FAQs About Dental Implants

Plymouth Dentists Dental Implants

Curious about dental implants? There’s never been a better time to schedule a consultation with one of our dental implant dentists in Plymouth, MI. During your appointment, they’ll be able to determine if you’re a candidate for the dental implant procedure. They’ll also be able to advise you on your treatment options so you can make a confident and informed decision for your smile.

In the meantime, here are the top questions we receive about dental implants. If you don’t see your question here, please schedule an appointment with our dental implant dentists.

What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root (typically made of titanium) used to anchor a crown. Since the implant is embedded deep in your jawbone, it provides more stability than other tooth replacement options.

Our dentists may recommend an implant to fill in a gap in your smile and prevent jawbone deterioration. We can even recommend a front tooth implant to fill an empty space in your “smile zone.”

What is the Dental Implant Process?

Once we determine that you’re a candidate for dental implants, we’ll schedule the procedure. During your first visit with us, we’ll place the implant in your jawbone where it will fuse over the next several months during a process called osseointegration.

After your initial procedure, our dentists will monitor your progress to make sure the implant fuses properly to your jawbone. Once osseointegration is complete, we’ll place the crown over your dental implant to give you the appearance and function of a natural tooth.

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

A dental implant provides more stability than other tooth replacement options because it’s embedded deep in your jawbone. For this reason, many of our patients report being able to talk, smile, and eat confidently after healing from dental implant surgery. Unlike dentures, dental implants also exert enough pressure on your jaw to keep the bone tissue healthy.

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Your body is able to sense missing teeth. When this happens, your body starts to absorb minerals in your jawbone to use elsewhere. A tooth implant prevents jawbone deterioration which can lead to facial collapse, so you can maintain good oral health and look years younger.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

To be a candidate for the dental implant procedure, you’ll need healthy gum and jawbone tissue. However, our dentists may recommend a bone graft if you don’t have sufficient jawbone tissue to support implants.

During your consultation, our dentists will be able to help you understand your options for replacing missing teeth. We work with patients after tooth loss to help them smile with confidence again.

Can I Get More Than One Dental Implant?

Yes! In fact, many patients benefit greatly from replacing several teeth with dental implant treatment. Unlike conventional dentures, dental implants don’t slip when you talk, eat, and smile. Many of our patients also appreciate that dental implants look and feel like natural teeth.

During your consultation, we can help you understand what to expect from the dental implant procedure so you can feel prepared. We’re always happy to answer any questions you might have.

Book a Dental Implant Consultation

Still have questions about dental implants? No problem! Your next step is to book a consultation with one of our dental implant dentists in Plymouth, MI. They’d be more than happy to help you explore your tooth replacement options. To schedule an appointment, please call Plymouth Dentistry at (734) 459-7110. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.

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