Dental Implants | Dentists in Waterford MI
The solution to a missing tooth
When you have a missing tooth, you have several options, including implants. During this dental procedure, the friendly, professional and expert dentists at Stannard & Studt & Wolf Dentistry will surgically implant a small titanium shaft directly into the bone and allow it to set. The bone grows around the dental implant, forming a tight connection which additionally slows or stops the bone loss that occurs when the root of a natural tooth is absent. Once the implant is firmly set in the mouth, the dentist then works to attach the replacement tooth onto the top of the shaft.
A permanent dental solution
Dental implants are a permanent solution for tooth loss and have a few advantages over bridge work. Dental implants do not stress the surrounding teeth for support, and, should the implanted tooth wear out, another dental implant can simply be replaced on the shaft.
Advantages over partial dentures
Dental implants can also be used as support as part of an implant bridge. This is an alternative to partial dentures, and has several advantages. First, there is no adjustment period to acclimate the patient. Once the implant work has been completed, you will only feel teeth, not metal supports intruding awkwardly and uncomfortably into your mouth. Second, dental implants slow the occurrence of bone loss caused by missing teeth. Third, there is no discomfort or difficulty in eating as there initially is when you get dentures. And, best of all, of course, they don’t have to be taken out all the time. Implants are permanent and stay put in your mouth.
Low cost dental implant solutions
Stannard & Studt & Wolf Dentistry also offers mini dental implants. These implants are about half the diameter of traditional implants and are mainly used to stabilize lower dentures. These implants can be inserted during a single appointment and be immediately used. The cost is 50 to 70 percent of standard dental implants. Call Stannard & Studt & Wolf Dentistry – the best in the dental industry – for a free consultation!