Dental Implant Procedure and Benefits

Plymouth Mi Dentists Dental Implants

Curious about dental implant procedures and their many benefits? If so, there’s never been a better time to book a consultation with one of our dental implant dentists in Plymouth, MI. During your appointment, our dentists will be able to determine if you’re a likely candidate for dental implant surgery and will be able to create a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.

In the meantime, here’s what you need to know about dental implant treatment at Plymouth Dentistry.

Dental Implant Procedure

If you’re getting a single tooth implant, one of our dentists will place the titanium post in your jaw during the first phase of treatment. They’ll then monitor your progress as your body undergoes a process called osseointegration. This simply means that the titanium post will create a strong connection with the jawbone over the course of several months.

Once osseointegration is complete, you’ll be ready to receive the abutment (connector piece) and dental crown. Together, the dental implant, abutment, and crown give you the full look and function of a natural tooth.

If you’re getting full arch dental implants, the process will be a bit different. For implant-supported dentures, we’re able to place the titanium posts and prosthetic teeth all in one visit. That being said, you’ll need to return to our office once you’ve finished healing from dental implant surgery. At that point, we’ll replace your temporary prosthetic with the permanent one.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Interested in dental implant treatment? You’ll be happy to learn that there are many benefits of dental implants that can greatly improve your health, confidence, and overall quality of life.

Get Durable, Long-Lasting Replacement Teeth

Dental implants are durable because they are meant to replicate the full function of natural teeth. Unlike dentures which sit on the surface of your gums, dental implants are fused with your jawbone and are incredibly stable.

Continue Eating Your Favorite Foods

Dentures have the tendency to slip slightly when trying to eat. Dental implants, on the other hand, function as natural teeth and don’t move. Since your dental implant is rooted in the jawbone, you can enjoy your favorite foods without the worry of denture slippage.

Speak with Confidence

When people get dentures for the first time, they have to relearn how to talk. This is because your lips, cheeks, and tongue have to get used to speaking around a new oral appliance. However, dental implants act like natural teeth so you don’t have to worry about speaking with a slight lisp or practicing pronunciation.

Get Replacement Teeth that Look Natural

Dentures that don’t fit properly aren’t able to effectively mimic the appearance of natural teeth, especially if they are constantly slipping. However, your new dental implant will be a stable tooth restoration fused to your jawbone. For this reason, dental implants look and feel natural.

Stop Bone Loss in the Jaw

The cells in your jawbone require stimulation from tooth roots. Otherwise, your jawbone will start to deteriorate. To prevent jawbone deterioration, we recommend dental implants. Dental implants fuse with the jawbone and create enough pressure to simulate natural tooth roots. If left untreated, jawbone deterioration can lead to further tooth loss or even facial collapse.

Preserve the Spacing between Teeth

When you are missing a tooth, the rest of your teeth slowly shift and change position over time, drifting into the new space. If you’ve had orthodontic treatment in the past, this could undo all of your hard work. Dental implants act like natural teeth, preserving the placement of the rest of your teeth.

Enjoy Your Dental Implants for a Lifetime

Your dental implants will last for decades with proper care. Once they’ve healed, they’re a part of your mouth! While your crown might become damaged or require repair, the implant itself is made of strong materials that stand the test of time. Make sure you take care of your dental implant the same way you do with your natural teeth so that they last you a lifetime.

Book a Dental Implant Consultation

Ready to take the next step? Our dental implant dentists in Plymouth, MI, are accepting new patients and would be more than happy to help you explore your tooth replacement options. To book a dental implant consultation, please call Plymouth Dentistry at (734) 459-7110. You may also fill out our online contact form and a member of our team will reach out to you soon to set up an appointment.

This blog post has been updated.