Gentle Dental of Westland
825 S Wayne Road, Westland, MI 48186

Improve Your Smile with Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Losing your teeth can have a significant impact on multiple facets of your health. Physically, you are at an increased risk of bone loss and, in some cases, tooth decay and gum disease.  Mentally, you may have to struggle with functions that were once second nature, such as eating, speaking, and smiling. Your teeth are also integral to your appearance. Without your teeth, your facial structure can sag and the integrity of your jawbone can become diminished. As daunting as this all sounds, there is a solution—dental implants. Dental implants mimic the form and function of your natural teeth, as well as address potential health issues.

Finding viable tooth replacements is a science. Nearly 70 percent of the adult population is suffering from the loss of at least one permanent tooth due to accidents, tooth decay or gum disease. Over the past two decades, dental experts have perfected the dental implant to be an ideal solution.

Dental implants can replace one or several teeth and involve inserting a titanium post into the jawbone, which is fitted with a crown to exactly replicate the appearance of a natural tooth. Over time, the titanium fuses with the jawbone and the implant essentially becomes part of the body. This effect ensures that the implant not only lasts a lifetime, but that it preserves all the functions of the teeth and protects the health of the bone and surrounding tissue.

With a 95 percent success rate, dental implants are a suitable option for most healthy adults. Dental implants cost less than dentures and bridges, when you consider that they rarely have to be replaced. Most dentures and bridges have to be replaced two to three times in a lifetime. Most patients report positive outcomes with dental implants.

Due to the natural feel and function of implants, patients can return to their normal lifestyle; there are no limitations of food choices, activities or the need to “re-learn” speaking, laughing, or chewing. And, dental implants ensure that you look as good as you feel, supporting the facial structure, too.

Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Healthy individuals whose teeth, gums, and tissues have reached full physical maturity and have experienced tooth loss are all candidates for dental implants. Your dentist will review your medical history carefully and discuss your lifestyle to ensure dental implants are the best choice for you. Some considerations include:

  • Dental issues. Patients susceptible to cavities or who suffer from gum disease are still candidates for dental implants. Your dentist can work with you to address these issues and ensure the implant will be a success.
  • Use of dentures or partials. Implants may replace or stabilize other tooth-replacement devices.
  • Existing medical conditions. Patients with poorly managed hypertension or diabetes may not be the ideal candidates for dental implants. Your dentist in Westland can help you assess your condition to determine success of the procedure.
  • Smoking. Smoking negatively impacts your overall dental health. While smokers are still eligible for dental implants, it is advised that they quit smoking to optimally benefit their overall health.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Westland, call Gentle Dental of Westland today at (734) 329-5284 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Westland. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Westland, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Westland.

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Patient Reviews
The employees are all professional and polite. I had started to get my teeth fixed with a fear of the dentist, my visits to gentle Dental have defeated that fear and has even created an interest in […]
Bill D.
Friendly and positive atmosphere from front to back.
Rhanai G.
I’ve never actually felt like I had a family dentist until we started coming here three years ago. They are great with my girls and make sure I know exactly what our insurance covers. […]
Dana T.
Friendly staff, they did their best to make me feel comfortable.
Saundra B.
We were called on time of our appt…also we didn’t have to wait we were out of the office in a timely fashion
Tristen S.
They did a great job on my cleaning…one of the hygienist there was very polite and gentle with the deep cleaning, I had no discomfort whatsoever. And she explained all the home cleaning steps […]
Shawn H.
Overall I think it’s just a really good dental place..
Kevin J.
Great customer service! Super friendly and I was seen in a timely fashion. I would pay out of pocket if I ever had to just to come back! :)
Brittany R.
I like how they treat my son
David O.
April is very gentle gets the job done right
Derrick K.
Dr Carpenter and his assistants are the best. Im a big big cry baby due to childhood dentist horror and they took care of me. Thanks everyone on today’s visit, Marilyn too!
Antionice H.
I love this place, they are so patient and kind.
Sarah W.
Friendly service
James E.
I was in and out before my appointment time. That’s some awesome service.
Alan C.
Courteous and professional.
Michael T.
Gentle Dental is the perfect name for this office. Thank you Frances Ashley Marilyn Ronnie and the rest of the staff that take their time with their patients. Loving and warm environment.
David M.
Dr. Erickson and Tamika have amazing bed side manor. I have insanely high anxiety and had to have a wisdom tooth pulled and 2 fillings. It was painless and pleasant having those two by my side to […]
Miranda K.
April is awesome. She is the dental hygienist,and she is absolutely fantastic.
Amy J.
Friendly and Gentle. Dr. Carpenter and his assistant, as well as the office staff, were all absolutely wonderful!
Rhonda H.
The entire staff is very friendly and polite , the ladies up front are AWESOME , The Hygienist is very gentle and personable and does a great job .
JASON B.
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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  • Phone: (734) 329-5284
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