Choosing the Right Treatment
Whether you’re missing a tooth or needing a full arch, our Waterford dentist can help you find a restorative solution that will improve the look, feel, and function of your smile. Dr. Sheehan will personally work with you to make sure you receive the best dental care possible.
At Oakland Family Dental, we offer a number of treatment options that will benefit your smile for years to come. Our dedicated team goes the extra mile to educate patients about their options so they can feel confident about choosing a procedure.
What are Dental Implants?
More than 3 million Americans have dental implants, and that number continues to grow each year. Dental implants are a natural-looking restoration option for missing or damaged teeth, crafted to match the look and feel of your teeth.
The implant attachment acts as a tooth’s root to secure your implant through a process called osseointegration. This is when the implant fuses with your jawbone to create a stable foundation for the prosthetic tooth.
Unlike traditional tooth replacements, dental implants are surgically placed and preserve the health of neighboring teeth by eliminating the need for bridges. They provide much-needed stimulation to the jawbone, preventing bone resorption and deterioration.
Our single dental implant restorations are designed to permanently replace any missing teeth while functioning like your natural teeth. Made of biocompatible titanium, a dental implant integrates with your jawbone, providing stable and long-lasting support for a new crown.
Using CBCT technology, Dr. Sheehan can design a customized treatment plan from 3D images of your mouth — resulting in a restoration that is nearly identical to your missing tooth
Unlike traditional bridges that are attached to neighboring teeth, our implant-supported bridges are anchored directly to the jaw. Implant-supported bridges are easy to care for — you can floss and brush them just like your natural teeth.
Benefits of implant-supported bridges:
- Restores multiple teeth
- Looks better than traditional bridges
- Enhances jaw strength
- Allows you to eat your favorite foods
- Boosts your confidence
Full Arch Replacement
Our full-arch replacements are comfortable, stable, and functional. They don’t require any adhesives — so you can forget about the soreness and discomfort of traditional dentures.
During this process, Dr. Sheehan will attach multiple implants that will further support a stable, fixed, arch-bridge. Since your full-arch replacement is held together by implants, you can rest assured that you’ll be able to eat, speak, and smile without a second thought.
Alternative Tooth Replacement Options
Though dental implants are the most effective restoration option, it’s important to understand each option before making a decision. Dr. Sheehan offers tooth replacement alternatives for patients seeking traditional treatment options.
Dentures are a cost-effective, traditional treatment option for replacing teeth and improving the appearance of your smile. They can restore oral function by either replacing an entire arch or smile. Plus dentures are removable, allowing patients to take them out for daily cleaning and oral hygiene.
For individuals missing multiple teeth, bridges work by anchoring to healthy neighboring teeth which creates stability and improves oral function. They’re extremely durable and made to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth — allowing patients to have confidence in their smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! For patients who are missing a full arch of teeth, we can customize a set of complete dentures just for you and secure them with implants. Implant-supported dentures offer greater comfort and stability than traditional dentures, in addition to stimulating healthy bone growth in your jaw. If you’re missing all of your teeth, we can even replace both arches with implant-supported dentures.
The best dental implant solution for your smile depends on the specifics of your case. Our dentist will consider several factors as they develop a personalized treatment plan for you, including how many teeth you’re replacing, the density of your jawbone, and the health of your gums. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sheehan to find out more about our implant solutions and how she can help you.
Why Our Waterford Patients Choose Us
To ensure high-quality care, Dr. Sheehan tailors every treatment to the needs and concerns of each patient. Our knowledgeable staff will go the extra mile to continue to provide effective care that our patients in Oakland County have come to rely on.
If you have additional questions about our dental implant solutions, contact our office at 248-674-0384 to speak to a member of our staff. We’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have, or we can schedule you a free consultation with Dr. Sheehan.
Call Oakland Family Dental
Ready to restore your smile? Don’t put off replacing missing teeth any longer. At Oakland Family Dental, our team offers an array of dental implant treatment options, all in one office. Call or complete the form to get in touch with our Waterford implant dentist and schedule a consultation. Together, we’ll help you achieve the smile of your dreams!