If you have missing teeth, schedule an appointment with one of our dentists in Novi, MI, as soon as possible. Our dentists will be able to help you explore your tooth replacement options (including the dental implant procedure) so you can smile with confidence. Unlike dentures, dental implants are placed in your jawbone to later support crowns. Together, the implant, abutment, and crown give you the function and appearance of a natural tooth.
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root made of titanium. During the first part of the procedure, an implant would be placed in your jaw. Over several months, the tooth implant would then fuse to the bone during a process called osseointegration. Once your jaw has healed and the implant is fully stable, one of our dentists will be able to place the dental crown over top.
Unlike dentures, ais placed in your jawbone for the ultimate stability. This means that you’ll be able to eat all your favorite foods (including steak) with confidence. Many of our patients also appreciate that their stay in place while they talk and smile.
Not only do missing teeth affect your self-confidence, but they can also contribute to further tooth loss and even bone loss in your jaw. Your body is able to detect missing teeth and will absorb the minerals in your jaw to use elsewhere. Over time, you’ll lose bone density and even experience facial collapse. Facial collapse not only affects your appearance but makes it difficult and uncomfortable to wear dentures. Dental implants stop bone loss so this never happens.
Request a consultation with one of our dentists if you recently lost a tooth. You may be a candidate for dental implants if you have sufficient bone density in your jaw. That way, your dental implants will have enough support. You’ll also need to have a healthy immune system before undergoing the dental implant procedure.
Ready to take the next step? Our dentists in Novi, MI, would be more than happy to go over your tooth replacement options. To request an appointment and learn if you’re a candidate for dental implants, call (248) 347-3700.