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Shelby Township residents ask, “What is the dental implant process?”

Dental implants are a common way that many Shelby Township area residents are opting to rejuvenate their smiles. Dental implants help fill in the gaps that are left behind after tooth loss or extraction. They consist of titanium rods that are placed in the jawbone to act as artificial tooth roots. The implants can then be fitted with a dental crown, bridge, or denture to restore function and aesthetics to the smile. With dental implants, patients are able to bite, chew, and speak just as they did with their natural teeth.

While not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, they are one of our most popular solutions for patients who come to us to restore missing teeth. Patients will need to have sufficient bone structure before they can be eligible for dental implants. The jawbone acts as a source of stability for the implants, which allows them to be sturdier and longer lasting solutions than traditional bridges or dentures.

The dental implant process is straightforward. Once patients are deemed appropriate candidates, we will schedule their dental implant procedure. X-rays are taken first to allow the dentist to assess the optimal placement of the implants. The dentist will then surgically place the rods into the jawbone where they are left alone for several months to heal. This healing process, called osseointegration, allows the implants to fuse with the jawbone and create sound support for the restorations. Once osseointegration is complete, the crowns, bridges, or dentures can be placed on top.

Losing permanent teeth can be a traumatic event for many patients. In addition to losing functionality, patients are left feeling embarrassed by the appearance of their smiles. With dental implants, patients can count on a strong and durable restoration that has proven to withstand the test of time. If you would like to learn more about the dental implant process, or to find out if you are a candidate, call us today at 248-651-6810 to schedule your initial consultation. We are currently accepting new patients for all of our general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services.

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I have been bouncing around to dentists' offices for the past four years trying to find one that (1) doesn't hurt my face and mouth and (2) doesn't gross me out. My most recent dentist prior to Dr. Aurelia reeked of smoke and insisted on not wearing gloves when he fit my bite guard because otherwise it wouldn't fit properly. After that disgusting experience, I was out of there and dentist-less once again. I came across some Google reviews for Dr. Auerlia and thought I'd give his office a try. At the very least, it couldn't be worse than the last guy, right?

Even though Dr. Aurelia is out of network for my insurance, his office is well worth the extra out of pocket cost. His office got me in for an initial consult almost immediately because I had some pain concerns. They identified the issues right away and helped me get into a specialist for (another) root canal (on the same tooth - the horror!) the next day. I needed a filling in between my two front teeth and he was able to do the filling without novocain and I didn't feel a thing. I have my first cleaning next week so I will find out then how efficient they are with that (it took 90 solid minutes of my mouth being agape at my last dentist which is way too long), which is my last area of general wonderment about the quality of services provided. I can't imagine I'll need to find a new dentist anytime soon. If you are looking for an office full of helpful and friendly people and want high-quality, timely, and cost-conscious (i.e., won't do unnecessary work to get more monies) dental care, I highly recommend checking out Dr. Aurelia's office.
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Experience dentistry with a difference at the office of John L. Aurelia, DDS. With our friendly staff and warm atmosphere, we ensure that your comfort and wellbeing take priority.

Dr. John L. Aurelia received his BA degrees in Biology, Business and Economics from the Kalamazoo College, MI and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit Mercy. He’s keen on continuous education and has followed courses in cosmetic dentistry, implants, and occlusion at places like the Dawson Academy for Advanced Continuing Dental Education and Pankey Institute. He’s a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, and American and Michigan Dental Associations. He has participated in many humanitarian missions.

Having graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Dr. Dina Khoury served Veterans during her residency at the VA Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. She has been in private practice for two decades and is passionate about cosmetic dentistry.

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