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How Dental Implants Work – Farmington Hills, MI

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The unknown can be intimidating, which is why our team at MayFair Dental Associates takes the time to walk you through the step-by-step dental implant procedure. During your initial consultation, we’ll develop your customized timeline and discuss any details that you have questions about. Dental implants in Farmington Hills come so highly recommended by patients and professionals alike because they have countless benefits to offer. To learn how we can help you improve your quality of life, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.

Initial Dental Implant Consultation

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The first step on your dental implant journey is to schedule an initial consultation. During this visit, your dentist in Farmington Hills will thoroughly examine your mouth and capture detailed images of your facial structure using the latest technology, like our 3-D cone-beam imager. This allows us to see your teeth, jaws, and facial structure so we can custom-tailor the procedure for your unique needs.

If we determine that you’re a good candidate for dental implants, we’ll develop a treatment timeline so you know what to expect, like how long the process will take, the cost, and whether you need any preparatory procedures before your implants can be placed. Once you let us know that you’re ready to renew your smile with dental implants, we’ll schedule your surgery!

Dental Implant Surgery

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Patients who have never had a surgery before are often nervous about getting their dental implants placed. At MayFair Dental Associates, your comfort is one of our top priorities, and we’re happy to let you know that you have nothing to worry about. Before the surgery begins, we’ll use a sedative or local anesthesia to make sure you’re comfortable and can’t feel any pain. Your oral surgeon will make a small incision in your gums to insert your implants in your jawbone. Finally, they’ll close your gums so the healing process can begin.

Dental Implant Osseointegration & Abutment 

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One of the most important parts of the dental implant process is osseointegration, which is when your posts naturally bond with your jawbone. This can take several weeks, but it allows your replacement teeth to have a strong, durable, and solid foundation to be attached to, allowing them to last over 30 years with the proper care.

Once your healing period is over, we’ll schedule your next appointment to have your abutments attached. These are small, metal connector pieces that will secure your bridge, denture, or crown in place. The healing process after this procedure will only be a few weeks, allowing your gums enough time to heal around each of the connectors.

Placement of Dental Implant Restorations 

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The final part of your procedure will be the placement of your artificial teeth. After we take impressions of your mouth, we’ll send them out to our dental laboratory to custom-craft your dentures, bridge, or crown. They’ll customize them to match the color, size, and shape of your natural teeth for a flawless appearance.

To start your journey or if you have any questions about getting dental implants, contact our team today! We’ll be with you for every step of the process and ensure that it’s pain and hassle-free.

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