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Find out what sets dental implants apart when it comes to tooth replacement options.

Here at the Troy, MI, office of dentists Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey, we offer a complete array of tooth replacement options, including one of today's most popular treatments: dental implants. These artificial tooth roots are placed into the jawbone to support one or more false teeth.

Here are some of the amazing benefits that dental implants have to offer:

Acts Just Like Real Teeth

One of the biggest reasons people receive dental implants after tooth loss is because they are looking for a restoration that will function and feel like the real thing, and dental implants are truly the next best thing to a real tooth. Not only does the implant itself effectively replace your lost tooth roots, but it also naturally bonds together with bone and tissue, making it a permanent part of your mouth. Once the full implant has been placed, you won’t be able to notice a difference between the artificial tooth and your real one.

Doesn’t Require Special Care

Another benefit to getting dental implants is that this restoration doesn’t require special maintenance and care. While you will want to visit our Troy, MI, family dentists every six months (as per usual) for routine checkups, besides these visits and maintaining good oral hygiene, dental implants don’t need additional attention. Just brush them twice a day and floss them daily like you do the rest of your natural smile.

Preserve the Jawbone

Once the implant is placed, your jawbone will receive the stimulation that it needs but wasn’t receiving during tooth loss. By providing the bone with necessary stimulation, you can prevent severe bone loss and provide your facial structure with the support that it needs.

Lasts a Lifetime

Looking for a tooth that could last you the rest of your life? Since implants fuse together with the bone and tissue in your mouth, it’s not surprising that this restoration is designed to last a very long time. With the proper oral care in place, and by making sure that you continue to see your dentist for routine checkups, it’s common for implants to last for decades on end. Depending on when your implant is placed, you could have it for the rest of your life.

Interested in Treatment? Give Us a Call

Whether you have questions about dental implants from our Troy, MI, dental team or you are ready to find out if you’re an ideal candidate for this tooth replacement option, call us today at (248) 528-0700 to schedule an appointment.


By Rochester Dental
April 13, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Tooth Loss  

Tooth loss is a common dental problem that can develop for a number of reasons, including aging, injuries, poor eating habits, harmful/inappropriate use of the teeth, and poor oral care practices. A deeper understanding of tooth loss causes could help you pay closer attention to your specific problems and, consequently, help prevent tooth loss.

If you have one or a couple of missing teeth, a consultation here at Rochester Dental in Troy, MI, is the perfect way to conduct a detailed and complete analysis of your condition. Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey can recommend the best teeth restoration treatments such as dental implants and crowns, among others, that may be suitable for you.

What Happens When You Have One or More Missing Teeth

When you have one or several missing teeth, your adjacent teeth will eventually shift from their positions to close the space left by the lost tooth. These naturally occurring movements can lead to various problems including spaces between your other teeth.

Consequently, these gaps will be hard to maintain and will be very vulnerable to infection from bacteria that can, in turn, cause gum disease, cavities, and tooth decay among others. Left unaddressed, this will eventually result in bone loss. Furthermore, the tooth directly on top of the space will begin to separate from the socket since it’s lacking the pressure from the lost tooth.

The gum surrounding the tooth will likewise recede. These tooth loss side effects will persist until the tooth falls out or until you replace your missing tooth. Additionally, since you have fewer teeth working when you chew, this will increase your remaining teeth’s workload and cause premature wear and tear. Bone structure loss in the face and mouth will also happen over time, leading to premature aging signs.

Fortunately, there are various tooth restoration options that you can choose from, including dentures, dental bridges, crowns, and dental implants. Your dentist in Troy, MI, will help you decide on which tooth replacement will be most effective for your specific case.

Can’t Decide Which Teeth Replacement Solution is Ideal for You?

If you want to find out about your eligibility for teeth restoration options like bridges or dental implants, you can call (248) 528-0700 to schedule your assessment with Dr. William Carmody or Dr. Debra Halsey here at Rochester Dental in Troy, MI.