Welcome to SmileCreator of Bingham Farms, where we make every effort to provide the type of service you would expect from a trusted dental provider. Along with the latest technology, we offer the highest quality dental care in a comfortable and caring manner because we believe in helping our patients achieve their optimal oral health every day. Accordingly, we created this blog to offer our patients important information about their treatment options. In this first offering, we will discuss dental implants and why they are a superior tooth loss replacement procedure. Continue reading to learn more about this amazing tooth replacement treatment.
Dental implants are made from three simple parts, a root piece (the fixture), a middle piece (the abutment), and an artificial tooth (the crown). Many people are amazed by the dramatic results that these three simple pieces create. But, despite the unbelievable transformations, there is nothing magical about the dental implant process. Dental implant science focuses primarily on how an artificial titanium root fuses with the bone of a patient’s jaw. This process is called osseointegration and is critical to providing a firm and stable foundation for the natural-looking artificial tooth.
Osseointegration is the process that keeps your dental implants firmly in place. Because dental implants are made of titanium, new tissues thread themselves through tiny holes to hold the artificial root firmly in place. As the implant heals, the jaw muscle also strain and tear, thus allowing critical muscle regeneration that holds the implant in the same manner as a tooth root holds a tooth in place.
The lifespan of your dental implants will usually depend on your oral health and how well you take care of them. But,with proper care, dental implants can last many decades. Unlike other options, patients should simply brush, floss, and see a dentist regularly. Dentures and dental bridges cannot even come close to this ease of use and longevity.
The dental implant process is normally completed in four easy steps right here in our office. 1) The consultation and initial exam, 2) Installing the fixture, 3) Connecting the abutment, and 4) Placing the crown.
Step One: The first stage in the dental implant process is a consultation with Dr. Kosinski. During this appointment, the doctor will thoroughly examine your mouth and help you decide if dental implants are a good option for you. Precise measurements will be taken and you will have a chance to ask any questions you may have about the process, cost, or benefits.
Stage Two: Next, Dr. Kosinski will carefully determine the best location to place your dental implant fixture. After, a small incision will be made and the root piece will be implanted. The patient is then sent home to let their jawbone heal. It is extremely important that patients listen to Dr. Kosinski’s instructions and avoid putting pressure on the implant site. This part of the process typically takes three to six months.
Stage Three: After your fixture is healed and fused sufficiently with your jawbone, a second piece called an abutment will be attached. An abutment is the middle part of your dental implant that connects the replacement tooth with the fixture.
Stage Four: The final stage of your dental implant procedure is to create and attach the crown or artificial tooth to the abutment. At this time, Dr. Kosinski will use his considerable expertise to precisely match your dental implants to the size, color, texture, and shape of your natural teeth. Once this final stage is complete, you can sit back and enjoy your beautifully restored smile!
We know that the dental implants process can seem complicated at first, but we are here to answer any questions that you may have about how this treatment could be the right tooth replacement option for your needs. Call our Bingham Farms, MI office today to schedule a dental implant consultation. We can’t wait to help you get started today with Dr. Kosinski at SmileCreator of Bingham Farms.
Dr. Timothy Kosinski
31000 Telegraph Rd. #170
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Monday: 8:30AM – 6PM
Tuesday: 8:30AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 8:30AM – 3PM
Thursday: 8:30AM – 4PM
Friday: Occasionally / Special Arrangement