If you’ve lost one or more teeth, dental prosthetics are a great way to restore the functionality of your teeth and drastically improve your quality of life. Our office often recommendsfor patients who need to replace one or more teeth.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are implanted into the jawbone, then topped with a dental crown to replace missing or broken teeth.
They are the strongest dental prosthetic available and require less special care than dentures.
Implants are the preferred choice for tooth replacement, as the dental implant stimulates the jawbone, in the same way, a tooth’s natural root would. This prevents jawbone deterioration and can help prevent further tooth loss as well as facial collapse.
Implants can be used to replace a single tooth, several teeth through an implant-supported bridge, or an entire arch of teeth through implant-supported dentures.
Theoccurs in several steps. Before you can be eligible for the procedure, you may need a bone graft to replace lost tissue and provide a solid foundation for the implant. Next, the implant will need to be surgically embedded into your jawbone. Finally, we will top the implant with your custom-made restoration.
You might experience some discomfort or swelling immediately following your procedure. These can be managed with over-the-counter painkillers and cold compresses. Eat foods that are easy to chew until the area has had time to mend. Make sure to be gentle while cleaning the area so you don’t aggravate your gums as they heal.
Ready to Learn More?
Our dentists want to help you restore your smile. To make an appointment with our give Robinson Dental a call at (269) 509-4155 for Wayland, (269) 792-0144 for Wayland Family Dental, and (616) 384-4129 for Coopersville.,