Don’t Let Tooth Loss Haunt You
Tooth loss doesn’t have to torment you for life. Find out how to replace your missing teeth now.
You hate the idea of smiling because every time you do, you know other people are noticing that gap left by your missing tooth. You tried everything to keep your smile healthy but, sadly, tooth loss still happened. This same problem has happened to millions of Americans, so you aren’t the only one. Our Novi, MI, dentist, Dr. Neil Blavin, is here to tell you that you don’t just have to put up with a less-than-complete smile.
Don’t Like Dentures? Consider Dental Implants
There is a reason dental implants have become such a popular way to replace one or more missing teeth. After all, there really is no other restoration out there that can function and look just like a real tooth, and yet dental implants are the next best thing to maintaining your natural teeth. People often find that dentures shift and move around too much when trying to chew or speak, making handling your new teeth a frustrating debacle, but not with dental implants!
How Dental Implants Work
Dental implants stay in place and you never have to worry about them moving around. How? Our Novi general dentist will perform a minor procedure in which we open up the gums to reveal the jawbone. A small hole is drilled into the jawbone and the implant is placed in the hole. Why is this done? Dental implants are meant to take the place of your tooth roots and, when placed into the jawbone, it actually stimulates the bone to keep it healthy and strong.
Placing a Dental Implant
Over time, the implant and jawbone will fuse together as the bone and tissue heal from surgery. When this fusion (also known as osseointegration) is complete, your implant is durable enough to last the rest of your life. Of course, you will still need to maintain good oral hygiene once you get your implant to protect your mouth from infection or other issues that could lead to implant failure. We would be happy to discuss how to properly care for your new implant to ensure that your beautiful new tooth lasts you the rest of your life.
Briar Pointe Dentistry in Novi, MI, is ready to restore your smile and replace your missing teeth. To find out if you are the ideal candidate for dental implants, call our office today to schedule your initial consultation with us.