Dental Implants

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.

Dental Implants Presentation

Implant Teeth in Novi MI

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.

Are You Ready to Reclaim Confidence in Your Smile?

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“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”

For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.

Surgical Advances

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Wolf is able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.

Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist.  Dr. Wolf performs the actual 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.

Legacy Periodontics & Implants

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- Gary M

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This is a great team, great facility and so very professional. Highly recommend their office to anyone requiring oral surgery. 5 Star.

- Marc H

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I personally had some issues with previous dentists, where they caused some damage and did not do the right thing. I had lost confidence in all people in this profession. I had gone to many places to get an honest opinion on what had been done to me, and what I needed to do moving forward. Out of 20 plus places Dr. Wolf was the only one who was honest, told me what needed to be done, and assisted me moving forward. I am now done with the procedures, and could not be happier. I will always recommend this place to anyone.

- Donald S

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The office is wonderful overall.

- Jeanette. C

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Legacy Periodontics is the place I go for my implants. I have had 4 over the past 15 years and they are all doing fine. Dr. Wolf and his staff are always friendly, helpful and professional. I feel comfortable knowing that I am in experienced hands and that I will be happy with the results. I highly recommend them.

- Gerry B

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I am pleased

- Ratonia B

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Very friendly. Explained everything very well and real good pain management.

- Jereme F

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Very professional!

- James b

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Dr Alsaidi took time to explain everything, there were no surprises. The next day when I was concerned about my graft he came in on his day off to see me. Lisa and Kirby explained everything I needed to know about my appointment and payment. Thank you for everything I am very happy with the results.

- Sheri t

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My recent dental implant surgery and experience with Dr. Wolf and his staff was excellent! The pain medication given to me before and during the surgery gave me great comfort. I had no ill effects following the surgery. Upon returning home, I went to sleep and woke up with no discomfort. The pain medication eliminated my discomfort. Overall, the surgery and implant procedure/process was excellent! Thus, I would highly recommend to anyone needing dental surgery to use "Legacy" -- Dr. Wolf and his staff are superb. They give real meaning to the phrase "gentle touch dentistry."

- Norman H

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Great overall experience. The procedure was done perfectly as plan. The results are better than even discussed. From the greeting to the final result couldn't be more pleased.

- Jim M

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Excellent experience. As an engineer I asked a lot of detailed questions all of which were answered patiently and with appropriate humor (to establish a relaxed but professional setting).

- James M

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Very friendly and forgiving staff.

- Anirraja

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The whole team really takes their time making you feel comfortable. Staff and doctors are knowledgable and could answer all my questions. Staff is professional and kind. I trust the staff and doctors and highly recommend their service to others.

- Brittany B

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i have and will continue to recommend this office to friends, family. And associates.

- Gloria j

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Love love love Dr. Wolf and his office! He did a great job with my extractions and implant, and an an amazing job on my daughter's very difficult grafting procedure. I don't think we would have had as good a result from a different doctor. And Dr Wolf and his staff are all so cheerful and friendly! They help ease the nervousness and make it easier to face the idea of oral surgery. I would highly recommend this office to anyone!

- Cathy E

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Dr. Wolf and his staff are all WONDERFUL. Dental surgery is never easy but together they make it as very pleasant experience.

- Kathy P

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They are like an extended family. When I come to the office...they always greet me with a smile and plenty of conversations. I could not ask for a better group of people. Each time I come for my appointments I fell like I am visiting friends not a dentist office. I think they are just awesome!!

- Charlene J

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The staff at Legacy Periodontics are all amazing. They treat you as if you've been family since day one, and make each visit comfortable and relaxing. We recommend the office to everyone we know!

- Kyle T

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Awesome!

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