Find out how this cosmetic restoration can completely revive your smile.
Tooth loss can be a devastating blow to your self-esteem and to your oral health. Fortunately, your Farmington, MI dentist Dr. Stephen R. Harris offers a way to regain that healthy smile once more. Find out how dental implants can get your smile back on track!
What exactly are dental implants?
While implants have been around for a while many people still don’t know exactly what they are capable of doing when it comes to improving smiles. Dental implants are metal posts that replace your missing tooth’s roots. The implant is designed to hold everything from a single dental crown to a full set of dentures, depending on the severity of your tooth loss.
How do dental implants works?
The metal implant is biocompatible, meaning that there is very little chance that the body will reject it once it’s placed. Implants require multiple steps to complete. During the first step, your Farmington cosmetic dentist will place the small post into the jawbone where your missing tooth was.
Over the course of a couple months, as your mouth heals, the bone and tissue surrounding the implant will fuse together with it to become one functioning unit. Once this has happened the implant is now a permanent part of your smile.
The second step will uncover the top of the implant to place an abutment on top. The abutment helps to connect the implant under the gums with the dental crown (which is the visible part of the restoration). After the abutment is placed it may take several more weeks of healing before the crown can be attached.
Whether you are looking to replace one missing tooth or all of your teeth, dental implants can help. Multiple implants can be placed throughout the jawbone to firmly hold a dental bridge, as well as partial or full dentures. Don’t let tooth loss get you down when dental implants can bring your smile back to life.
Find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants today. Call the Farmington dental implant expert at Dr. Stephen R. Harris DDS, PC to schedule a consultation.