Here at SmileCreator of Bingham Farms, we know that seeking out dental implants can come with many important questions. Our goal is to provide you with all the information you need to choose the best option for your dental health.
Dr. Kosinski has answered most of Bingham Farms patients’ most frequently asked questions so you can get a better understanding of our treatment before you visit our office. If you still have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our Bingham Farms office today.
A dental implant is a prosthesis used to replace teeth. The implant is a titanium fixture that integrates with the jawbone and is completed with an abutment that connects to its fully-functioning, natural-looking restoration.
Every dental implant procedure is different and the success can be impacted by many factors, including the patient, their oral health, and their habits.
For patients with good oral hygiene and good health, dental implants have a success rate between 90-95 percent.
The entire implant process may vary for each patient, however, it generally takes about four to six months, which includes a healing period. If you require a supplemental procedure to improve your oral health, that will add time to the entire healing process.
During your dental implant procedure, you’ll experience little to no pain. Here at the SmileCreator of Bingham Farms, we offer sedation dentistry options to help diminish any discomfort and help you relax throughout the treatment process. Any pain after the procedure can usually be controlled with over-the-counter painkillers.
If you’ve been wearing dentures for a long period of time, you may not have sufficient bone density in your jaw to support a dental implant. At your initial consultation, Dr. Kosinski will examine your mouth and determine if wearing dentures has decreased your chances of getting implants.
Luckily, at our Bingham Farms dental office, this won’t stop you from being able to receive our restorative treatment. Completing a procedure called bone grafting will help rebuild lost jawbone by using strong, healthy bone from a donated source that will be capable of supporting dental implants.
If you have gum disease, your dental implant procedure may be pushed back. To ensure success and longevity for your treatment, Dr. Kosinski will have to restore your gum health before placing implants.
He will perform a procedure called tissue grafting, where he’ll use healthy gum tissue to place over your lost gums. This will help secure your dental implants in place and prevent further gum recession.
Dental implants aren’t a viable option for children because their mouth hasn’t fully developed, which can impair the success of an implant. However, Dr. Kosinski can officially determine if your son or daughter is a good candidate for dental implants, depending on their age, at a consultation.
The cost of dental implants depends on each distinct procedure, your oral health, and how many implants you need. Here at The SmileCreator of Bingham Farms, we offer a variety of financing options that can make your implants more affordable and help you pay for your procedure.
Some dental insurance plans will offer coverage for dental implants, but every company will be different. Discussing your coverage and benefits with your insurance company before your initial consultation will help us determine how much of the remaining balance you may have to pay for.
Right after your procedure, you should avoid chewing in the area where the dental implants have been placed until it has fully healed. We recommend that you stick to a soft food or liquid diet within the first couple of days.
Your dental hygiene routine should be the same as it is with your natural teeth. Brushing twice a day and flossing daily with non-abrasive or harmful products will ensure a clean, healthy, and long-lasting restoration.
Additionally, visiting SmileCreator of Bingham Farms for your biannual checkups and professional teeth cleaning will ensure good oral health.
A dental implant is designed to last up to a lifetime with proper oral hygiene and care. However, a dental crown may need to be replaced anywhere from 10 to 15 years.
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