Specialized, superior approaches to implant dentistry ensure the long life of your new smile in Rochester Hills
Implant dentistry in Rochester Hills by John L. Aurelia, DDS, PLLC leverages leading area specialists to place the dental implant, while offering natural restoration in-house.
Successful dental implants start by determining if you are a good candidate for this preferred type of tooth replacement. Many patients can benefit from the implant-supported tooth’s unmatched appearance, feel, and functionality, thanks to advanced techniques and modern technologies.
A tailored treatment plan will be developed around your unique needs, which includes:
- Number of missing teeth
- Number of dental implants needed (advanced systems allow minimal implants to support a maximum number of teeth)
- Condition of gums and jawbone
- Presence of existing teeth
The bone that supports your implant may need to be built up, especially if teeth have been missing for some time, as bone can lose its mass and density. A bone graft may be necessary to restore strength to bone that has resorbed. Depending on the health of your existing teeth, extractions may be necessary before moving forward with the implant procedure.
A partner specialist will surgically place the implants in strong bone or jawbone that has healed following a grafting or other preparatory procedure. Surgery is well-tolerated and completed on an outpatient basis. The abutment that connects the implant to the crown may be placed at the same time as the implant, or after osseointegration is complete. This process refers to the titanium implant fusing to the supportive bone, creating a strong foundation for your artificial tooth.
John L. Aurelia, DDS, PLLC will place lifelike crown or other types of restorations in the weeks or months following the implant surgery. The doctor will also monitor how well surrounding tissues are tolerating the implant, and provide instructions on care.
Get the process started in Rochester Hills by calling (248) 243-6044.