Dental Implants in Livonia
Many people believe that missing teeth mark the end of a sensational smile. This can also mean the end of good oral health. Even one missing tooth can begin to cause a series of events that can lead to a higher risk of gum disease, and imbalanced bite and TMJ disorder, and additional tooth loss. As a restorative dentistry office in Livonia, our dentists and team know the importance of replacing missing teeth. Today, patients have more choices than ever that are attractive and stand the test of time.
Why Is It Important to Replace a Missing Tooth?
When a tooth is lost, regardless if the cause is accident, injury, or decay, it raises your risk of several serious dental problems. A missing tooth leaves a gap that allows adjacent teeth to shift and rotate causing an imbalance in the biting forces exerted across the jaw. This imbalance affects the sensitive temporomandibular joints, also called TMJ, to become irritated and inflamed leading to facial pain, headaches, and stiff neck and shoulders. In addition, the shift of adjacent teeth creates spaces where bacteria gather, increasing instances of decay and gum disease. Once the tooth root is removed from the jawbone, atrophy occurs allowing nearby teeth to become loose, raising your risk for losing more teeth.
You don’t have to let tooth loss impact your look, your oral health, or your quality of life. Our Livonia dentistry practice, and implant dentist Dr. Young can keep your smile dreams alive with natural-looking dental implants.
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are a modern choice that closely mimics a natural tooth. With posts made of titanium, dental implants create solid, attractive replacements for missing teeth. Because the jawbone fuses with the titanium posts, these restorations mirror the functionality and stability of your original teeth. Atop the post, we place a lifelike crown or prosthetic to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
Why Choose Livonia Dental Group for Dental Implants?
A diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, Dr. Young can place your dental implants, and we can restore them in our office, as well, so you will avoid the hassle of multiple visits to several offices. The first step entails Dr. Young surgically positioning the titanium posts into your jawbone. Once your mouth heals, we will place a permanent crown or restoration on each implant. Some patients may qualify for Teeth-in-an-Hour or All-on-Four implant systems. As a Nobel Biocare-trained dentist, Dr. Young can determine if you would benefit from Teeth-in-an-Hour or All-on-Four and perform these convenient procedures in our Livonia dentist's office. Get ready to eat what you want and smile with renewed elegance!
Are you ready for a completely beautiful smile? Ready to know more about dental implants? Contact Livonia Dental Group to schedule your private consultation with implant dentist Dr. Young. Our office is located in the Detroit Metropolitan area near Redford, Farmington, and Northville.