Often made from titanium, dental implants act like a natural tooth root and serve to replace missing teeth. Our Grand Rapids, MI, dental implant dentists can recommend them to you if you’re not a fan of removable dentures or a bridge. Before getting started, however, we’ll carefully examine your smile to determine your candidacy.

Here’s what you can expect by choosing the dental implant procedure.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

From start to finish, the dental implants processlasts several months. However, many ofour patients feel that it’s worth waiting for a permanent restoration that looks and feels natural. Unlike dentures, dental implants are fused to your jawbone, so they never move or shift when you’d prefer they not.

Other tooth replacement optionscan also become slightly worn over time and will inevitably need some adjusting or help using dental adhesives. Dental implants, on the other hand, are built to last a lifetime if cared for properly along with your other teeth.

Other dental implant advantages include:

  • Natural jawbone stimulation (prevents loss of facial structure)
  • Improved speech and chewing abilities
  • A seamless smile appearance
  • No alteration of surrounding/nearby teeth prior to placement
  • Freedom to enjoy an unrestricted diet (no need to avoid sticky or crunchy foods)

The Dental Implant Procedure: What to Expect

During dental implant surgery, our dentists insert the implant into your jawbone. Over the next several months, this implant will fuse to your jawbone in a natural process called osseointegration. Our dentists will monitor your progress to make sure everything goes smoothly.

Once osseointegration and all healing is complete, our dentists will call you back to our Grand Rapids, MI, dental office to have the abutment (connector piece) and crown placed. A porcelain crown covers the implant and gives you the appearance and function of a natural tooth.

Learn MoreAm I a Candidate for the Dental Implant Procedure?

Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation

If you’ve ever felt like other restorations just aren’t for you, we may have the perfect solution. Ourdental implant dentists in Grand Rapids, MI, can sit down with you to go over all necessary details should you prove interested. Schedule an appointment today by calling Contemporary Family Dental at (616) 209-3969 or contact us online.

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