Dental implants in Rochester Hills, MI have become the gold standard for tooth replacement, providing long lasting, natural looking and functioning results that also help to reduce bone loss- a common side effect of lost teeth.
At Signature Dentistry of Rochester, Dr. Wolfe will create an individualized treatment plan for patients who are candidates for dental implants in Rochester Hills, MI, coordinating the initial surgical phase with a local oral surgeon. Dr. Wolfe will place the final restoration in his Rochester Hills dental office.
- Dental Implant Process
- Dental Implant FAQs
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant consists of three parts: a titanium post, which is surgically implanted into your jaw bone by a dentist to replace the tooth root; an abutment, which sits just below the gum line to secure the new tooth to the implant; and a restoration, or artificial tooth, which can either be a dental crown, dental bridge or denture.
How does it work?
A dental implant is a bio-compatible titanium post that is surgically implanted by a dentist into the jaw bone, replacing the root of a missing tooth. When fully integrated with the bone, the implant will provide stability and support for a replacement tooth. It can be used to support a dental crown for a single missing tooth or a denture to replace all of your missing teeth.
Dental Implant Benefits
- 95% or higher success rate
- Improved bone and gum health (compared to alternative restorations)
- Avoids degradation of health teeth (as in conventional bridgework)
- Improves appearance of smile and lower face
- Patients can enjoy a healthy diet without restrictions
- No worry of slippage or dentures “falling out”
Rochester Hills dentist Dr. Wolfe will create a personalized treatment plan and coordinate with a local oral surgeon or periodontist who will perform the tooth implant surgery. Dr. Wolfe will complete the restoration in our Rochester Hills dental office.
The placement of the dental implant is a simple, procedure performed in the dentist office under local anesthesia. It typically takes three to six months for the implant to heal and fully integrate with the jawbone. In some cases, Dr. Wolfe will place the permanent dental crown during this visit. Other times, a temporary crown will be placed while the implant heals.
After the healing process is complete, Dr. Wolfe will uncover the implant and attach the dental crown, bridge or denture. Your restoration will look and function the same as your natural teeth. You can brush and floss normally. Routine visits to the dentist will ensure long term health and function of the implant.
How much do dental implants cost?
The cost of dental implants is determined by the number and location of implants, as well as your overall dental health. Dr. Wolfe will review all of your options as well as the cost of procedures prior to treatment. Most implant procedures are not covered by insurance, however, we will submit the necessary billing and documentation to your insurance company to allow for the maximum reimbursement. Signature Dentistry of Rochester also offers flexible payment options and interest free financing to help make dental implants more affordable.
Are Dental Implants Right For Me?
In order to be a candidate for dental implants, patients should be healthy enough for surgery, have healthy gums and adequate bone structure to support the implant. Dr. Wolfe will perform a comprehensive evaluation and recommend the various treatment options available to you.
How long does an implant last?
With proper care and maintenance, you can expect your dental implant to last a lifetime.