Dental Implants – Farmington Hills, MI

A Top Solution for Replacing Missing Teeth

Dental implants haven’t been around as long as traditional bridges and dentures, yet they have already become a preferred method of tooth replacement in the eyes of many dentists and patients. A well-placed dental implant can re-complete your smile, improve your health, and enhance your quality of life in a variety of ways. Reach out to Radiant Dental today to set up an appointment if you’re interested in taking the first step toward getting dental implants in Farmington Hills.

Why Choose Radiant Dental for Dental Implants?

  • Focused, Personalized Patient Experiences
  • State-of-the-Art Dental Technology
  • Personable Dentists and Staff

What Are Dental Implants?

Illustrated dental implant in Farmington Hills with dental crown

By itself, you wouldn’t think a dental implant post could be used to re-complete your smile; it’s made out of titanium, and it looks more like a screw than a tooth. However, the post is actually meant to be surgically placed in the jaw to act as an artificial root. Then a personalized crown, bridge, or denture will be attached in order to act as your new teeth. Directly interfacing with your jawbone makes dental implants very different from the traditional tooth replacement options that you may be more familiar with.

The 4-Step Dental Implant Process

Illustrated dental implant with crown being placed into the lower jaw
  • Step 1: Initial Consultation: At your first visit, our team will evaluate your mouth to determine whether dental implants are right for you. Before moving on to the next step, certain procedures like bone grafting may be required.
  • Step 2: Implant Surgery: There’s no need for us to refer you to a separate practice for this step; we can handle the surgery right here in our Farmington Hills dental office.
  • Step 3: Osseointegration and Abutment: Your dental implants will gradually fuse with your jawbone, and eventually we’ll be able to attach an abutment to each post.
  • Step 4: Delivery of the Final Restoration: We’ll use the abutments placed in the previous step to anchor your beautiful final restoration to your implants.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dentist showing a dental implant model to a patient

Dental implants can directly benefit your everyday life in a variety of ways, and they can also improve your oral health in the long term. Some advantages they provide include:

  • Stimulating your jaw to stop bone loss.
  • Being easy to take care of.
  • Often having a lifespan of over 30 years (provided that they receive the right maintenance).
  • Replacing any number of teeth in a way that looks and feels natural.
  • Restoring any confidence you may have lost due to your missing teeth.

Who Dental Implants Can Help

Senior dental patient admiring his smile in mirror

You may want to think about having dental implants placed if you have either lost a tooth or expect to have a tooth extracted soon. Once we’ve made sure that you meet the criteria for dental implant surgery – such as having enough bone in your jaw – and have completed any necessary preliminary work, we can start planning your treatment. No matter how many teeth you’ve lost, we can fix your smile with the right number of dental implants and a carefully chosen restoration.

Missing One Tooth

Dental crown being placed onto dental implant

Sometimes only one tooth is in need of replacement. We can fill the gap with a titanium dental implant post and a personalized dental crown. Much like the crowns placed on your teeth, implant crowns can be customized to be as lifelike as possible, making them virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your smile.

Missing Multiple Teeth

Dental bridge being placed onto two dental implants

The idea of losing multiple teeth in a row can be an alarming one, but oftentimes we can solve the problem with just two dental implant posts and a dental bridge. There’s no need for us to worry about making adjustments to your remaining teeth when implants can give your bridge all the support it needs.

Missing All of Your Teeth

Full denture being placed onto six dental implants

With dental implants, you can enjoy the benefits of full dentures without having to worry about them slipping out of place. In some cases, we may be able to restore your smile with the All-on-4 procedure; this treatment can be completed with just four dental implant posts, and in some cases, you may be able to have new teeth placed on the same day as your surgery.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Man in blue collared shirt smiling at dental receptionist

When you get a single dental implant and crown, the amount you pay will be different compared to a patient who needs multiple implants and a denture. The factors that can potentially influence the overall cost of the dental implant process will be discussed during your initial consultation. Remember that dental implants last longer than other forms of tooth replacement, so they can often be a smart investment compared to traditional bridges and dentures.