Implant Dentistry Specialist

SAAV Prosthodontics P.C.

Prosthodontist & Prosthodontics located in Livonia, MI

If you have teeth that are severely decayed, loose, or missing and you desire a beautiful, full smile, experienced prosthodontist Sharitha Uchil, MSD, and the team at SAAV Prosthodontics P.C. in Livonia, Michigan, have a solution. They offer dental implants to replace damaged or missing teeth and give you the aesthetically pleasing smile you desire. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online with SAAV Prosthodontics P.C. to learn more about implant dentistry.

Implant Dentistry Q & A

What is implant dentistry?

Implant dentistry at SAAV Prosthodontics P.C. replaces missing, severely decayed, loose, or damaged permanent teeth with artificial replacement teeth to restore your smile. Dental implants consist of titanium tooth roots that attach to crowns, bridges, or dentures. They are strong, durable, and look and function just like natural teeth. 

What are the benefits of implant dentistry?

Dental implants improve the appearance and function of your smile by:

  • Improving your bite
  • Eliminating gaps
  • Replacing teeth that are worn, weak, or damaged
  • Making your speech clearer
  • Improving ability to chew

Dental implants are the next best thing to natural teeth. They can restore your smile, confidence, and overall quality of life.

Are dental implants right for me?

To determine if implant dentistry is right for you, the SAAV Prosthodontics P.C. team reviews your medical and dental history. They complete a comprehensive dental exam and take dental X-rays. Your prosthodontist discusses the procedure with you in detail to make sure it’s the right fit for you.

You must be willing to undergo several months of healing and treatment, and have a jawbone strong enough to support implants. If you don’t, bone grafting is needed prior to dental implant placement.

What happens during dental implant placement?

The first step in getting dental implants, after a bone graft if you require it, is receiving artificial titanium tooth roots. After using a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area, your prosthodontist makes tiny incisions and places implants within your jawbone.

Several months after healing from implant placement, schedule your next appointment. Your SAAV Prosthodontics P.C. specialist will attach abutment connectors to the implants. They take digital scans of your mouth so a dental lab can create new custom crowns, bridges, or dentures.

When your new teeth are ready, your prosthodontist attaches them to the implants to restore your smile and give you the full set of beautiful teeth you desire.

What should I expect after the procedure?

During the multiple steps of dental implant placement, you might experience swelling, minor bleeding, or tenderness at the treatment area. Your provider gives you aftercare instructions to relieve discomfort and optimize healing.

Take care of dental implants by not chewing on hard objects, brushing and flossing every day, and attending routine dental cleanings and checkups. Contact SAAV Prosthodontics P.C. if your implants become loose or damaged.

Don’t live with unsightly or missing teeth when a new smile awaits you at SAAV Prosthodontics P.C. Schedule an implant dentistry consultation over the phone or online today.