Close the Gaps In Your Smile
By Thomas G. Faiver DDS PC
April 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Do you need dental implants from your East Lansing, MI dentist?dental implants

If you're suffering from tooth loss, it's vital to deal with this problem as soon as possible. Tooth loss can lead to the deterioration of your jawbones without the support it needs.

Your East Lansing dentist begins the procedure by administering a local anesthetic and placing a titanium post into the jawbone. The titanium post acts as the new tooth root. Titanium is biocompatible so tissue rejection isn't a worry. The doctor will then surgically close the area and allow it to heal for a period of 3 to 6 months while the process of osseointegration (fusion of titanium post to bones) takes its full course. When you return, your dentist will re-open the area, insert an abutment and place a crown over the abutment that matches the rest of your teeth.

Dental implant surgery has a 95 percent success rate. One of the many advantages of dental implants is that it can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or all your teeth.

Dental implants can last a lifetime and are stable while eating or speaking. Dentures may need to be exchanged for new ones or several adjustments throughout the years, so dental implants are a better long-term investment.

Dental implants require the same care as natural teeth. Daily brushing and flossing should be a part of your daily dental regimen. In addition to good dental hygiene, regular dental checkups and professional cleanings with your East Lansing dentist are important preventative measures.

To find out if you're a candidate for dental implants visit your dentist. For more information on dental implants, please contact Dr. Thomas Faiver in East Lansing, MI, by calling (517) 351-7222 today!