Have you been considering dental implants to replace your broken or missing teeth? You may be wondering what questions to ask before you commit to treatment. While dental implants are considered the “gold standard” in tooth replacement, it is a good idea to research this solution, so you know what to expect. Dr. Lauren Anderson, a board-certified periodontist and masters trained periodontist, is here to answer the common questions patients ask about dental implants. As an expert in dental implant treatment, Dr. Anderson can help you determine if this solution is right for you during an in-person consultation.
- Are dental implants the best option for me?
While there are many options for replacing missing teeth, such as dentures, dental implants have proven to be a life-changing and long-term solution for most patients. Even if your situation requires additional treatments like bone grafting or tooth extractions, you are most likely a candidate for dental implants with expert care from Dr. Anderson.
- Are dental implants safe?
Yes, dental implants are made from titanium alloy, a biocompatible material that is incredibly safe and functional, with a 97-98 % success rate. They integrate naturally with the jawbone to provide a permanent and strong foundation for new teeth. Seeking the expertise of a specialist like Dr. Anderson ensures that your oral and physical health is properly assessed so your treatment is customized for the most beneficial, long-lasting results.
- How long does the treatment process take?
The dental implant treatment process varies depending on how severe your case is, the number of missing teeth if additional procedures are needed, and other factors. While the surgery itself lasts less than an hour, your mouth will need to heal for 3-6 months before your final tooth or set of teeth can be restored. You will receive a more personalized treatment plan after a consultation with Dr. Anderson.
- Are you qualified to place dental implants?
Dr. Anderson is a board-certified periodontist who received her masters degree in periodontics and dental implant surgery from the University of Michigan where she spent 11 years of education/training. Along with many years of experience and training, she uses advanced technologies like CBCT imaging and guided implant surgery to offer predictable and long-lasting treatment. This level of expertise coupled with a calming atmosphere and many sedation options routinely delivers exceptional results for her patients.
Interested in learning more?
Reserve your consultation with Dr. Lauren Anderson to discuss replacing your missing teeth with dental implants in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Contact Anderson Periodontal Wellness at (248) 480-4910 to schedule today.