Your teeth perform some critical functions every day. Not only do they allow you to bite and chew your food, but they are also an important factor in proper digestion and nutrition. Your teeth allow you to speak properly by controlling airflow. They help to keep your jawbone healthy and strong by stimulating the bone so that nutrients are sent by the rest of the body. Your teeth also provide you with a beautiful, confident smile. Missing teeth, no matter how many, impacts all of these functions. Replacing missing teeth is essential for restoring all of the jobs that they perform. At Blue Summit Dental Group, we provide dental implants as an option for restoring the function, health, and beauty of your mouth.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a fairly recent addition to the options available for tooth replacement. They consist of three major components:
All of these components work together to provide you with a beautiful, natural, fully-functional smile, allowing you to get your life, and your confidence, back.
Types of Dental Implants
Dental implants can be used to replace any number of missing teeth. To meet your specific needs, there are several different types:
How Are Implants Placed?
Implants require a surgical procedure. After a local anesthetic (and sedation, if necessary), incisions are made in the gums. We then drill holes into your jawbone, following a custom treatment plan designed just for you. We then insert the titanium rods and close the tissue around them, leaving a small section of the rod exposed.
Healing from surgery can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months. While you heal, you will have temporary teeth, which will restore some of the functions of your mouth. As you heal, we will monitor your healing progress, making sure that the bone is indeed fusing with the rod. Once you have fully healed, we then place the abutments and take impressions. These impressions are used to design and create your custom, permanent replacement teeth. When they are ready, we screw them into place.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants have several benefits:
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If you have suffered tooth loss, don’t wait. Contact Blue Summit Dental Group at (810) 214-3889 to find out if dental implants are right for you.
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