Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants
Dental implants are an excellent option for anyone looking to replace missing or broken teeth. If you've experienced tooth loss, ask our team about dental implants in Ferndale! Our team can help you identify the best option for your oral health needs. Implants are inserted directly into the jaw and they provide a totally natural looking restoration. Porcelain crowns are attached to implants to provide natural-looking false teeth. If you need to restore one or several teeth, dental implants may be the right option for you!
Major advantages of dental implants in Ferndale include the following:
-last a lifetime
-stable and convenient
Disadvantages of dental implants include:
-significant financial investment
-the process requires several visits
-must have a totally healthy smile prior to treatment
-some patients may require additional treatments, like bone grafting or gum grafting
Our office offers several different types of dental implants, so we can recommend the right option for your smile. Root form implants are the most common type of implants because they look and act just like natural teeth. The screw that is inserted into the jaw acts as a natural tooth root and a dental crown is used to act just like a natural tooth. This crown is a functional false tooth that provides patients with a convenient restoration. Another option for dental implants in Ferndale include plate form implants. This implant has a flat and long shape that is better suited for a narrow jawbone. Subperiosteal implants may be used in cases where there is not enough bone width or height for other types of implants. The subperiosteal implant is designed to sit on top of bone but under the gums.
Bone grafting or gum grafting may be necessary to help repair a smile before implants can be considered. These treatments are done to create a more secure foundation for implants to be attached. The process of getting dental implants in Ferndale may take several appointments with our dentist in order to achieve a healthy smile prior to receiving implants.
Not every smile is a good candidate for dental implants, so schedule a consultation with our team to find out if you could benefit from dental implants. Some health conditions may lead to a rejected dental implant because they could compromise your body's healing process and bone density. These conditions include diabetes, heart disease, and even pregnancy. Some medications may also affect your eligibility for dental implants in Ferndale. Anyone with a history of smoking or tobacco may not be eligible for implants. Talk to our dentist to find out if your smile is healthy enough to support dental implants.
Regular visits to our office will be necessary to ensure that your implants stay strong and secure. Visit our team every six months for a cleaning and examination to make sure your smile stays healthy. With proactive dental care and smile maintenance, your smile can stay strong for years.
Call our dentist to schedule your smile consultation. Our team can help you identify the best restorative treatment options for your unique smile needs. Call Ferndale Dental at (248) 545-6400 to book your next visit with us!