Dental implants are one of the most successful, natural-looking tooth replacement options in dentistry. When applicable, dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental implants can be used to improve your oral health, transform your smile, and restore function to your natural smile.
Bay City, MI dentist, Dr. Daryle Mahnke offers personalized solutions for complex dental problems, including missing teeth. If you are missing one or more teeth, visit our Bay City, MI dental office. Dental implants may be the solution you’ve been searching for. To learn more, call 989-272-2478 to schedule an appointment or schedule an appointment online.
What Is A Dental Implant?
Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the jaw none. Dental implants resemble the natural tooth root and are used to support your chosen prosthetic. Dental implants can be used to support a dental crown, dental bridge, or denture.
Dental implants are made of three parts:
- The Dental Implant– small titanium screw that mimics the natural tooth root
- The Abutment– the connector between the dental implant and the prosthetic
- The Prosthetic– the final restoration (a dental crown, dental bridge, or denture) to replace missing teeth.
Dental implants can also help support help support the bone structure. When the teeth are lost, the bone begins to deteriorate; dental implants can help prevent further bone loss.
The Dental Implant Process
The process will begin with a thorough consultation to determine if dental implants are right for you. Your dentist will utilize 3-D imaging to promptly create and map out a treatment plan that is specific to your oral needs. From there, the dental implant is surgically placed into the jaw bone. typically, dental implants will fuse with the jaw bone anywhere from three to six months.
Once the dental implant fuses with the jaw bone, your dentist will take more images of the teeth to create a custom designed abutment and prosthetic. Once the abutment and prosthetic are fabricated, your dentist will carefully attach them to your dental implant.
In the end, patients will have a beautiful, natural-looking solution for their missing teeth. Dr. Mahnke works closely with each patient to tailor a treatment plan to address all of their dentistry needs. Visit out Bay City, MI dental office to learn more about our services.