Posts for: December, 2017
Find out how dental implants can replace missing teeth for life.
Having gaps in your smile is a rather unpleasant reminder of your tooth loss. While you may wish to just forget about it, it’s rather difficult when you feel self-conscious smiling or talking to those around you. Don’t you wish you could feel confident again in your smile? If so, our Sterling Heights, MI periodontist, Dr. Bassam Kinaia, has an amazing way to replace your missing teeth for the long run.
How do dental implants replace missing teeth?
Whether you need to replace a single permanent tooth or many, dental implants have you covered. Of course, a dental implant will be used to replace a single missing tooth (but several implants can be placed to support multiple teeth). This small metal screw will take over the responsibility of your missing tooth’s roots. How? By being surgically placed into the jawbone.
After all, your jawbone needs the stimulation from your tooth roots in order to thrive and stay healthy. By placing a dental implant, our Sterling Heights periodontist can also ensure that your jawbone remains strong and healthy, too.
It will take a few months for the implant to bond with the jawbone. Once this has occurred, the implant is durable enough to last the rest of your lifetime if you maintain good oral hygiene and properly care for your new restoration. Our periodontist will provide you with information on how to maintain a healthy implant.
Who is right for dental implants?
So, the million-dollar question is whether or not you are ideal for dental implants, right? If you are an adult who maintains good oral hygiene then you could very well be a good candidate for implants. We will have to examine your smile to determine if your oral health is ready to support this restoration. We will need to run X-rays to also check the density of the jawbone to make sure there is enough adequate, reliable structure to support your implant.
Do you have questions about dental implants? Want to find out if you are an ideal candidate? Then call Michigan Periodontics & Implants in Sterling Heights, MI today to schedule your consultation.