Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants
You want a beautiful smile and you want one that will last a lifetime. However, sometimes life has other plans that can impact the state of your smile, like losing a tooth. Whether you lose your teeth to an accident, gum disease or tooth decay, you need to find a viable replacement—a replacement that not only fills in the gaps but also looks and performs as well as your natural teeth. After all, your teeth serve multiple purposes, including supporting your facial structure, helping to maintain the density of your jawbone and playing a vital role in chewing, speaking, and smiling. Dental implants are the ideal solution for replacing lost or missing teeth because they offer all the form and function of your natural teeth while protecting your oral health.
Dental implants are multi-component devices, designed to ideally mimic the look, feel, and function of your natural teeth. The implant is comprised of a titanium anchor, which looks like a screw or cylinder and is fitted into the upper or lower jaw through the gum tissue and into the jawbone. This titanium anchor creates a stable base for the crown, which is a porcelain piece deigned to replicate the look of the missing tooth or teeth.
This type of tooth replacement is more stable than dentures or bridges due to the fixed support within the jawbone. There are no limitations of food consumption and the facial structure is restored and the bones of the jaw protected because full function of the tooth or teeth has been completely repaired.
Although dental implants are the preferred standard in the industry, the treatment process is extensive and often takes several months. Nonetheless, the extra treatment time is worth the hassle. Dental implants have a 95 percent success rate, meaning the surgery is low risk and the product lasts a lifetime. This also makes dental implant costs more reasonable compared to bridges or dentures because they do not have to be replaced multiple times throughout the lifespan.
Your dentist in St. Clair Shores can help you determine if you are an ideal candidate for dental implants. Individuals with certain diseases or conditions may not be eligible or may need to work with their doctor or dentist to treat and stabilize these conditions before proceeding. Young children and adolescents are generally not eligible for dental implants, as the jaw must have reached maximum physical maturity before replacement can occur. Those who currently have dentures or bridges may find dental implants to be a preferable alternative. Individuals who smoke can be successfully treated with dental implants; however, tobacco use can impair optimal outcomes.
Your dentist can discuss the dental implants cost with you, as well as the options for tooth replacement specific to your case and will review your medical history before making a recommendation.
To learn about our family dentistry practice in St. Clair Shores, call Gentle Dental of St. Clair Shores today at (248) 850-1809 or make an appointment.
Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in St. Clair Shores. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of St. Clair Shores, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of St. Clair Shores.