Your Place for Dental Implant Restoration in Livonia
Are severely damaged or missing teeth keeping you from living your life to the fullest? At the dental practice of Timothy Thomas, DDS, we're passionate about helping you flash your smile with confidence through excellent dental implant restoration. Whether you need one or multiple teeth replaced, we have the experience and skill to improve your oral health.
Our practice has happily served mature adults in Livonia, Redford, Farmington Hills, and their surrounding communities since 1987. Although we don't place dental implants at our office, we work closely with a local board-certified oral surgeon to get you the care you need, including pretreatments like sinus lifts. Regardless of your smile's condition, we'll create a personalized treatment plan to get it back to looking its best with dental implant restoration in Livonia. Call us today to schedule your next appointment!
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What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant serves as a permanent and durable way to replace your tooth's root. Typically, they consist of body-safe materials like titanium or titanium alloy. A dental implant is composed of a post, an abutment, and a restoration. Once placed, the implant fuses to your jawbone and creates a stable base for restorations like crowns and bridges.
Our Implant-Supported Restorations
When you visit our dental practice, Dr. Thomas will consider several key factors in determining which dental implant restoration option is right for you. Some of the factors include your number of missing or affected teeth, medical history, and lifestyle. During this time, we highly encourage you to ask questions so that you're fully informed throughout the process.
Regardless of the type of restoration you receive, you can expect technically skilled and attentive care. We've helped countless individuals get the functional and beautiful smile they deserve, and we want to do the same for you. Our Livonia dental implant restorations include:
Crowns: An implant-supported crown is an excellent way to replace a single missing tooth. We'll work to closely match the appearance of your crown to your remaining teeth, creating a natural and seamless appearance. Unlike a traditional crown, which requires replacement, an implant-supported crown provides you with long-lasting comfort, beauty, and support.
Bridges: An implant-supported bridge typically replaces two to four teeth in a row. Not only does a bridge fill gaps in your smile, but it can prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place, which can lead to additional dental complications. Unlike traditional bridges, they don't require the alteration of your existing teeth or the removal of healthy tissue.
Dentures: Implant-supported dentures are an excellent way to replace entire arches of teeth. Compared to traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures offer a permanent way to regain the smile of your dreams while doing away with tedious cleaning and maintenance associated with removable dentures. Typically, the process requires up to six dental implants for a secure and comfortable fit.
All-on-4® Dentures: As part of our Livonia dental implant restoration offerings, we're proud to provide our patients with All-on-4 dentures. Just like implant-supported dentures, All-on-4 relies on dental implants to replace entire arches of teeth with dentures. However, it only requires four implant posts per arch, minimizing implant surgery and preserving more of your natural tissue.
Full Smile Reconstruction
Our dental office is more than happy to pair our dental restorations with our cosmetic offerings to give you a full smile reconstruction. Some of our additional services include teeth whitening, dental veneers, tooth bonding, and much more. Our team is excited to create your personalized full smile reconstruction package to improve your oral health, dental aesthetics, and overall well-being.
Pretreatments to Help You Get Your Implants
During your initial exam with Dr. Thomas, he may find it necessary for you to undergo treatment to increase the success and safety of your dental implants. Some of the factors include the condition of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. In addition, we offer excellent sedation options to increase your comfort during your visit. Our pretreatment options include:
Bone grafts: If you have a weak or brittle jawbone, a bone graft can increase the volume and density of your jawbone and give your dental implant enough material for a firm and secure hold.
Sinus lifts: A sinus lift is an efficient way to add bone mass to your upper jaw if your sinuses are too close to your jaw or your upper jaw's bone height is too short.
Extractions: If you have one or multiple teeth that are either severely decayed or damaged, extraction can not only clear the area for dental implants, but also relieve discomfort from damaged or infected teeth.
Rejuvenate Your Smile With Dental Implants in Livonia
When you need to improve the function and beauty of your smile, you can trust our dentist and his skilled team to take care of you. From a single missing tooth to an entire arch of missing teeth, we'll help find the perfect solution for your dental problem with our Livonia dental implant restorations. Contact the practice of Timothy Thomas, DDS, today to schedule your appointment!
CALL US: (734) 447-5250 REQUEST APPOINTMENT