Dental Implants FAQ

What are single-stage implants?

A single-stage implant is when we are able to place the implant and avoid a secondary surgical procedure to uncover the dental implant during the abutment or restoration stage. Most patient cases are single-stage implants, and we can leave the soft tissue surrounding the dental implant alone.

What if I am missing a lot of teeth?

If you are missing many teeth, we can give you implant-supported dentures or a full arch of prosthetic teeth, which is attached to a couple of implants. This option is a great solution for those who need the quantity of teeth provided by a denture but don’t want the hassle associated with it.

What are the risks and complications associated with dental implants?

Dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%, and the procedure has been around for decades with continual improvements and discoveries made all along the way. The risks are very low and closely resemble those of other minor surgical procedures (infection, injury to adjacent teeth, etc.).

How long do dental implants last?

Studies have shown that properly placed and well-maintained dental implants can last for a very long time. Advanced technology and experience enable us to give you the very best shot at keeping yours for life!

When will I have my permanent teeth?

Depending on your condition, permanent restorations are placed as early as one month or as late as 12 months.

How do I care for my implants?

Care for your implants as you do for your natural teeth – brushing twice and flossing once daily and visiting your dentist every 4-6 months. Take good care of them, and they will take care of you! For more information about Dental Implants or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zakaria, call our office Northville Periodontist Office Phone Number 734-542-9904!