Dr. Christopher Paulson provides advanced treatment options at Arbor Dental Associates in Novi for replacing missing teeth, including dental implants for a permanent, secure and naturally functioning result. Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, a dental bridge or to secure a denture for the upper or lower arch of teeth.
Dr. Paulson began his career in dentistry working in a dental lab where custom restorations were made, including dental implants. This unique additional experience and knowledge forms the foundation of his dentistry in restoring your dental implant for a comfortable result that is both aesthetically pleasing and lasting. Dr. Paulson has the training necessary to provide excellent results for patients seeking a single tooth implant or requiring complex restoration for multiple teeth or securing a bridge or denture.
Schedule A Consultation
The first step towards restoring your smile and your dental health with dental implants is to come in for a consultation with Dr. Paulson at Arbor Dental Associates in Novi. Contact our office at (248) 468-4962 or use our convenient online request form and we will contact you shortly.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a bio-compatible titanium post designed to fuse to the jaw bone – replacing the root of a missing tooth. The implant is used to support a dental crown (for a single missing tooth), bridge (for several missing teeth) or a denture (to replace all missing teeth).
Benefits of Dental Implants
- 98% success rate (highest rate compared to other dental procedures)
- Prevents bone loss and gum recession
- Promotes a healthier diet with fresh foods
- Unlike bridgework requires no preparation to neighboring teeth
- Improves speech
- Improves comfort in denture wearing patients
Dental Implant Procedure
One to three visits are typically necessary to complete the dental implant procedure. During the first visit, Dr. Paulson will complete a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. You should be in overall good health and have enough healthy jaw bone to support the implanted post.
Dr. Paulson will coordinate the initial surgical phase of the dental implant procedure with a local oral surgeon and follow up with your care to ensure a good result. The placement of the dental implant is a simple procedure performed in the oral surgeon’s office under local anesthesia. It typically takes three to six months for the implant to heal and fully integrate with the jawbone.
After the healing process is complete, Dr. Paulson will attach a custom dental crown, bridge or denture to permanently restore aesthetics and function to your smile. Using CAD/CAM technology, your new tooth will be custom fit and fabricated to blend with your natural smile and fit comfortably. You can brush and floss normally. Routine visits with Dr. Paulson will ensure long term health and function of the dental implant.
Dr. Paulson places everything from single tooth implants to multiple implants supporting a dental appliance. Your custom restoration will be color matched to your natural appearance or remaining natural teeth and provide a permanent, secure result.
Single Tooth Implants
Implant Assisted Locator Over Denture
Fixed Removable Bar Supported Over Denture
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Locator Bar Retained Over Denture