Sparkle Dental - Dental Implants, Warren MI
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are replacements for the roots of your teeth. If you suffer from an extreme tooth problem, a dental implant may be your first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile. This step is typically followed by another cosmetic procedure like bridges, dentures or crowns in order to fully solve your tooth problem. Dental implants simply replace any teeth than cannot be saved in your mouth. These implants can also be used for one or more teeth replacements, leaving you with a lovely smile.
What Do Dental Implants Look Like And How Do They Work?Dental implants look like screws that permanently secure and attach a denture, bridge or crown to your mouth. They go into the bone and are made of metal, usually a titanium alloy, to support the denture, bridge or single crown that give you a beautiful, lasting smile.
With dental implants, there are typically a couple of appointments needed. The first appointment is to determine if there is enough bone structure in your jaw for your recommended dental procedure. You get a free consultation at our Sparkle Dental Warren MI office, where we may take a panoramic x-ray to determine if there is enough bone level to place a dental implant. At this time, you should be wearing a temporary dental replacement like a flipper or a denture to conceal the tooth or teeth that were extracted.
The second appointment is to insert the dental implant. This appointment takes a short period of time, anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour, and healing takes around four to six months depending on which part of the mouth your dental implants are placed. During this time, the bone and the implant will fuse together, meaning the bone grows into the implant. There’s nothing more permanent than that! So continue to wear your temporary dental replacement appliance until your next appointment.
The third appointment is to uncover the healed dental implant and to place a healing cuff on it to prepare the tooth for your final appointment. Then, in only one to two weeks, you can schedule for your permanent restoration appointment and complete the process. This is the point in which a crown, bridge or dentures are used to complete your brand new, beautiful smile.
Are Dental Implants For Me?
Dental implants are a go-to dental procedure for improving your appearance and saving your smile when nothing else may work. One of the most important reasons people choose a dental implant is to avoid adversely affecting other teeth in your mouth. Dental implants improve comfort since they literally fuse with the mouth and become a part of you— they improve your speech and make it easier to eat as well. With implants, you avoid the discomfort and inconvenience of wearing removable dentures that can be uncomfortable and harder to maintain, and instead experience the comfort of a durable and lasting solution.
For your dental implants, Warren Michigan's Sparkle Dental provides you the most state-of-the-art office, experienced and friendly staff, intra-oral cameras, digital x-rays, nitrous oxide gas (laughing gas) and oral sedation. We accept insurances and also provide you the option of using Care Credit for interest free financing on your new dental implants.
Your dental implants will be extremely durable and will last you a lifetime. As always, you still need to go for regular check-ups, keep your teeth clean and your diet healthy to maximize the effectiveness of any dental procedure you may have. If you think you might be in need of a dental implant, Warren Michigan's own Dr. Monica and her highly trained staff at Sparkle Dental will provide you a FREE consultation when you schedule your regular cleaning. It is that easy!