• Dental Implants

  • What Are Dental Implants?

    Dental implants are synthetic teeth roots. They are used to create foundations for replacement teeth. When teeth need to be replaced due to an accident or disease, give Dr. Isler a call at (248) 765-8468 to learn if dental implants are right for you.

    Who Can Have Dental Implants?

    In general, any person at any age may need dental implants. However, it is important to Dr. Isler that you:

    • Commit to good oral hygiene
    • Have enough bone to hold the implant in place
    • Are healthy enough to undergo oral surgery
    • Have healthy gums
    • Continue with regular dental visits

    Certain people may need to be more closely examined to determine if they are good candidates for dental implants. This can occur if you: 

    • Are a heavy smoker
    • Suffer from uncontrolled chronic disorders (like heart disease or diabetes)
    • Have had radiation therapy around the head or neck  

    Why Should I Get Dental Implants?

    There are many reasons why dental implants may be right for you. When looking into tooth replacement, consider the following attributes of Dr. Isler’s dental implants:

    • Comfort: each implant is individually placed and therefore more comfortable than dentures or bridges
    • Strength: if taken care of properly, they can last you for your entire life
    • Fit: tends to be better than dentures or bridges
    • Appearance: they look and feel like your teeth
    • Speech: since they won’t slip out, you do not run the risk of your implants slurring your words or causing you to mumble  
    • Eating: they stay put so you can eat more easily
    • Oral Health: other teeth do not have to be altered to fit, like with a bridge, so your teeth are left intact
    • Flossing: you can floss around your dental implant and other teeth
    • Cleaner: unlike dentures, there is no need to disinfect or deal with adhesives to keep them in place

    How Do I Get Dental Implant?

    To begin the dental implant process, you should first make an appointment with a licensed dentist. The friendly staff at Dr. Isler’s office is ready to take your call and answer any questions you may have about the process. Dr. Isler will create a personal treatment plan for you based on your specific situation.

    How Do I Take Care of My Dental Implants?

    Dental implants should be treated just like your real teeth. It is important to brush, floss, rinse with ADA approved mouthwash, and schedule dental check-ups regularly. This will keep your implants and teeth looking great and working well.   

    Give Dr. Isler a call at (248) 765-8468 to set up a consultation so he can help you decide if dental implants are the right move for you.

  • Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in West Bloomfield, Novi, Clarkston, Dearborn and Milford, MI

    A breakthrough treatment for gum recession

    What is gum recession?

    Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gumline. This can occur as a result of
    periodontal disease (gingivitis, periodontitis, advanced periodontitis), the natural aging process, or abrasive habits when it comes to brushing the teeth.

    Why should gum recession be taken seriously?

    When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed. This means that tooth decay and other problems can affect the teeth along the gumline and beneath it. Since healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, getting gum recession treated is important for lasting dental wellness.

    What is the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST)?

    The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST is incision and suture free.
    All of the tools and techniques used to perform the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique were created by Dr. John Chao, and who trained our doctor.

    How does the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) differ from traditional gum grafting?

    Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts in order to rebuild the gumline. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed. While this traditional grafting treatment is effective, comparable results with better patient experience can be achieved through the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

    How is Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) performed?

    During the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, a needle is used to make a small hole in the patient’s existing gum tissue. Through this pinhole, special instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue. These tools help expand and slide the gumline to cover the exposed root structure. There are no grafts, no sutures, and no incisions needed with the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.

    What are the benefits of Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST)?

    The benefits of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique are many:
    • Less discomfort for the patient after treatment
    • Faster recovery for the patient than traditional grafting
    • No need for uncomfortable sutures
    • No need for scalpels or invasive surgical tools
    • No need to take donor tissue from the patient’s palate
    • Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting results

    Stop suffering from gum recession and call Dr. Isler today at (248) 765-8468 to see if the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is right for you!