John L. Aurelia, Patients
Nothing mars a smile quite like gaps where teeth used to be. At John L. Aurelia, DDS, we will replace those teeth and restore the health and beauty of your smile with implants.
Your long-term satisfaction with dental implants depends significantly on the skill of the dentist that plans and places your new teeth. Drs John Aurelia and Dina Khoury work closely with some of metro Detroit’s top oral surgeons and other specialists. Additionally, they use quality material and apply their considerable knowledge when restoring implant-supported teeth.
Drs Aurelia and Khoury look forward to working with you and your family to preserve as many healthy and natural teeth as possible; however, should there come a time when teeth can’t be “saved” with root canal treatment, they will proactively discuss options for tooth replacement with you.
Bridges require some remaining healthy teeth. Replacement teeth within a dental bridge depend on those surrounding, natural teeth for support. In a basic bridge system, a false tooth or “pontic” is placed in between two crowns. This three-piece unit is then cemented to the prepared natural teeth or abutments. These crowned abutments help to hold the pontic in place. As with all crowns, a small amount of the natural tooth structure must be removed. While comparatively cost-effective, Drs Aurelia and Khoury will demonstrate ways to keep the tight spaces underneath the bridge clean.
If you are missing many teeth, partial and complete dentures depend on either natural suction in the mouth or adhesive products to hold them in place. Since the denture sits on top of the gums, the underlying bone doesn’t get “exercise” from the act of chewing food and other functions. The bone tends to shrink, which alters the shape of your face and causes dentures to become loose and slide around. These dentures require ongoing maintenance in the form of relining and rebasing. So, the dentures are modified to better fit your changing mouth.
Dentures may be retrofitted with dental implants. Implants are placed in the jawbone. They are designed to function like natural tooth roots. One of our exceptional specialist partners precisely and strategically places implants in the jaw. After the implants have become part of the surrounding bone, it is time for your teeth to be restored. Drs Aurelia and Khoury will then apply either a denture that snaps into place on top of the implants or they will place crowns or bridges on top of the implants.
Restorations that are designed like real teeth look, feel, and function in a natural manner. They can be brushed and flossed like natural teeth and are built to last for a lifetime (no bone loss!). Call [phone2] to schedule your appointment at John L. Aurelia, DDS, in Rochester, MI.