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Quality Dental Implants in Southfield, MI

Image of senior couple smilingWhen tooth loss keeps you from speaking, chewing, and living your life comfortably, Aesthetic Dental is here to help! Dr. Diane Hines and our team believe you deserve to enjoy a full and beautiful smile, whether you’re missing one tooth or many. We proudly provide solutions with complete dental implant placement, restoration, and most related services. These restoration services can include bone grafts, sinus lifts, same-day extractions, and laser gum tissue removal.

We use trusted technologies and careful planning to ensure we deliver personalized treatment designed for lasting success. Our goal is to provide tooth loss solutions that can also improve your oral health and overall well-being. We proudly serve the Southfield, West Bloomfield, Franklin, and Novi, MI, communities. Contact Dr. Hines and her team at Aesthetic Dental to schedule your dental implants consultation today!


What are Dental Implants?

3D render of dental implantsDental implants are posts, typically consisting of body-safe titanium. The purpose of an implant is to serve in the place of missing tooth roots. When the pieces of a dental implant come together, they can completely replace the entire structure of a missing tooth. Often, they include three parts.

  • The Implant Post – This part of a dental implant restores the tooth root. It is surgically placed into the jaw, with part of the post showing just above the gumline.
  • The Abutment – The tiny, screw-like piece that is responsible for connecting the implant post and restoration.
  • The Restoration – The final piece which acts as your new tooth or teeth. Depending on your needs, this can be a fully customized crown, bridge, or denture.

How Do They Work?

Dental implants are a unique and popular tooth replacement option. Once surgically placed, the implant posts become a permanent part of your jaw. This process is known as osseointegration and occurs when the posts fuse naturally with living tissue and bone.

Because of this bonding, dental implants can provide many benefits. These include restoring chewing and biting, which improves digestion and helps with speaking abilities. They also preserve your natural facial features and keep remaining teeth in place.

What Dental Implant Options Do You Provide?

Dr. Hines’ decades of experience allow her to offer a broad range of implant services. Regardless if you need immediate placement or full-smile restoration, she can help! Our available implant options include:

  • Crowns designed to replace a single missing tooth attached to one implant post.
  • Bridges restore several missing teeth in a row when supported by two or more dental implants.
  • Partial Dentures can replace multiple missing teeth throughout the smile, using carefully placed implants.
  • Complete Dentures designed to restore a smile after all teeth are lost. A full arch can be replaced in the upper, lower, or both jaws using implant-supported dentures. We provide full dentures supported by four to eight dental implants.

While our dentist typically performs same-day extraction and implant crown placement, she can also provide this service for your bridge and denture needs.

Who Can Get Dental Implants?

Image of young African American man relaxing at homeAdults in good oral and overall health often make great candidates for dental implant treatment. However, the two essential factors for candidacy include gum health and jawbone density.

Gum tissue must be firm, pink, free of redness and signs of infection. If we discover any symptoms of gum disease, Dr. Hines will treat this concern beforehand using dental lasers. Removing infection and bacteria from the gums increases the chance for proper implant fusion and successful treatment.

The jawbone must be strong and dense enough to hold implants securely. If your jawbone is healthy but needs additional support, our dentist can perform a bone graft as part of your personalized treatment plan. Bone grafts involve adding new bone material into the jaw and significantly increasing your chances for successful and long-lasting results.

How Can I Qualify?

Image of dental x-rayAt Aesthetic Dental, we do all we can to help you qualify for dental implants. Dr. Hines uses advanced diagnostic technologies to determine if implants are the best solution for your needs.

Our digital and panoramic x-rays and cone-beam CT scanner help us obtain precise 360-degree images of your teeth, gums, and jaw. These innovative tools provide us with valuable information that we use to ensure precise dental implant treatment planning.

Using intraoral cameras during exams allows us to evaluate every inch of your smile. These let our team show you our findings and what’s going on in real-time. Our use of advanced technologies means our team can accurately determine your needs, explain your current oral health status, and recommend the right treatments for your unique situation.

The Dental Implant Process Explained

Getting dental implants is a multi-step process. It typically includes a thorough consultation, exam, planning, and other related procedures when necessary. When receiving implants from our team, you can expect the following:

Customized Planning: We work closely with you to craft a plan designed specifically for you. This means your care may include multiple treatments to achieve optimal results. For example, Dr. Hines provides fast braces to correct dental shifting due to prolonged tooth loss before implant placement and restoration. She uses dental lasers for safe and effective removal of excess gum tissue. Digital scanners allow her to use mess-free impressions to fabricate your custom restoration.

Implant Placement: Dr. Hines uses skill and custom surgical guides to place your implants with precision. Her experience helps to make your treatment more successful. She can replace one or all missing teeth in your smile.

Bonding & Healing: After placement, it’ll take several months for osseointegration and healing to take place. Proper healing is vital to ensure your implants look, feel, and function for many years to come. Successful implant treatment can last for decades and even longer with proper care.

Restoration Attachment: Once correctly healed, our team invites you back to our Southfield office to attach your custom final restoration. Your crown, bridge, or denture restoration is affixed to your dental implant(s) permanently. We also provide a temporary healing denture at placement, so you don’t have to go without teeth while you’re recovering. We work closely with trusted labs that only use beautiful, safe, and natural-looking materials when creating your personalized restoration.

Renew Your Smile & Your Life with Dental Implants Today!

Dr. Diane Hines and her entire team at Aesthetic Dental proudly provide comprehensive dental implant treatment at our Southfield, MI, office. Don’t let missing teeth hinder your ability to smile with confidence! Contact us to schedule your dental implant consultation today!


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