Frequently Asked Questions

How long will my dental implants last?

Your dental implants will last a long time. If you take good care of them and your oral health, then you may enjoy them for you entire lifetime. Clinton Township dental implant dentist Dr. Mindy Salzberg-Siegel will work closely with a trusted oral surgeon to complete your dental implant procedure. Regular checkups and daily oral hygiene will ensure your dental implants last as long as your smile!

How long will it take me to heal from dental implant surgery?

Traditional dental implants begin with the implantation of the biocompatible fixture into the jawbone. While the healing time varies from patient to patient, on average it takes three months for the bone to ruse around the dental implant. Our Clinton Township dentist can place a temporary crown or denture to use as you heal from implant surgery.

Should you consider alternatives to dental implants?

Dental implants are usually the best option for patients seeking to make their smiles whole again. Our Clinton Township implant dentistry practice provides several restorative solutions for missing teeth, but these alternatives have some disadvantages.

Removable Partial Dentures: Removable partial dentures have clasps that attach to surrounding teeth. While a partial denture replaces your missing teeth and improves appearance and function, it will not stop the jawbone from atrophying. Dentures lose their shapes over time, and usually need to be relined or replaced every few years. In addition, you can develop mouth sores. Plaque can get trapped under the metal clasps and cause decay, too.

Fixed Dental Bridges: A fixed dental bridge is secured via porcelain crowns to the natural teeth on either side of your smile gap. In order for the bridge to fit appropriately, these teeth require reduction. This option doesn’t prevent bone loss, since the tooth root isn’t being replaced. In addition, the teeth supporting the bridge can decay or get infected, and may require root canal therapy.

While we believe that dental implants provide the best long-term results, Dr. Salzberg-Siegel will discuss all your teeth replacement options. We want you to be happy with your final result, and we want you to enjoy a lifetime of excellent dental health, too.

What if I need help relaxing for my dental implant procedure?

At our Clinton Township office, we will ensure that you feel comfortable throughout your procedure. If you experience too much anxiety or suffer from dental phobias, we can keep you calm and relaxed with oral conscious sedation. We’ll be happy to discuss your sedation options for your implant dentistry process during your consultation.

How do I make an appointment for my dental implant consultation?

Please call us at (516) 416-1444 during business hours to schedule your dental implant consultation. Dr. Mindy Salzberg-Siegel will be happy to answer all your questions about implant dentistry as well determine your viability for the procedure. Get a whole and healthy smile with dental implants!

38550 Garfield Rd., Suite C Clinton Township MI 48038 USA
Mindy Salzberg-Siegel DDS (586) 416-1444 info@smilesbymindy.com