Dental Implants West Bloomfield MI

What Are Dental Implants?

A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.

Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.  A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.

Please call Lakes Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Phone Number 248-669-6600  to schedule your dental implant consultation.

For more information about Dental Implants or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cohen, call our office in West Bloomfield, MI at Lakes Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Phone Number 248-669-6600 or Request an Appointment online.
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“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”

For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.

Surgical Advances

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Cohen is able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.

Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. Dr. Cohen performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary.  The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.

Please call Lakes Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Phone Number 248-669-6600  to schedule your dental implant consultation.

Dental Implants Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.

Dental Implants Presentation

Lakes Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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Patient Testimonial

Dr. Cohen and his staff take extreme care to inform the patient of the procedure, what to expect during the procedure and proper steps for a successful result post op. They set my anxiety to rest and have earned my absolute trust and confidence in their skill and compassionate care. Thank you to Dr. Cohen and his team for such a painless experience, again.

- Val A

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Excellent job!

- Kimberly H

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The staff helped me feel very comfortable about the procedure. Dr Jeffery explained options very well at my first visit. You can tell making patients relaxed and comfortable with their procedure is a priority. I have such a huge phobia with any dental work due to two bad experiences. However i felt very comfortable and confident in their skill set, that it helped me make this transition with ease.

- Natalie A

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The staff are very helpful and friendly and assisting you with all your needs

- Teresa H

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Professional in any aspect of the business

- Lucian P

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So far so good - everyone was great. Even though Dr. Cohen had to tell me all the things that could go wrong - it was nice it all went without no complications. Freaked my out when he said I could have a hole in my sinus and when I drink it would come out my nose - but I had to laugh! Glad it did not happen!! Pain the first few hours and after the motrin and 1 pill of the Vicodin took effect, I have had zero discomfort. No need for Vicodin, it did help at the beginning though. Feeling good 🙂

- Kathy T

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The professional quality of Lakes Oral increases the confidence I have in my regular dentist. All things considered, I actually enjoy my trips to Lakes Oral.

- Thomas O

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Very pleased with the procedure and the doctor and his staff. We recommend Lakes Oral Surgery to family and friends

- Edward Y

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I went in to get a sinus lift (which in my case was needed before I can get dental implants.) I was so nervous. The next day I was up doing my everyday activities as if nothing had happened. No pain at all and very minimal swelling. I am so grateful for the amazing job Dr. Cohen did. It’s all about how good doctors are and care and I’m telling you Dr. C is the absolute best! Thank you and your awesome staff!!!

- Coly P

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Would recommend.

- David K

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Excellent professional service and care. I highly recommend Dr. Cohen and staff for all your dental surgery. Thank you Dr. Cohen

- Lem B

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I am 95% certain that I will be treated well. At no point in the procedure do I think that I will feel uninformed or without the necessary information to make good decisions for myself. I am comfortable in the hands of this team.

- Thomas O

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It was the best that anyone could possibly expect under the circumstances.

- Kara P

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My experience with Dr Cohen & his staff was phenomenal! I am terrified of dentists to begin with & did my research. Hoping I would find an oral surgeon that was highly skilled & had compassion. My tooth had to be extracted & decided to replace with an implant which required a bone graft. Originally, I wanted to be sedated for my fear was greater than the cost, but with the expertise of Dr Cohen and his nurse, Kathy by my side, keeping me calm, it was not required. It was really incredible! I would highly recommend Dr Cohen and his wonderful team at the Lakes Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery to take care of you or a family member!

- Peggy F

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excellent experience

- robin beth l

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From the moment Dr. Cohen sat down with me I felt at ease. I felt like he knew what he was doing and any nervousness faded significantly. I was slightly nervous on the day of surgery but all I remember is leaving with minimal to no pain and very little discomfort. I would be happy to recommend this clinic to anyone thinking of dental implants, you will be surprised. Thank you for taking care of me, I’m very happy with the result!

- Pierre S

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I have been very pleased with the staff and Dr. Cohen. I would highly recommend this group.

- Mark M

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Friendly and professional staff. I was called to let me know that Dr. Cohen was running late and offered to reschedule so I wouldn’t have a long wait.

- Levada G

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I am confident my son received the best care possible through his implant procedures.

- Tammy M

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Stephanie is very friendly and her personal greeting puts you at ease and makes you feel welcome.

- Cecilia B

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