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.
Call us with any questions or to make an appointment.248-669-6600
“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.
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.
Lakes Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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
- David K
Excellent professional service and care. I highly recommend Dr. Cohen and staff for all your dental surgery. Thank you Dr. Cohen
- Lem B
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
It was the best that anyone could possibly expect under the circumstances.
- Kara P
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
- robin beth l
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
I have been very pleased with the staff and Dr. Cohen. I would highly recommend this group.
- Mark M
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
I am confident my son received the best care possible through his implant procedures.
- Tammy M
Stephanie is very friendly and her personal greeting puts you at ease and makes you feel welcome.
- Cecilia B
The staff was very attentive. Dr. Cohen is quite skilled and put me at ease during the implant surgery.
- Rincy R
This is my fourth implant and I wouldn't think about going to see any other oral surgeon. Dr. Jeffrey Cohen is the best!
- Laura K
Very friendly, helpful staff.
- Shirley B
Everything went smooth. The Doctor and his entire staff was very professional. I would recommend this office to anyone that needs the services they provide
- brian s
Very happy with overall since you enter the office you feel very welcomed and staff take time to explain things for you. Nurses were kind and friendly. Doctor was smooth during surgery and he says it as it is.
- Mazen H
Very friendly people made it a little easier
- Alan B
Excellent care .. Staff very friendly and caring
- Teresa H
I have been pleased overall with the care that I have received.
- Elizabeth A