Dental Implants South Lyon, Sterling Heights, Novi & Livonia
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
What are Dental Implants?
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.
Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.
Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. The doctors of Oakland Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center; Edward M. Royal, DMD, Mark A. Azzopardi, DDS, Jack F. Moores, DDS, Robert N. Chames, DDS, P. Andrew Kissoondial, DDS and Curtiss P. Haskins, DDS, MD perform the actual dental implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.
Patient Reviews for Dental Implants
Oakland Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center
A special thank you to Dr. Chames. I was scared to death and did not want to be in your office. You explained everything to me and treated me kindly knowing that I was afraid. I had two implants and just got the clear from Dr. Chames to get my real teeth. I am thrilled at his work and I will definitely will use him again for anything else I need done. I am a patient for life. Also a special shout out to Yvonne for always being at my side and never leaving. I am grateful to you both.
- Linda K
Dr. K and the Entire Staff @ the Livonia Office are all Great people to work with and always very nice!!!
- Lance B
My review with Oakland Oral Surgery & Dr. Azzopardi starts 10 years ago when my daughter had her wisdom teeth out. We were pleased with the care she received. When it turned out that I found myself needing an oral surgeon, I remembered Dr. Azzopardi... I have had extensive procedures; socket grafts, bone grafts and implants. Five implants in total... Dr A. was thorough in explaining how each procedure was related to the next and laid out a long term plan, necessary for a successful outcome. His staff went above and beyond to ease my fears (as I’m such a baby) even holding my hand if I needed some support. I never felt any pain! It can be pretty scary picking out an oral surgeon and that is why I decided to write a favorable review recommending Dr. Azzopardi.
- Deanna P
Super friendly and professional personnel at all levels. Highly recommended.
- David H
Everybody is so nice and helpful!! Doctor was knowledgeable and explains everything in detail and great at what he does!! Thankyou
- Joni G
Great experience. Very compassionate, patient & professional
- Paul B
This office has very good doctors and staffs.
- Akemi I
Excellent care from Dr. Azzopatdi and staff.
- Patricia Sullivan S
I am midway through implants. I have completed the bone grafts and now waiting for the implant surgery. To date, everything has gone smoothly. Every appointment has been right on time and there have been no problems.
- Gary B
I had no pain with or after my procedure.
- Carroll G
They provide trustworthy surgery.
- Genta M
I had a great experience with my implants.I feel lucky to have doctor chames as my surgeon.he's very experienced doctor,as well as a great person.
- Eduardo M
Great job by all!
- Ken H
Going to this office for my implant was awesome, the staff and Doctor were the best. I wish everyone could experience the service I have experienced. They are GREAT!!!!!
- Aaron hughes M
I was very pleased with care I received. Everyone was very courteous, very friendly. They treated me like family. I made sure to tell my dentist how pleased I was with his referral.
- Patricia S
Dr Kissoondial is very professional and very kind. We really appreciate him!
- Wilbur W
I was very satisfied and pleased. I would highly recommend this practice.
- Belinda M
Dr. K and Sam were great. Answered all my questions and put me at ease.
- Christine G
- Teddy J
Courtesy and competency have been consistent for our whole family for many years. We feel secure in all their teaching and treatments.
- Gerryanna L
Great experience-was a bit worried about procedure but worked out great and implants were easy and pretty much pain free.
- Larry H
Very happy with all aspects of this practice. Very professional and great outcome for my implant procedure. Thanks, Jack and staff!
- Carol P
You guys have been great! Thank you!
- Elizabeth G
I had such a great experience there!!! I was so nervous before each surgery, but my docter helped calm me & reassure me that he really knew what he is was doing! I would not go to any other place.. they have wonderful staff & doctors.
- Kelly W
From reception to surgery, the staff and level of service at Oakland Oral Surgery was outstanding. This was my first experience with a dental implant and I had ZERO surprises, minimal discomfort, and very competitive price. I would strongly recommend the team at Oakland Oral Surgery. Jerry R.
- Jerry R
Dr. Royal and all the staff at the office made my implant experience stress free. Everyone at the office is very friendly and professional. My son had his wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Royal . I would send my friends to this office. Thanks everyone.
- Debbie G
Over the years I have had 5 dental implants done by Dr. Azzopardi, the last one being six months ago. Always well explained and performed. I am a very satisfied patient.
- Bruce D
Dr. Kissoondial and his team of Dental Assistants were courteous and patient while performing both a Wisdom tooth extraction and Dental Implant. They made sure I was comfortable throughout both procedures, by answering any questions in detail and providing positive feedback. I would highly recommend Oakland Oral Surgery for your dental needs!
- Pramod S
If you are anything like me and get anxious about dental work, rest assured that you will be in good hands. I had an extraction and bone graft done. After healing a dental implant was placed and I'm extremely happy with the results! Not only did Dr. Kissoondial do excellent work, he kept my mind at ease throughout the entire process.
- Ian M