Every once in a while, something comes along that completely changes the way we think and approach the future. In the mid 1960s, the first titanium implant was placed in a patient’s jaw. From that moment forward, our approach to replacing missing teeth was changed.
It has take several decades for the art of placing implants to be perfected and brought up to the standard it is at now, but the placement of dental implants has changed the way we approach all missing teeth in our Plymouth, MI, dentist office.
You see, you don’t have to be stuck with a mediocre (or no) dental restoration for the rest of your life. You can have a restoration that looks, feels, and functions just like a natural tooth! Patients who have experienced dental implant restorations say that they could not be happier!
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a small titanium post that is inserted directly into the jawbone. Dental implants come in various sizes that the surgeon can choose so that you get the best possible outcome. The titanium is significant because titanium is actually biocompatible with your bone. Your bone reacts to the implant as if it were an actual tooth root and will actually fuse with the implant!
Dental implants can hold a variety of restoration options, like crowns, bridges, and full sets of dentures. The implants act as teeth roots, so your dental restoration is secure and stable in your jaw as if it were a natural tooth!
How Does the Process Work?
The process for a dental implant restoration is very simple and easy to complete. Our staff is with you through almost every step of the process, which means you’ll always have someone there to answer your questions and concerns as they come up. Take a look below to see how the procedure happens.
Decision for a Dental Implant – The first step is to decide that this is the best option for you. When you have a missing tooth (or teeth), dental implants are not the only way to complete a restoration, but they are the best. Still, no major dental decision should be made lightly. We will be there to walk you through your options and help you decide what is best based on your personal circumstances and goals.
Surgery – Once you have made the decision for a dental implant, we will help you get an appointment with an oral surgeon that we work closely with (in the same building). At this appointment, the oral surgeon will actually place your dental implants in your jaw and explain how to let them heal.
Placement of Restoration – Once your dental implants have healed (normally a few month process), we will add the restoration using custom abutment (connection) pieces. We can restore crowns, bridges, or dentures to give you the perfect smile!
The Positive Outcome for YOU
Ultimately, we are looking for the best possible outcome for YOU. Dental implants are that ticket, which is why we are so passionate about them! We want you to experience a quality tooth restoration that will give you all of the following things.
The Look – Dental implants will give you the look of a natural tooth. The crown/bridge/denture that we place on top will be a perfect fit for the rest of your smile. It will look so natural that no one around you will ever notice a difference!
The Feel – Dental implants feel so stable and comfortable in your mouth that there’s a very real possibility that you won’t remember which tooth was replaced! Chewing, laughing, and smiling will feel completely natural!
The Function – You will never second-guess your restorative tooth/teeth. You’ll never wonder if you can chew or eat something because your dental implant will function just like a natural tooth! The bite strength and chewing power will be exactly what you need!
Contact Us Today!
Are you ready to learn more about dental implants and how they can change the way you think about missing teeth? Contact our office and set up a consultation or appointment. Your smile could be transformed with the placement of implants, so call today!