For anyone missing teeth—whether due to decay or trauma—dental implants are the ultimate solution. They offer an attractive result that fills the gaps in your smile while providing durability matched by only your natural teeth. Aesthetics and strength are essential for restorative treatments, however, dental implants are the only tooth-replacement option that reverses the adverse effects of tooth loss.
When you visit Advanced Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Winter will use a dental implant to restore as many teeth as you need. Also, he can use dental implants to assist other treatments, such as fixed bridges and implant-supported dentures with All-on-4® treatment.
A dental implant is a prosthetic that we can use to replace a missing tooth. While there are various ways to handle tooth loss, most aren’t reliable, comfortable, or permanent. A dental implant is all of those and more. It restores your livelihood, allowing you to eat, drink, and socialize with confidence.
Dr. Winter uses dental implants made from a biocompatible titanium alloy. This material is essential because it prevents your body from rejecting the implant, letting your mouth grow healthy soft and hard tissue to support it.
Furthermore, he’ll use a dental crown to top the implant—this is the only part anybody will see. We craft our crowns from a durable, tooth-colored material called porcelain.
Dental implants offer so much more than the alternative tooth-replacement options. Beyond looking beautiful, patients might experience any of the following:
Natural Feel and Function
We’ll take molds of your natural teeth to ensure that the implant feels and functions like the rest of your smile.
Dental implants are secured in your jawbone with a titanium post which makes them remarkably stable.
Dental implants typically last longer than any other restorative treatment. With proper care, your implant could last for many years.
Social interactions can be challenging for patients missing teeth. Dental implants will restore your natural speech patterns.
No Change in Diet
Eating certain foods can damage removable dentures. With dental implants, you won’t need to worry about what you eat.
For the majority of patients, dental implants are immediately available—assuming that they’re missing a tooth. In some instances, a patient’s mouth might be too weak or thin to support dental implants. Dr. Winter will recommend supplemental treatments to prepare your smile for the implant process. He offers bone grafting, sinus augmentations, and periodontal treatment.
The easiest way to find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants is to contact our office at 248-642-3800 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Winter. He’ll use this time to understand your situation, examine your mouth, review your dental and medical history, and discuss what you hope to gain from treatment. If everything lines up, you’ll be ready to start the implant process and will be on your way to a beautiful new smile.
After your consultation with Dr. Winter, you’ll arrive for a prescheduled appointment where he’ll place the implant fixture. This minor surgery involves him making a small incision in your gums to expose the bone. He’ll secure the implant and use a temporary crown to protect it while the laboratory manufactures the permanent version.
Your mouth could take multiple weeks to adjust to the implant, but once you feel comfortable, you’ll return to our office so Dr. Winter can complete the process by removing the temporary restoration and securing the permanent porcelain crown.