Find Answers For Your Dental Implant Questions in Royal Oak

You probably have questions about teeth implants. We’d like to help by listing a few Royal Oak dental implant questions our patients often ask us. If you have other questions or if you’d like to schedule your implant consultation, call us today at 248-220-7021. You can also make an appointment online.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

This question can only be answered with a full exam and digital imaging. Generally speaking, however, you’re a good candidate for dental implants if you have one or more badly damaged or missing teeth and you have sufficient bone structure to support implants.

How and why is bone lost when teeth are lost?

When you lose a tooth, there no longer is a tooth root in the jawbone to stimulate it. Through a process known as resorption, the bone will slowly begin to break down and deteriorate. Over time, bone loss can even alter the shape of your face, causing it to have a “sunken” appearance.

How are dental implants placed and who places them?

Dr. Daboul can place your dental implants right here in our office. During your procedure he will carefully place each implant in your jaw, where it will fuse with the bone in a process known as osseointegration. To ensure your complete comfort, you’ll have your choice of sedation methods – inhaled sedation, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation.

How can bone be preserved or regrown to support dental implants?

If you’ve lost bone mass due to missing teeth or disease, then a bone graft procedure can help make your jawbone strong enough to support implants. Dr. Daboul will place synthetic bone material on your jawbone where the tooth was. Over the course of just a few months, this material will spur the growth of new bone cells and strengthen your jawbone.

How do implant tooth replacements differ from teeth?

Two main ways implant teeth differ from natural teeth are their resistance to stains and discoloration, and that they will not decay. They should last you many years with good hygiene habits and regular dental cleanings and exams.

How old do you need to be to get dental implants?

Before you can get dental implants, we need to make sure that all growth and development of your teeth, jaw, and bones have finished. The particular age is different for each person, but in general, this will happen in the late teens or early 20s. We can take 3-D images, perform an exam, and take a thorough medical history to determine if your mouth is ready to receive dental implants. Call us today at 248-220-7021 to make an appointment or to ask any other Royal Oak dental implant questions. We’ll be glad to help!

What are the options for implant tooth replacement?

We’ll cover all your options in detail during your initial consultation. Depending on your circumstances, they could include single-tooth implants, fixed bridges, fixed or removable dentures, full-arch replacement, an All-on-4 or All-on-6 procedure, mini implants, and even same-day tooth replacement.

What type of maintenance do dental implants require?

Dental implants don’t require any sort of special care. Just brush and floss like normal, just as you do with your natural teeth. Routine checkups and cleanings will keep your implants in good shape.