At Smile Fresh Dental Grand Blanc, dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option. Dental implants consist of biocompatible titanium posts that your dentist surgically places in your jawbone to replace missing teeth roots. The implant replaces the missing tooth's root and acts as a base for a replacement crown. The crown sits atop the implant to replace the visible portion of the tooth. Once your dental implant has healed, a crown is attached to complete the restoration. Your new smile will look natural and function like your other teeth. You’ll enjoy all your favorite foods and can brush and floss normally to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Dental implants can be an option for almost everyone, but there are some circumstances where surgery may not be an option. Patients must be healthy enough to undergo the procedure and have enough bone in the jaw to support the implant. Other issues that may exclude certain patients are uncontrolled diabetes or heart disease. Patients who smoke also may not qualify because smoking can impede healing. People who have been treated for cancer may not be able to get implants due to the risk of radiation affecting the tissue. Pregnant women should not receive implants until after the baby is born because the growing baby could interfere with the healing process.
The Benefits Of Dental Implants
Improve Your Smile’s Appearance
Dental implants can be used to cosmetically enhance a smile’s overall appearance, including replacing missing teeth and restoring a beautiful smile after tooth loss or extraction.
Preserve Jawbone Density
Tooth loss can cause the jaw's bone density to deteriorate over time. Dental implants can help prevent this by stimulating bone growth and preventing deterioration of the gums and jaw.
Permanently Replace Teeth
Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanently placed in the mouth and will not shift or move while eating or talking. They are designed to resemble natural teeth in appearance, feel, and function.
Easy To Maintain
Brush twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash to keep your dental implants and oral health in tip-top shape!
Protect Surrounding Teeth
Because the best treatment for many common dental issues is often prevention, dental implants can protect healthy teeth and gums from further damage by preventing further decay or infection from occurring in the empty tooth socket left behind by a missing tooth.
Dental implants offer a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. For the best dental care tailored to your unique needs, visit Smile Fresh Dental Grand Blanc at 500 Perry Rd Suite 205, Grand Blanc 48439, or call 810-777-7295.