Dental Implants

Haytham A. Fares, DDS, PC

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Dearborn, MI

More than 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Haytham A. Fares, DDS, PC, helps patients address gaps in their smiles at his Dearborn, Michigan, practice with dental implants. The premier tooth replacement option, long-lasting dental implants provide excellent support for natural looking prosthetics. If you’d like to better understand how implants work and learn about your candidacy, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are essentially artificial roots for prosthetic teeth. They’re mounted deep into your jawbone, providing a solid base for crowns, bridges, or dentures. You’ll be able to treat your new prosthetic teeth as you would any of your natural teeth.

Getting dental implants requires multiple procedures, though they’re not painful or too complex. For most, the sturdy results dental implants provide is worth the time and effort it takes to have them placed.

How does the process of getting dental implants work?

The process of placing dental implants requires at least two in-office visits with Dr. Fares. At your first visit, he gives you an anesthetic to make the procedure comfortable for you. Then, he uses a special dental drill to insert the implants directly into your jawbone.

Afterward, your jaw will need time to heal. This process takes several months. Once your jawbone has fully healed, you’ll return for a follow-up visit to have your permanent prosthetics attached to your implants, which is a simple and straightforward procedure.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

When it comes to getting dental implants, there are many benefits over other options, such as:

  • Better chewing and digestion
  • Implants are the most durable, sturdy tooth replacement option
  • Neighboring teeth won’t shift into empty spaces
  • Over time, implants curb the effects of bone loss and restore lost facial volume
  • Maintains the structure of your mouth and jaw

Prior to undergoing oral surgery for dental implants, Dr. Fares will go over all of the benefits of choosing them. During this stage, he’ll help you decide if they’re the best option for your specific situation.

If implants aren’t for you, Dr. Fares will help you consider and decide on other options for filling gaps in your smile and restoring your quality of life.

How long do dental implants last?

The best part about dental implants is that they’re essentially a permanent solution to the problem of missing teeth. As long as you practice good oral hygiene, they can last a lifetime. Around 90% of dental implants last 30 years, and with today’s evolving technologies and products, they can last even longer.

If your implants were not properly handled by a previous dentist, or if it’s just time to give your implants a touch-up, Dr. Fares also provides implant restorations to make your implants look their best.

If you’d like to see for yourself just how transformative tooth-replacing implants can be, call the office or schedule a consultation with Dr. Fares online today.