The best permanent tooth replacement treatment available to Birmingham, MI people who are missing teeth are dental implants.
A dental implant is a metal (ideally titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root. The crown and supporting structure are securely and permanently attached to the rod. Titanium is amazingly strong and extremely well tolerated by the human body. There are very few instances of rejection. In fact, most Birmingham, MI implant dentists are not familiar with any such cases.
Dental implants offer a long-term solution to tooth loss. Are you a good Royal Oak or Birmingham, MI candidate for tooth implant surgery?
Because the metal rod is anchored into the jaw bone, it is essential that you have enough healthy bone at the implant site. Dr. Duffield can determine if you do.
Age is rarely a factor. Dental implants have proved to be successful for Birmingham people of all ages. Dr. Duffield provides comprehensive cosmetic dental care for every member of the family.
There are a few medical issues that may affect your eligibility for implants. These include diabetes, osteoporosis, radiation therapy for cancer, parathyroid disorders, bone disorders and leukemia. The presence of one or more of these conditions does not necessarily mean an implant cannot work for you; discuss any health issues with Dr. Duffield during your implant dentistry consultation.
Duffield Dentistry is located at 2009 Crooks Road, Royal Oak Michigan 48073. Call (248) 721-4502 to schedule an implant consultation.