Dental Implants in Waterford, MI 

Dental Implants Waterford MI

Millions of American struggle with the discomfort and embarrassment of missing teeth according to the CDC. It is usually the result of many years of poor oral hygiene and neglecting to have dental problems properly and promptly treated by a dentist. But there are options for tooth loss. It’s possible to free yourself from the stigma that comes with missing teeth with a permanent tooth replacement option called dental implants.

An Overview of Dental Implants

The science behind dental implants was first discovered by a dentist named Leonard Linkow in the 1950's. He found that titanium can fuse to bone tissue. This discovery eventually developed into what are now called dental implants. The actual implant is a metal (titanium) device that resembles a screw—it supports an abutment and a crown that is designed to closely resemble your other teeth.

Why Dental Implants Are Preferred

Patients often ask for dental implants over other tooth replacement options for a number of reasons. Here are a few:

  • They don’t want the inconvenience of having to remove their dental device at night or when it needs to be cleaned. Dental implants just need to be brushed and flossed every day.
  • They want the security of knowing that their dental device will not fall out and in public or when eating.
  • Dental implants are more comfortable and easy to manage on a daily basis.
  • Because the new tooth is attached to the jawbone, the bone tissue stays healthy.

Dental Implant Waterford MI

The Implantation Procedure

Before you have a dental implant installed, your dentist must look at your X-rays and determine that you are a good fit. If so, an appointment will be made to have the implant surgically inserted. Another appointment will be made to fit you with a permanent crown once the healing process is complete. The entire procedure is normally completed in about a few months.

Is It Time to See a Dentist About Implants?

There’s a good chance that you’re a candidate for a dental implant, but you have to see your dentist as soon as possible to discuss this tooth replacement option. Call (248) 673-7300 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sean Stannard or Dr. David Studt at Stannard & Studt Dentistry in Waterford, MI.

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