How We Place Your Dental Implants

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When you have lost a tooth, or if you have lost several, then we can use implant dentistry to offer replacements that look and function like natural teeth. But how do we place them, and who makes a good candidate for dental implants? At your Farmington, MI, dental office, our team talks about how we plan and place your dental implants!

Assessing Your Candidacy

First, we want to take a close look at your smile so we can assess the cause and severity of your tooth loss. We want to also examine your jawbone with digital x-rays, so we can ensure there is enough structure to support dental implants. Otherwise, you may need grafting or a sinus lift beforehand. Our team will also create treatment plans to address underlying oral health issues so your implants can stay in place for years to come and avoid failure.

Planning Your Treatment

Dental implants act like natural roots, and to ensure their longevity, our team will carefully plan the placement process. The entire process, from planning to placement, is done in-house, so no need to go to other offices, which makes the process much more convenient. In addition, we will use cone-beam computed tomography to carefully examine the jawbone and choose the best angle, position, and depth to insert the new roots.

Inserting Your New Roots

When the time has come for placement, we will administer a local numbing agent and then offer sedation, ensuring you enter a calm and relaxed state, so you’re comfortable and enjoy a positive experience in the office. The dental implant posts are small and screw-like in appearance, and made from biocompatible titanium, so they bond with the jaw as natural roots would. We will insert them into the jawbone. Once the area heals, or in the same visit for some patients, we will connect abutments to the posts that allow us to connect the final part: your restoration or prosthetic. A crown completes your individual dental implant, and several posts could be used to support a bridge or even a fixed set of dentures. Whether you have minor or advanced tooth loss, we can help with implant dentistry.

If you have any questions about how we place your new teeth, or if you want to start treatment for your missing teeth, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to make sure you can smile with confidence and enjoy your favorite foods again.

Talk to Your Farmington, MI, Dentist About Implant Dentistry

We want to help you enjoy a full smile again with durable and lifelike tooth replacement. To ask questions about addressing missing teeth or set up your appointment, please call Farmington Smiles in Farmington, MI today at 248-474-8060.

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