Growing up, most people believed that once they lost their baby teeth, their adult teeth would be with them for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately for many, this is not the case. Permanent teeth can be lost for a variety of reasons including decay, disease, or even trauma. Losing a tooth or teeth is actually a fairly common occurrence and it can be quite embarrassing for many people. Fortunately, with dental implants, the residents of Rochester Hills do not have to live with gaps in their smiles.
When you lose teeth, you have several options. In the past, many patients chose bridges or dentures as a solution for missing teeth. Now, more patients are looking at dental implants as permanent restorations that feel, function, and look like natural teeth. The advantages of dental implants include:
- Longevity – Dental implants are titanium rods that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. During the healing process, the rod fuses with the jawbone, becoming part of the natural structure of the mouth. Once the implant has integrated into the bone, the implant is topped with an artificial tooth or teeth. The results are stable, durable, and long-lasting restorations that patients can count on for comfort and functionality.
- Support – When missing teeth are left untreated, they can cause the remaining teeth to shift. This can alter the structure of the mouth and even affect the shape of a person’s face. Implants can ensure that surrounding teeth remain healthy and intact.
- Aesthetics – Once the implant is placed, the artificial tooth or crown that is placed on top of the implant is custom fabricated for each individual. The replacement tooth will be made to match the color and shape of surrounding teeth, for a completely natural looking restoration. Implants also have the same strength as natural teeth, allowing patients to eat and speak normally.
If you are missing teeth and would like to learn more about dental implants, call our office today at (248) 243-6044 to schedule a consultation. The smile you’ve been missing is right around the corner.
Dr. John Aurelia | Dr. Dina Khoury
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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
, 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