A dental implant is an artificial tooth root (made of titanium) used to anchor a crown.
If you’ve recently lost a tooth, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our dental implant dentist as soon as possible.
Our Bloomfield Hills dentist can help you explore your tooth replacement options, including dental implants.
Candidates for Dental Implants
To be a candidate for dental implants, you must have sufficient bone density in your jaw to support the titanium rods. You must also have a healthy immune system before we can approve you for dental implant surgery. Our dental implant dentist will be able to review your medical history to determine whether you’re a candidate for the procedure.
Dental Implant Procedure
During your first appointment, our dentist will place the implant in your jawbone. Over the next several months, the tooth implant should fuse to your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. Our dental implant dentist will monitor your progress to ensure everything goes smoothly. Once you’re completely healed, our dentist will place a crown over your tooth implant to give you the function and appearance of a natural tooth.
Dr. Kavanagh and Dr. Loprete are dental implant dentists in Bloomfield Hills MI. To learn if you’re a candidate for the dental implant procedure or other tooth replacement options, call (248) 335-4427.