Enjoy A Long-Term Replacement For Missing Teeth
Being able to smile should never be a luxury. But if you’re missing teeth, you’re probably missing out on opportunities to flash a genuine grin. Get a new, natural-looking smile with dental implants from Duffield Dentistry. Our Royal Oak, MI dentists can place and restore your implants all in our office, giving you a gorgeous new grin you’ll want to show everyone.Dr. Duffield on the Permanence of Dental Implants Read Transcript
Dental implants are the wave of, not the future, the wave of today. People … a lot more people are getting implants today. If you lose a tooth, before you used to have a bridge done, and then you would have to shave down the tooth on either side of it, and do a bridge. If something happened to one of those two teeth, you’ve got three teeth that are in jeopardy. An implant, when you lose a tooth, a metal titanium cylinder is placed into the bone and then that acts as the root of the tooth. When that fuses to the bone, you put a crown on top of that. Then that tooth is a standalone tooth and you don’t have to touch the two adjacent teeth, and they last a long time.
I lost a tooth when I was in college. I have an implant in my mouth, and I think it’s been there for probably about 25 years and it’s not been touched. It’s a great longevity way to replace a tooth if you lose a tooth.
I just had a patient today, and I had done an implant on him, and he said,“Yeah, the implant over here is doing fine.” Well, the implant was over here. He had not even …. I said,“That’s the beauty of an implant.” I said, “That’s a great compliment.” You don’t even remember where the implant is, it just becomes part of your mouth. It’s like your own natural tooth.
Implants are a great solution for a variety of reasons:
- You can enjoy a new smile that behaves and looks like your own natural teeth.
- You can sometimes keep your implants your entire life if you care for them properly.
- You can eat crunchy food again, like apples, due to restored bite force.
- You can have a stronger jawbone because implants are able to replace lost bone mass.
- You can expect great results given the amazing success rate of dental implants: over 98 percent!
Dr. Lawrence Duffield is an established practitioner of implant dentistry. He has spent more than 20 years providing dental implant services to his patients. During this time, he has successfully shaped countless smiles. He can even do an immediate placement after extractions, if necessary. Call us today at (248) 721-4502 to see how he can shape yours, too.
Get Implants Placed And Restored At Duffield Dentistry
Dentures are not the only choice when it comes to replacing missing teeth. A dental implant replaces a missing or damaged tooth with an artificial root system and prosthetic teeth. With dental implants, you’ll gain the look and function of real teeth. And because of Dr. Duffield’s extensive training and experience with dental implants, you can have them placed and restored right in our office.Karrie M.'s Experience with Dental Implants Read Transcript
Back when I was about nine or 10 years old, I chipped my front tooth in half, and so I had had a bridge, that was like 25 years old and just because it was so ole, I had some receding gums and you could see some of the metal that the porcelain was on. SO it was awful. And I had gone to other dentists, that had given me quotes to do something. I had to go to like three different specialists to get everything done and I came here and he was like, “We’re just gonna do this. This is gonna look fine.”
I didn’t have to get any gum stuff done, I didn’t have to get a bunch of other stuff done. He was just like, “We’ll just make it so that the tooth is a little bit bigger, it’s not gonna look funky, it’s gonna look fine.” That’s what he did. I did have to get an implant, and then I also got two crowns done. It was fantastic. I was so pleased, and I got so many compliments about how it looked, and everybody just loved it. This is the only person that I would ever refer anybody to, based on my own experiences. I would trust him to treat them just the same as he has treated me.
This isn’t an option with every dentist; many will refer you to an oral surgeon for implant placement, then create a crown, bridge, or denture once the implant has healed. But Duffield Dentistry wants you to have the safety of consistent care. You can be sure that every detail is accounted for when you see us for every stage of your dental implant procedure, even if you have a full-mouth reconstruction.
Don’t Let Dental Anxiety Stop You From Getting Your Dream Smile
Although we make sure the dental implant process is completely pain-free, we understand that some patients are just nervous about being in a Royal Oak, MI dentist office! So we go out of our way to make sure patients feel comfortable and calm. You can bring in headphones or borrow ours so that you can listen to soothing music while we get to work.
Additionally, our calming demeanor and soothing actions will help relieve the anxious feelings you have in the office. We also offer sedation options.
Don’t wait a minute longer for your new smile. Call Duffield Dentistry today at (248) 721-4502.