Are your damaged teeth ruining what used to be your favorite meals? Do you shy away from the camera to conceal the gaps in your smile? At Highland Advanced Dental Care, we can restore your confidence and your oral function with the help of dental implants! For your convenience, we can place dental implants to replace just one or even all of your teeth right here at our Highland Township, MI dentist office!
In the 35 years that Dr. LoCascio has been practicing in the dental field, he has helped over 75,000 patients improve their smiles. To improve your quality of care and overall patient experience, Dr. LoCascio has undergone extensive training in restorative dentistry procedures like dental implants.
Committed to career-long continuing education, Dr. Locascio has even graduated from the prestigious Misch International Implant Institute. He has also invested in some of the most state-of-the-art dental technology available to make your treatments faster and more precise!
The Many Uses Of Dental Implants
If you think about how much work we put our teeth through, it’s no wonder they can become damaged over time. On top of all the biting and chewing, you may even be using (and damaging) your teeth without realizing it if you suffer from TMJ disorder or teeth grinding.
Dental implants are an excellent tooth replacement option for many reasons. They consist of three parts:
- An artificial tooth root that is implanted into your jawbone
- An abutment that connects your implant to your restoration
- A dental crown, dental bridge, or some other custom restoration
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth with a dental crown or even a full arch of teeth in your upper or lower jaw using just 4 dental implants with the All-on-4® dental implant method!
Some Of The Many Advantages Of Dental Implants
To have dental implants placed, you must have sufficient bone density and thickness in your jaw. In some cases, we may be able to strengthen your jaw for dental implants using a bone graft.
If you are a suitable candidate, dental implants offer many advantages compared to other tooth replacement options, because they:
- Can last a lifetime with proper care
- Look, feel, and function like your natural teeth
- Help you maintain your youthful look because they prevent bone and tissue loss
- Replace your natural tooth roots for a strong, sturdy foundation for your restorations
- Provide a stronger bite than other restorative options (up to 90% of what your natural teeth supply)
- Do not require preparation of the healthy tooth structure of your surrounding teeth
While they may initially be more expensive than other tooth replacement options, dental implants can save you money in the long term. We will never try to convince you to undergo a particular dental procedure you do not want, but if you are able to invest in dental implants, that decision may save you a lot of discomfort and hassle in the future.
The Dental Implant Process Explained
Before recommending dental implants, our professional team will examine your particular situation with advanced dental technology, including digital X-rays. If you are a suitable candidate, we will carefully plan your procedure and, if you wish, describe the treatment steps so you know exactly what to expect.
When you arrive for your dental implant appointment, our friendly team will greet you with a warm smile and help put you at ease. For optimum comfort, we will numb the area using DentalVibe, a numbing delivery system that prevents you from feeling any pain during injection. Then, Dr. LoCascio will gently place your dental implant into the correct position in your jawbone.
If you happen to suffer from dental anxiety, we can help by administering nitrous oxide dental sedation through a small mask. We will carefully monitor your level of sedation. Just breathe in, lay back, and relax while we fix your smile!
After a healing period and integration with your jawbone (a process called osseointegration), you will return to our office to have your restoration placed on your dental implant. You’ll walk out with a beautifully restored smile!
Take The First Step Toward Restoring Your Confident Bite
Don’t put up with the discomfort and embarrassment of damaged or missing teeth. If you’re ready to get your strong bite and beautiful smile back, call Highland Advanced Dental Care at 248-329-3552. You can also stop by our conveniently located Highland Township, MI dental office in person or use our online form to schedule or to ask us questions.