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 in Royal Oak. At Duffield Dentistry, our team 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 prevent bone loss.
- 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 and is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He has spent more than 29 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 & 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.
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.
Get Your Dream Smile Without Anxiety
Although we make sure the dental implant process is completely pain-free, we understand that some patients are just nervous about being in a dentist office! That’s why 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.
Don’t wait a minute longer. Rebuild your smile with dental implants in Royal Oak. Call Duffield Dentistry today at (248) 721-4502. As always, consultations and second opinions are complimentary.