Permanently Restore Your Smile
Dental implants are prosthetic teeth designed to replace the entire tooth from crown to root. Unlike other restoration options, they actively prevent jawbone deterioration and stimulate jawbone regrowth. This is why Dr. Kosinski highly recommends them as the gold standard in tooth restoration options. Placing dental implants is completed in three steps that occur over the course of a few months. These steps include:
- An initial consultation
- Placing the dental implant
- Placing the crown
Read on to learn more about how the implant process works.
Your Initial Consultation
The first step in the dental implant process is your free consultation at SmileCreator of Bingham Farms. During your visit, Dr. Kosinski will discuss your long-term treatment goals and recommend the implant solution that will work best for you.
By the time you leave our office, you’ll have the information you need to make an informed decision about pursuing dental implants. We’ve streamlined the entire process to make it as fast, efficient, and convenient as possible by building treatment plans around the specific needs of each patient.
Placing Your Dental Implant
Once you’ve decided that dental implants are for you and Dr. Kosinski has determined that you’re a good candidate for dental implants, the next step is your implant placement surgery. During this step, Dr. Kosinski will secure the implant into your jaw bone. Afterward, you’ll need to fully heal before the next step.
During your healing process, which can take between four and six months, the implant will fuse with your jawbone through a process called osseointegration. Dental implants have a 98% success rate, making them a very safe and reliable choice of restoration. Healing time will depend on your oral health, personal healing process, and jaw strength.
Completing Your Restoration
Once we’ve placed your dental implants and they have fully integrated with your jaw, we can place your permanent dental restoration. Whether it’s a crown, bridge, or implant-supported denture, Dr. Kosinski will ensure that your smile looks and feels just right.
We can’t wait to help you discover how dental implants will change your life. When you’re ready to take the first step towards a beautiful, new smile, schedule a visit with Dr. Kosinski.
Your Personalized Treatment Plan
Dr. Kosinski and our team at SmileCreator of Bingham Farms understand that no two patients are the same. While some patients are immediately ready for implant placement, most need some supplemental care in preparation.
If you do need a supplemental procedure to improve your candidacy for dental implants, our team of experts is here to help. Whether you need a single tooth or an entire arch replaced, we have the dental implant solutions to rejuvenate your smile.
Dental anxiety is a very real problem for many of our patients, and it’s our goal to make your time with us as relaxing and stress-free as possible. To help our patients feel at ease, we offer safe and effective sedation dentistry.
Our sedation treatments are simple and fast-acting, allowing us to complete complex dental procedures in fewer visits while you stay relaxed. Restoring your smile should be a positive experience, and it’s our mission to put your mind at ease.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many teeth can be replaced with dental implants?
You can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even a full arch of missing teeth with dental implants. In most cases, you won’t need one implant for every missing tooth. For example, as few as four implants can be used to provide a full, permanent set of upper or lower teeth.
How do you care for dental implants?
Implants require the same type of care as natural teeth: daily brushing and flossing, along with regular dental checkups and professional cleanings. Although implants are resistant to decay, the gum tissues around them can become inflamed or infected without good oral hygiene. With proper care, your dental implants should last a lifetime.
Complete Your Smile at SmileCreator
Dental implants can be a great way to restore your smile and protect your oral health and overall wellness. The implant placement process takes time, but it’s an investment that can last a lifetime. If you’re looking for a restoration option you won’t have to worry about, dental implants may be for you. To take the first step with a free consultation with Dr. Kosinski, call our Bingham Farms office at 248-646-8651 today.