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Lake Orion area dentist explains the benefits of dental implants as a tooth replacement

Patients who are missing one or more teeth and would prefer not to have a dental bridge or dentures are the best candidates to consider dental implants. Dental implants are titanium posts that provide a more natural tooth replacement than bridges or dentures. This is because they are directly attached to the bone of the jaw, just as natural teeth are.

Dental implants are typically considered for patients with plenty of healthy bone. They must also have healthy gums and must be in good overall health. Patients must be free from cavities and disease in order to enjoy the successful placement of dental implants.

There are several benefits to placing dental implants.

Maintain Alignment of Existing Teeth

Dr. John L. Aurelia of the Lake Orion area may suggest patients consider tooth implants to keep the existing teeth from shifting. This happens when a natural tooth is lost and creates a space in the dental arch that results in “floating” of the rest of the teeth. This may require orthodontic treatment to fix, so restorations such as implants are considered as soon as possible to maintain alignment.


No other restoration comes close to providing the strength and stability of a dental implant. Tooth implants use the jawbone for support, which allows it to hold strong. Biting and chewing forces are put on the bone, not the surrounding teeth or gum tissue, which is essential for the best chewing and biting efficiency after tooth loss.


Dental implants are wonderful stand-alone restorations that are restored over the top with custom-made dental crowns. The crown is made to look as natural as possible. Porcelain is used, which closely mimics the appearance of tooth enamel, and the coloring and shape are made to match the existing teeth for seamless integration.


The primary benefit of dental implants is longevity. Implants can last a lifetime when patients maintain regular examinations and take good care of their dental implant at home between visits. This also ensures that the risk of periodontal disease is reduced for a healthier smile and it keeps sufficient bone structure intact for successful placement and a long life.

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I can't believe there are not more reviews for this office! I don't even know where to begin! For starters, they deserve more than 5 stars. I fly in from California every Christmas to see my family and always make sure to get into this dentist office. The entire staff is phenomenal! They really make you feel like family and actually care about their patients here. It's so important to be able trust your dentist. This dentist's office is so gentle and there work is beyond amazing. Thank you so much for always getting me in on such short notice and with limited days each and every holiday visit! It's not exciting going to dental appointments, but somehow you all make it the best possible experience it can possible be. Looking forward to seeing you all again at the end of the year!
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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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