Oxford Dental Implants

Losing your adult teeth, whether from a sports injury, periodontal disease, or aging, may seem like an irreversible inconvenience. Not only does this negative change discourage smiling, but it makes chewing and talking a chore. Fortunately, it’s not as permanent as you might think.

Dental implants from John Khoury Dental give the illusion of reversing time by filling each gap with a natural-looking artificial tooth. Visit our Oxford, MI, office today to regain your brilliant smile.

What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a replacement tooth for a missing permanent one. It resembles natural teeth above the gum line with a sturdy custom-made crown and includes a screw-like rod within the gum that acts as the roots. The prosthetic tooth snaps onto the titanium rod with an abutment that keeps it locked in place for natural use.  

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

While any patient with adequate jawbone density can be a good candidate for dental implants, those with major oral or health complications are less likely to find success with implants. These complications include gum disease, blood clotting disorders, or chronic illnesses, so talk to your dentist about eligibility and pre-treatments. 

Are Dental Implants a One-Day Procedure?

Dental implants take up to three visits to complete. During your first visit, your dentist examines the affected tooth that needs pulling (or the socket if the tooth is already gone). They extract the tooth if needed and apply a bone graft after the extraction, prepping the bone for the implant. Depending on the bone graft size, you’ll need between two weeks to a few months to heal. 

During your second visit, the dentist surgically places the titanium rod into your gums and may provide you with a temporary crown. You must wait at least six weeks for your jawbone to heal and bond with the post.

Finally, your dentist uses an abutment attached to the implant to secure the permanent crown.

How Do I Care for My Dental Implants?

Since these teeth look like your natural teeth, you should treat them as such. Practice good oral hygiene, such as using a soft-bristled brush to gently clean around both your original and artificial teeth and flossing to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria buildup. Also, visit your trusty dentist biannually for a professional cleaning.

What Do Dental Implants Cost?

While pre and post-treatment checkups, extra preliminary procedures, and the number of implants you receive affect dental implant pricing, a sole dental implant may cost between $3,000 and $4,500. Rather than look for a cheaper alternative that may not last or lead to more costly complications, discuss a payment plan or financing option with us to get your oral health on the right track. 

Cosmetic Dentistry Done Right

Our specialty is cosmetic dentistry, from simple teeth whitening procedures to more complex oral surgeries. Rely on our almost 20 years of experience for the most cost-effective way to get procedures done right the first time. Call John Khoury Dental today for quality dental implants in Oxford, MI!