Dental Implants

Grand Rapids Restorative Dentist

Dental Implant Dentist Grand Rapids

Dental implants are biocompatible, man-made substitutes that replace one or more missing tooth roots. Offered in both full zirconia as well as traditional titanium, this tooth replacement option is surgically placed into the jawbone by our Grand Rapids, MI, dental implant dentists and topped with a dental crown for a seamless restoration.

To ensure that implants are not placed crooked or in a position that would negatively affect adjacent teeth, nerves, or sinuses, our team uses a surgical guide for 100% precise and safe placement.Dental implants are the most stable and long-lasting solution to the very real problem of missing teeth.

Here’s what you need to know about dental implant surgery and its associated benefits.

Experience and Skill That Matters

We have a specially-trained dentist and periodontist on staff who specialize in the placement of dental implants. Our periodontist also specializes in treating the gums and other soft tissues of the mouth. As you recover from the dental implant procedure, our periodontist will make sure your gums heal properly and look attractive. Unlike general dentists, our team has undergone extra training to give you the best results.

Health Benefits of Dental Implants

It is important to understand that your teeth are held in place by tooth roots and surrounding teeth. This means that when you lose a tooth, the teeth surrounding the gap begin to tilt toward the open space. A dental implant not only prevents further tooth loss or crowding, but it also restores lost chewing ability, improves appearance, ends embarrassment, and gives real self-confidence to patients in need.

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Because of proven success, preservation of existing teeth and no susceptibility to dental decay (cavities), dental implants are the answer to missing teeth. They are a real breakthrough!

Dental implants are the most stable solution to missing teeth!

Combining Dentures and Dental Implants

Built to replace a full arch of upper or lower teeth using multiple dental implants as the foundation, All-on-4 implants combine prosthetic teeth (dentures) and, you guessed it, implants to deliver long-lasting stability and a naturally stunning result. This secure base topped by a full set of false teeth is ideal for patients who are either missing most of their natural teeth or face the prospect of extensive tooth extraction.

You may benefit from this option if you have:

  • Teeth missing due to extraction or dental emergency
  • A jawbone that’s fully grown
  • Plenty of bone to properly secure the implants or qualify for a bone graft
  • No health conditions that will interfere with bone healing
  • The desire to improve your speech
  • No habit associated with tobacco products
  • Time to commit several months to the healing and placement process

Don’t worry, during the time required for healing you won’t be without teeth. Our dentists will provide you with a temporary denture on top of the implants. Once the implants are properly fused to the bone, the permanent denture appliance will be placed over top.

Schedule an Implant Consultation Today

To learn more about this form of treatment or to request an appointment with our dental implant dentists in Grand Rapids, MI, please call Precision Family Dental today at (616) 949-1570. Inside our practice, we work hard to help patients maintain beautiful smiles and achieve optimal oral health.