By Sean Stannard, DDS
November 27, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental implants are state-of-the-art installations that are used to fix gaps in your smile. If you're interested, here at Stannard, Studt & Wolf dental implantsDentistry, Drs. Sean Stannard and David Studt can help provide you with what you need. All you need to do is pay a visit to their office in Waterford, MI.

Dental implants

Dental implants are state-of-the-art installations that are used to fix gaps in your smile. The process of getting a dental implant is straightforward. Your Waterford dentist applies local anesthesia to the problem area and removes any remnants of the old tooth. They will then insert a titanium post into the prepped area.

Afterwards, your dentist will surgically seal the area and give you a temporary crown. The titanium post will need to osseointegrate, which takes three to six months. This process simply means the titanium post will fuse with the bone, therefore giving your support and strength.

When the three to six months pass, you will revisit your dentist so that they can re-open the area and attach an abutment and a permanent crown that matches the rest of your teeth.

Advantages of dental implants

  • A dental implant can restore one tooth, a few teeth or all of your teeth.
  • They can restore bite and chewing function.
  • Unlike dentures, dental implants are fixed in place and don't fall out of place.
  • The dental implants can last a lifetime.

Taking care of your dental implants

Like the rest of your teeth, make sure you brush your teeth and floss every day. Also, a change in diet could be beneficial. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, and avoiding sugary foods to prevent the accumulation of plaque is good preventative dentistry.

If you have more questions about dental implants, call your dentists, Drs. Stannard and Studt, at their office in Waterford, MI. Just call (248) 673-7300 today!

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