Dental Implants in Birmingham, MI
Replace Lost Teeth With Dental Implants
Without restorative treatment, missing teeth can lead to a lifetime of daily struggles. From feeling self-conscious when you smile to having trouble eating, lost teeth can present more problems than you may realize.
Fortunately, at Premier Birmingham Dentistry, Dr. Stone offers dental implants for patients looking to replace any number of missing teeth. We want all our patients to achieve their best smiles, which is why we’ll work with you every step of the way, ensuring dental implants are the best restorative treatment.
Discover how your Birmingham dentist can help you reach all of your smile goals with dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are custom restorations designed to replace an entire tooth from root to crown. They’re created with your unique smile needs in mind to blend seamlessly with your surrounding teeth for a flawless look. As the top-rated restorative treatment, dental implants will look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth for a lifetime of healthy smiles.
A dental implant is made up of three parts:
- The Implant: A titanium post that’s surgically placed into the jawbone to function as the root of your prosthetic tooth.
- The Abutment: The piece that connects the post to your custom restoration.
- Custom Restoration: The visible part of your restoration, typically a porcelain crown.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
As a revolutionary restorative treatment, dental implants provide patients with a variety of benefits that other solutions can’t match, including:
- Secured to your jaw
- Stimulates healthy bone growth
- Natural look, feel, and function
- Easy to maintain
- Stable and comfortable
- Decay resistant
- Can last a lifetime with proper care
Our Dental Implant Process
Receiving dental implants in Birmingham, MI with Dr. Stone can be achieved in just a few visits to our dental office.
During your first appointment, Dr. Stone will discuss your oral health goals and answer any questions you may have about your restorative dentistry options. He’ll perform a full-mouth examination to determine how much bone, gum tissue, and space is available for implant placement. Certain patients need to undergo supplemental procedures, such as a bone graft, to ensure the success of their implant placement surgery.
Placing Your Implants
At your implant placement procedure, Dr. Stone will begin by administering a local anesthetic to ensure you don’t feel any discomfort during treatment. He’ll then surgically place the dental implants into your jaw, where they’ll heal and naturally integrate themselves into the bone. The entire healing process can take between three to six months.
The Custom Restoration
After the healing period is complete, you’ll return to our Birmingham office for your final appointment. Dr. Stone will attach your customized restoration, typically a porcelain crown, to complete your treatment. Once your restoration is secured, you’ll leave our office with a stunning new smile.
Dental Implant Care
With proper care, your dental implants can last a lifetime. Fortunately, caring for your implants is almost no different from caring for your natural teeth. Follow these tips to keep your restoration in pristine condition:
- Brush twice a day
- Floss daily
- Rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash between meals
- Visit our Birmingham dental office twice a year for regular exams and professional cleanings
Frequently Asked Questions
Many patients qualify for dental implants, including those who are looking to:
- Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting the adjacent teeth
- Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by shifting teeth
- Boost their confidence and enhance their appearance
- Restore chewing, speech, and digestion
- Enhance or restore facial features
- Support a dental bridge or dentures
If you want to learn more about dental implant candidacy at Premier Birmingham Dentistry, call our office today at (248) 644-8520.
No, you won’t feel any pain during your dental implant procedure. Our Birmingham dentist will ensure your comfort by administering a local anesthetic before the surgery begins. We also offer sedation dentistry options for patients who feel nervous or uneasy about the procedure.
After the surgery, you can expect some minor swelling and discomfort. This can be remedied with the use of cold compresses or over-the-counter pain medications.
The cost of your dental implant treatment will depend on your unique restoration needs. Certain factors that will influence the total cost of your treatment include how many implants you’ll need, whether a supplemental procedure is necessary, and your insurance coverage. For your convenience, we accept multiple payment methods and offer financing options.
If you have any questions about the cost of dental implants, don’t hesitate to reach out and call our Birmingham, MI office at (248) 644-8520.
With dental implants, we can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even a full arch. Best of all, you won’t usually need a separate implant for every missing tooth. For example, as few as four implants can be used to support a denture and provide a full, permanent set of upper or lower teeth.
If you’re interested in learning about our implant solutions, schedule a consultation with Dr. Stone by contacting our office at (248) 644-8520. During your consultation, Dr. Stone will examine your oral health and explain your restoration options so you can make an informed decision.
Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Stone Today
Ready to enjoy a complete smile again? Discover how dental implants can restore the natural beauty of your smile for a lifetime. To learn more about the benefits that implants provide, schedule your consultation with Dr. Stone by calling our Birmingham office at (248) 644-8520. You can also get in touch with our team by filling out our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!