Do you have missing or lost permanent teeth? Are your missing teeth making it uncomfortable to speak and eat? You can restore your smile with dental implants.
Implants are the gold standard for restoring missing teeth. Dental implants are titanium posts that create new tooth roots for patients with missing teeth.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
There are many advantages to single implants and restorations that use dental implants. Dental implants:
Teeth replaced with dental implants offer a more natural look and feel for the patient. Dental implants secure false teeth that are color-matched and shaped to create a natural look.
Implants also provide stability like natural teeth. As the implant fuses with the bone in the jaw, the prosthesis is securely anchored with no chance of embarrassing movement of the replacement teeth.
Dental implants make your teeth look, feel and function healthily and more strongly.
Stimulate Bone Growth
Keeping your teeth helps to preserve your jawbone. Once a tooth is lost, one of the significant problems that dentists face in treating edentulous (missing teeth) patients is the continuing loss of jaw bone.
Like natural teeth, dental implants stimulate bone growth by replacing the tooth root. Additionally, one of the most fascinating and important properties of titanium, the material from which dental implants are made, is that it attracts the growth of bone cells.
Improve Chewing Function and Aesthetics
Removable restorations like traditional dentures can move or slip while eating, making eating difficult. Dental implants help patients bite and chew foods comfortably.
Removable dentures can result in interference with the normal phonetic movements of the tongue, causing difficulty in normal speech. Implant-supported teeth normalize speech and allow the person to regain confidence when speaking in social settings.
Dental Implant Treatment in Cadillac, MI
Dr. Jenicke restores dental implants in her office. She refers patients to dental surgeons so they can receive the implant posts.
During implant treatment, a dental surgeon places titanium implant posts into the jaw bone beneath the gums. Over a period of three to six months, the implant posts fuse with the jaw bone.
This process, called osseointegration, ensures that dental implants are stable.
Once the implants are fused with the jawbone, Dr. Jenicke places the restorations. She will take digital impressions to ensure that the restorations look and feel as natural as possible.
Ask Us About Dental Implants
Are you interested in implant treatment? Schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Jenicke online. You can also call Brilliant Smiles Family Dentistry today at 231-389-6388.
Let Dr. Jenicke know if you have any questions about dental implants, and she will be happy to help. Dr. Jenicke serves patients from Manton, Lake City, and Marion Evart.