The Benefits of Dental Implants
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Tooth loss is not only embarrassing, but it can severely impact your oral health.
Several situations can result in missing teeth. Whether due to an injury, accident, severe decay, or tooth extraction, it is essential to address a tooth’s absence sooner than later.
With the many technological advances in the field of dentistry, dental implants are innovative tooth replacements that provide a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing permanent solution for people suffering from tooth loss. At Comfort Dental Spa, Dr. Aziza Askari offers dental implants and restorations.
Dental implant treatment provides many benefits to your oral health, including:
When teeth are missing for a prolonged period, their absence will cause the jawbone to deteriorate, resulting in a prematurely aged appearance. Dental implants help reestablish the natural stimulation your jaw needs to support your facial features.
During a dental implant procedure, biocompatible posts are placed into your jaw and fused to the bone, creating a strong bond. This process is known as osseointegration and supports full jaw function once again, preserving your natural facial features.
Protecting Your Natural Teeth
Implant-supported replacements do not require teeth to be filed down nor will they compromise neighboring structures. Dental implants allow patients to preserve healthy teeth and regain a full smile.
Enhancing Quality of Life
Missing teeth can make eating, speaking, and drinking difficult and uncomfortable. Since dental implant restorations are designed to look and feel like natural teeth, your smile and mouth can function just as it should.
It is easy to be embarrassed when your smile is incomplete, as this can have a negative effect on your self-image. Dental implants significantly improve your appearance, and do so discreetly. Dental implant restorations are crafted to be completely life-like, making them difficult to differentiate from natural teeth. Many of those closest to you will never know you have implant-supported replacements unless you tell them.
Successful, Long-Lasting Results
Dental implants are built to last. Their longevity makes them a popular choice for patients wanting to replace their missing teeth. When correctly placed and cared for, dental implants have an extremely high success rate of 98 percent and can last a lifetime.
Meet Dr. Alexandra Plonka
Dr. Alexandra Plonka completed her Residency and Master of Science in Periodontics at the University of Michigan, where she also earned her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees. She is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Prior to dental school, she worked as an engineer in medical device manufacturing. Her interest in dentistry was inspired by her grandfather, Francis P. Blake, DDS, who practiced in Grosse Pointe for over 25 years.
Dr. Plonka has been honored for academic and clinical excellence. While in dental school, she was recognized as the top first-year dental student by the dental honor fraternity OKU. She graduated in the top of her class, receiving the American Academy of Periodontology dental student award. As a periodontics resident, she received the Michigan Periodontal Association Outstanding Soft Tissue Case Award, the Benson Duff Scholarship, and the Graduate Periodontics Teaching Fellowship. Dr. Plonka completed her thesis project on periodontal bone regeneration, and published scientific articles on tissue engineering and dental implants. She is a member of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry periodontics faculty.
Dr. Plonka serves on the American Academy of Periodontology Membership Advisory Committee, and is a member of local and national dental organizations such as the Detroit District Dental Society Eastern and Macomb Dental Society.
Outside of periodontics, Dr. Plonka enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, skiing, yoga and Michigan Foo.
If you or a loved one are suffering from missing teeth and would like more information on how dental implants can benefit you, call or visit our practice to schedule your comprehensive consultation today.
Dr. Askari and Dr. Plonka, along with their experienced dental team at Comfort Dental Spa, will be happy to answer any questions you may have.