A dental implant is an artificial tooth root (typically made of titanium) we place in your jawbone to later anchor a crown. If you’ve recently lost a tooth, your first call should be to our Kalamazoo, MI dental implant dentist. Our dentist will be able to determine whether you’re a candidate for the dental implant procedure. Our dental implant dentist has plenty of experience helping patients just like you smile with confidence after tooth loss.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Unlike other tooth replacement options,prevent further tooth loss caused by jawbone deterioration. Your body is able to detect tooth loss and will begin to absorb the minerals in your jaw to use elsewhere. Over time, this jawbone deterioration contributes to further tooth loss and facial collapse. Since dental implants fuse to your jawbone, they mimic tooth roots and prevent this entire process from happening.
Dental implants are embedded in your jawbone, which means you won’t have to worry about your teeth slipping while you eat, talk, and smile. We understand that your smile says a lot about your personality, which is why we offer the dental implant procedure to our patients.
We offer single tooth implants, all-on-4 dental implants, and implant supported dentures. Dental implants are versatile enough that they can support a single crown or an entire arch of false teeth. When given proper care, dental implants have been known to last a lifetime.
Candidates for Dental Implants
To be a candidate for, you must have sufficient bone density in your jaw to support the titanium rods. However, we may be able to restore the necessary density to your jaw with a bone graft. Candidates must also be in good oral health and have a strong immune system.