Bring Your Smile Back To Life With Dr. Behbood
There are plenty of dental restorations for missing teeth, but only one looks and feels just like your natural teeth — dental implants. At Warren Family Dentistry, our Warren, MI, implant dentist Dr. Behbood has years of experience restoring patients’ smiles using dental implants. Using biocompatible materials and customizable restorations, we’ll build a beautiful smile you’ll love sharing with everyone you meet.
Find out how our team of dental professionals can rejuvenate any number of missing teeth in our guide.
Why Choose Dental Implants at Warren Family Dentistry?
Our Warren dentist Dr. Behbood is passionate about continuing her education with an emphasis on dental materials and advanced technology. She implements this education by creating a comprehensive practice focused on staying up-to-date with the latest developments in dental implant technology. Dr. Behbood and her compassionate staff are proud to provide the best tooth replacement available.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are biocompatible titanium posts that mimic tooth roots, providing a permanent base for fixed or removable replacement teeth. These posts are surgically placed into the jawbone, fusing with the bone to provide a stable foundation for your custom replacement teeth. This fusion process is called osseointegration and is the key to making dental implants the most robust dental replacement technology available today.
Dental implants can replace one or more missing teeth and support a dental bridge, denture, or a single crown. 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.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are excellent tooth replacement options for people looking for the most permanent and natural solution. These restorations have a host of benefits over dentures, bridges, and other removable appliances, including the following:
- Improved Appearance: Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, allowing you to smile confidently.
- Durability: Implants are designed to last for many years and can withstand normal chewing and biting forces.
- Comfort: Implants are integrated into the jawbone, providing a secure and stable base for the replacement teeth.
- Prevention: Dental implants stop your jawbone from degrading with stimulation to the bone tissue.
- Improved Oral Health: Implants don’t rely on support from adjacent teeth, so there’s no need to alter healthy teeth.
- Convenience: Implants don’t require special maintenance and can be cleaned like natural teeth.
- Better Speech: Unlike dentures, implants won’t slip or shift, allowing you to speak clearly.
- Increased Self-Esteem: Implants can restore your confidence and improve your overall quality of life.
The Dental Implant Process
Your Dental Implant Consultation at Warren Family Dentistry
Your journey to a brighter smile begins with your consultation at our Warren dental implant office. At this appointment, Dr. Behbood and her team of dental professionals will first clean and examine your teeth before taking digital x-rays. You’ll then discuss your exam, smile goals, and x-rays to determine whether dental implants are the best option for you.
If we decide dental implants will work for your restoration, we’ll perform any necessary procedures, such as bone grafting, to improve your oral health. Once we’ve created a healthy oral environment, you’ll schedule your placement appointment.
Placing Your Dental Implants
Your dental implant placement appointment begins with professional teeth cleaning, ensuring no bacteria works its way into your implant site. We’ll then apply a local anesthetic to the soft tissues around your implant site to make the procedure as painless as possible.
After the numbing agent sets in, Dr. Behbood will create a surgical incision in your gums and place the titanium dental implant into your jawbone. Placing your implant begins the osseointegration process. We’ll fix your temporary restoration atop the implant before you head home to rest, heal, and allow your bone to fuse with the implant, which generally takes three to six months.
Finalizing Your Restoration
Once we’ve determined that your dental implants have fully bonded and secured to your jawbone, we’ll schedule your appointment to place your permanent restoration. These personalized dental crowns attach to the titanium rod to blend seamlessly into your smile, giving you a functional and natural-looking restoration that can last a lifetime.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, dental implants can be used to replace single teeth, multiple adjacent teeth, or even an entire arch of missing teeth. Your dentist will determine the most suitable treatment plan based on your needs.
Dental implant coverage varies by insurance plan. While some dental insurance plans provide partial coverage, many consider dental implants a cosmetic procedure and may not fully cover the costs.
Dental implant surgery is generally safe when performed by an experienced dentist or oral surgeon. However, like any surgery, there are risks of infection, implant failure, nerve damage, or complications. Consulting a qualified dental professional is essential to minimize these risks.
Dental implants provide strong biting and chewing capabilities, allowing you to enjoy the foods you’ve always enjoyed. However, avoiding very hard or sticky foods can help prevent damage to the prosthetic teeth or implant.
Restore Your Smile at Warren Family Dentistry
Dr. Behbood and her team of dental professionals are proud to offer the gold standard in restorative dentistry. Dental implants in Warren, MI, create stunning smiles for patients missing any number of teeth. We give our patients the freedom to smile confidently again.
Schedule your appointment at Warren Family Dentistry by calling (586) 574-9500 or filling out our online contact form. We happily serve patients in Warren, Fraser, Eastpointe, and Madison Heights, MI.