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

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Patient Testimonial

I have reccommend Dr Cohens office to many friends and family. I will be finishing up my implant experience on a great note. Thank you for your special caring and compassionate team.

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Patient Testimonial

A fantastic job - firstly doing a tooth extraction then a sinus lift/augmentation. I was looked after extremely well by Jeffrey and the nursing staff and the procedure was much less painful than I expected. No side effects. No infection. No nosebleeds or black eyes either - a bonus! All healing nicely and I will return for the last surgery in a few months time. I would definitely recommend this service on all levels - and I came from the UK to have this done! Thanks you Jeffrey and Lakes Oral.

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