office environment where you’ll feel at ease

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer numerous advantages over other tooth replacement solutions like dentures or bridges:

  • Durability: With proper care, implants can last a lifetime.
  • Natural Appearance and Function: Implant-supported teeth look, feel, and function like natural teeth, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile without worries.
  • Preserved Facial Structure: By replacing tooth roots, implants prevent bone loss in the jaw, helping you maintain a more youthful facial appearance.
  • Easy Maintenance: Unlike dentures, you can care for implants like natural teeth — brush, floss, and visit our Warren dentist regularly for cleanings.
  • Improved Comfort and Confidence: No more slipping, clicking, or messy adhesives — implants attach firmly for maximum stability and a confident smile.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: While the upfront cost is higher, implants are a worthwhile investment since they don’t require frequent replacements like traditional dentures.

The Dental Implants Process at Warren Family Dentistry

Initial Consultation

Dr. Behbood will thoroughly examine your mouth, take X-rays and 3D scans, and discuss your goals to determine whether you’re a good implant candidate. She’ll also review your medical history to identify any factors that could affect healing.

Treatment Planning

Based on your needs and jawbone density, Dr. Behbood will decide on the type, number, and placement of your implants. She’ll create a precise surgical guide using advanced software to ensure accurate implant positioning.

Tooth Extraction

For implants to be successful, any damaged teeth may need to be extracted first to prevent infection. Don’t worry — you’ll receive a temporary restoration, so you don’t have to go without teeth during treatment.

Jawbone Preparation

Some patients may require bone grafting if the jawbone isn’t thick or dense enough to support implants. These supplemental procedures help create a strong foundation for your new teeth.

Implant Surgery

You’ll receive a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable during the procedure. Then, our Warren implant dentist, Dr. Behbood, will make small, precise incisions in your gums to place the titanium implant posts into your jawbone.

Osseointegration 

Over the next three to six months, the implants will gradually fuse with your natural bone through a process called osseointegration. This creates an incredibly stable base for your artificial teeth.

Abutment Placement

Once osseointegration is complete, you’ll have a minor procedure to attach abutments (connectors) to the implants. Temporary crowns may be placed at this time to protect the procedure site.

Final Restoration 

After any adjustments, our Warren dentist will secure your customized permanent crowns, bridges, or dentures to the abutments. You’ll leave with a brand-new, natural-looking smile!

Dental Implant Restoration Options

One of the great things about dental implants is their versatility — they can replace any number of missing teeth, from a single tooth to an entire arch. At Warren Family Dentistry, you’ll find these state-of-the-art restoration options:

  • Single Tooth Implants: The implant functions as an artificial tooth root, with a natural-looking porcelain crown attached on top.
  • Implant-Supported Bridge: Two or more implants anchor a fixed bridge to replace multiple consecutive missing teeth.
  • Implant-Supported Dentures: Strategically placed implants (often four to six) securely snap onto your denture, eliminating slippage and discomfort.

Dr. Behbood will evaluate your needs and recommend the most suitable solution to give you a fully functional, aesthetically pleasing smile.

Types of Dental Implants

While all dental implants serve the same purpose of replacing missing tooth roots, there are two main types:

  • Endosteal (in the bone): The most commonly used type, these are surgically inserted directly into your jawbone, where they integrate with the surrounding bone over time. Most implants today are endosteal.
  • Subperiosteal (on the bone): Rather than being inserted into the bone, these implants consist of a metal frame fitted onto the jawbone, with protruding posts emerging through the gums to anchor your replacement teeth.

Endosteal implants are generally an implant dentist’s preferred choice whenever possible because they provide the sturdiest foundation. However, subperiosteal implants may be recommended for certain patients without adequate bone density for the in-bone type.

Dental Implant Placement Aftercare

After your dental implant placement, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and tenderness in the treatment area as you heal. Patients typically can manage pain or soreness with over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. You should start feeling relatively normal within a week or two as the implant sites heal.

Dental Implant Care Guide

Caring for your dental implants after attaching the permanent restorations is as effortless as maintaining your natural teeth. Proper oral hygiene habits and regular dental visits are crucial to prolonging the lifespan of your implants. 

Here are some tips for keeping your new smile healthy:

  • Brush twice daily (morning and night) with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste.
  • Floss once daily to remove plaque and food debris around the implant posts.
  • Use an antimicrobial mouth rinse periodically for extra cleaning power.
  • Avoid smoking and chewing tobacco, which can contribute to gum disease and implant failure.
  • See your dentist at Warren Family Dentistry every six months for professional cleanings and check-ups.

These simple steps will help ensure your dental implants and restorations stay in excellent shape for years. With good oral hygiene and proper care, many patients keep their implants in excellent condition for life!

Frequently Asked Questions

Schedule Your Implant Consultation at Warren Family Dentistry

If you’re among the millions of Americans missing one or more teeth, don’t settle for an incomplete smile any longer. Thanks to the latest innovations in implant dentistry, you can enjoy a full set of beautiful, functional teeth that look and feel natural. With their expertise, cutting-edge technology, and commitment to personalized care, Dr. Sahel Behbood and her team at Warren Family Dentistry make getting dental implants an easy, stress-free experience.

Call (586) 574-9500 today to schedule your appointment at our Warren, MI, dental office. We’re proud to serve new and returning patients from Warren and the surrounding Detroit area, including Troy, Royal Oak, and Eastpointe, MI.

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