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Dr. Stankiewicz Offers Restorative Care with Dental Implants

A Versatile Solution for Replacing One or More Teeth

Many patients, especially as they age, reach a point where they need to replace one or more teeth. Sometimes this is due to the actual loss of one or more teeth to an oral health condition like gum disease. In other cases, like an injury, tooth loss has nothing to do with poor oral health. And in still other cases, a patient may have a tooth that needs to be replaced because of a deep cavity. Regardless of the situation, there is a versatile solution for replacing teeth called dental implants. With dental implants, patients can restore a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire row of teeth.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants anchor their restorations to the jaw using small titanium implant posts. These posts are surgically placed in the jawbone, where, over time, they bond with the  bone tissue there, creating a stable foundation that mimics our mouth’s natural structure. With this natural bond, you can enjoy results that look and feel natural. You won’t ever need to rely on denture adhesives ever again. Instead, you can finally talk, laugh, smile, and eat with confidence again.

The Dental Implants Process

A complete dental implant procedure is completed in just a few appointments. In the first, one or more implants are surgically inserted into the jaw. Then, after an appropriate healing period has passed, the implants are exposed and posts are attached. In the final stage of treatment, a custom-made crown, bridge, partial, or full denture is attached to your implant(s).

Dental Implants for Allen Park and Nearby Communities

Dr. Stankiewicz is happy to provide quality implant dentistry to his patients from Allen Park and all nearby communities. If you’re missing one or more teeth and want to learn more about this effective service, he would be happy to talk to you. During a consultation, Dr. Stankiewicz will talk to you about your goals for your smile and the benefits of dental implants in your particular case. Not every patient is an ideal candidate for dental implants, but many are. If implants are right for you, we’ll explain in greater detail how your treatment will proceed. We can also address any questions or concerns you might have.

Are you ready to give your smile the restorative care it needs with dental implants? Call our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Stankiewicz. Our office is conveniently located in the Downriver area near the Detroit Metro Airport in Allen Park, Michigan, and serve patients in Lincoln Park and Taylor, Michigan.

Dental Implant FAQs

frequently asked questions

Dental implants in Allen Park are an excellent investment because they can last for a lifetime with the right aftercare. As the only dental prosthetic to replace the entire structure of a tooth, you’ll enjoy a variety of benefits not possible with other treatments, like a fixed bridge. Although you’re excited to rebuild your smile, it’s normal to have several questions before you’re ready to commit to the procedure. We’ll take the time during your initial consultation to explain the process and address your concerns. While you wait for your appointment, here are the answers to a few common questions to put your mind at ease.

Can I get dental implants if I have periodontal disease?

The long-term success of your new smile relies on remaining infection-free; therefore, you aren’t a candidate for dental implants if you have periodontal disease. That doesn’t mean you can’t become one. Periodontal therapy can stop the infection to create the healthy foundation your smile needs to thrive. In some cases, you may also require additional procedures before your placement surgery to repair any issues caused by the infection, like bone loss.

Can dental implants fail?

Dental implants are the most predictable and reliable solution to treat tooth loss. Although they have a very high success rate, they can fail. Generally, the risk of implant failure is less than 5%, so it is rare. Often, it’s the result of a preventable infection called peri-implantitis. You can stop the infection from developing by maintaining your oral hygiene at home and visiting your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup.

Will my insurance pay for dental implants?

Unfortunately, most insurance companies will not pay the entire cost of dental implants, but they may cover certain aspects depending on your policy. Some coverage can be used to lower the cost of specific steps in your treatment, like tooth extractions or your restorations. We’ll work with your insurance company to file the necessary claims to reduce the amount you need to pay. We’ll explain how your benefits are being used an if there’s a remaining balance.

How can I pay for dental implants?

It’s no secret dental implants initially cost more than other tooth replacement options, but they are more affordable long-term. Since they can last for decades, you’ll never need to worry about paying to have them replaced. Not to mention, they improve your oral health to reduce your overall dental costs.

Although dental implants can be expensive upfront, there are several ways to keep your treatment affordable. The process of rebuilding your smile will occur in several steps, each of which has separate costs. This can make it easier to pay for your treatment because you won’t need to pay the entire amount upfront.

Besides using your dental insurance, there are multiple options to pay any out-of-pocket expense. In additional to traditional payment options, we also accept third-party financing with CareCredit. We will help you find the solutions you need to complete your smile without breaking the bank.