Have you wondered how dental implants can replace missing teeth? Find out now!
It’s important that you understand everything there is to know about tooth loss replacements before you actually choose the one that is right for you. Dental implants have been restoring countless smiles and could also do the same for you. Of course, our Waterford, MI, dentist, Dr. Glen Marsack, is here to provide you with more information about what getting dental implants entails.
Implants are a great way to replace one or several missing teeth. For a single missing tooth, our Waterford, MI, general dentist will place the implant into the jawbone through a minor surgical procedure. While we give your mouth time to heal from this procedure, an amazing phenomenon will also happen: The implant will naturally start to attach to the bone and tissue in your mouth and create a permanent foundation from which to support a dental restoration.
Once the implant and the bone have completely fused together we will need to open up the gums again in order to place another piece onto the top of the implant. This piece is known as an abutment and it’s designed to link the implant with the dental restoration. After a few more weeks of healing, we will then secure the custom dental crown over the abutment.
Getting a dental implant is a more extensive process than getting dentures or bridges, but no other restoration resembles the look and function of a natural tooth as much as an implant does. It takes several months to complete the implant process from beginning to end.
Do dental implants sound like the restoration you’ve been looking for? If so, the next step is to find out if it’s right for you. Call Crescent Lake Dental in Waterford, MI, to schedule your initial consultation. Get one step closer to the smile you want to have.