Expert Care Produces Years of Healthy Teeth
BINGHAM FARMS, MI — Persons with missing teeth very likely will suffer from bone loss which will produce several dental problems including painful dentures, sore spots or facial structure collapse.
The well-researched solution that prevents the loss of bone and allows for highly retentive permanent restorations is to have a dental implant, an artificial tooth root that actually replaces the tooth root in the bone.
The dental implant is placed in the area where the extraction occurred and is held in place by bone just like the roots of the original tooth.
“The roots of your teeth are embedded in the upper or lower jawbone, holding your teeth firmly in the mouth, explains Dr. Timothy Kosinski, DDS, of SmileCreator, Bingham Farms, who is a recognized expert in dental implants. “Teeth can be lost for a number of reasons, including periodontal disease, which may cause bone loss and mobile teeth. When teeth become too loose, they need to be removed, leaving spaces in the bone.”
The problem with tooth loss is that the bone that previously held the tooth begins to “dissolve” once the tooth is removed. The loss of bone takes place from the top of the jaw, often resulting in a dip in the area ‘ where the teeth have been extracted.
One of the major benefits of having implants placed following extractions is that the placement of implants reduces or eliminates the loss of bone. This means that most of the original bone will be maintained which virtually solves the problems of bone loss.
Once the dental implants heal to the surrounding bone, a post is placed into each implant and a crown, bridge, or denture is attached to the implants. Unlike traditional dentures, dentures attached to dental implants are highly retentive.
“Missing a tooth or teeth is a serious concern for our patients,” says Dr. Kosinski. “These individuals are not simply missing teeth, but have become amputees. Loss of teeth results in a loss of personality and integrity as a human being :a loss of quality of life.”
Someone is a candidate for dental implant if they:
- Have lost one or more teeth
- Are fed up with their partial denture or overdenture
- Have a loose denture on the lower jaw
- Have lost bone in the area of a tooth extraction
- Are considering a dental restoration with bridgework but are concerned about preserving the integrity of the adjacent teeth.
The benefits of dental implants whenever a tooth is lost can be experienced even if the tooth loss occurred five, ten, or even 20 years ago.
Dr. Kosinski will carefully evaluate each patient and, if appropriate, one or more implants will be placed where teeth have been removed.
“An implant is the first step in preventing bone loss,” stresses Dr. Kosinski. “Once the dental implants are in place, the bone will gradually attach to the implants and create a very strong bond, just like the roots of your natural teeth.”
Once the bond has been established, Dr. Kosinski will restore the implants so that your dentures, bridges, or crowns are attached to the implants and will likely look and feel like natural teeth. Dental implants with dentures, bridges, or crowns are cleaned like your natural teeth and are maintained by regular visits to the dentist and proper dental hygiene.
Denture wearers know that placing the denture on the upper or lower jawbones causes a gradual continuous loss of bone. Once the bone has flattened out, it is very difficult to keep a denture in place. This leads to continuous sore spots, lack of stability, and sometimes embarrassment. Dental implants can solve this problem.
Dental implants also can solve the problem experienced when wearing an upper denture, namely reduced ability to taste food. When dental implants are placed in the upper jaw and allowed to heal to bone, then a new upper denture or fixed bridge can be fabricated and attached to the implants without covering the palate. This change will lead to improved taste and more natural function.
For more information about Dr. Kosinski or SmileCreator go to www.smilecreator.net, call 248-646-8651 or send an email query to firstname.lastname@example.org. SmileCreator is located at 31000 Telegraph Rd., Suite 170, Bingham Farms, MI 48025.
About Dr. Timothy Kosinski: He has practiced general and implant dentistry for 20 years. A graduate of University of Detroit Dental School, he completed comprehensive implant training at Harvard. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, The International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Society of Osseointegration. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and most recently received his Mastership in the AGD in Anaheim this year. Dr. Kosinski has been inducted into the American and International Colleges of Dentists and the Academy of Dentistry International. Dr. Kosinski was selected the Best Dentist in America by his peers in 2004-2005.
To arrange an interview with Dr. Timothy Kosinski, contact Scott Lorenz of Westwind Communications at email@example.com or by phone at 734-667-2090.