Around three million people in the United States have dental implants, and this number increases by 500,000 every year. The team of expert dental practitioners at Heritage Comfort Dental in Flint, Michigan, led by Jane Ney, DDS, has years of experience in performing dental implant surgery. Take your next step to a perfect smile — book an appointment at their state-of-the-art offices through the website or over the phone.
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A dental implant is a titanium screw placed into the jawbone where a tooth is missing. It provides a firm, secure fixture onto which your dentist attaches an abutment, or tooth “inner.” They then place a crown, bridge, or denture onto the abutment.
Dental implants are growing in popularity. To find out more about the Heritage Comfort Dental team’s high-tech implant processes, book a consultation today.
At the initial consultation, your dentist at Heritage Comfort Dental identifies what you wish to achieve from the procedure. From this, they create a personalized treatment plan that addresses each stage of the surgery. The procedure is split into several parts to allow your mouth to heal between each step.
First, they place a titanium screw into the bone socket of the missing tooth. As the bone heals, it fuses around the screw, anchoring it securely. This typically takes 1-3 months.
After your jaw has healed, your dentist attaches an abutment — a small connector — to the implant before placing the replacement tooth or teeth.
You get an impression taken of your mouth to recreate a model on which to base your new tooth or teeth. Your dentist matches your new tooth to the color of your natural teeth, and it should perform in functionality and appearance precisely as your old tooth did.
An implant can hold one individual crown or an attachment that contains a set of removable dentures. Speak to the team at Heritage Comfort Dental about which option is most suitable for you.
Dental implants are an excellent option if you feel self-conscious about your smile and are ready to do something about it. You need to have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant securely. In the majority of cases, if you’re fit enough to have a routine dental extraction, dental implant surgery is fine too. Following the procedure, you must commit to a good oral hygiene regimen and attend regular dental check-ups.
Dental implants aren’t suitable for everyone. Check with your dentist beforehand if you have a chronic disorder like heart disease or diabetes, if you smoke, or if you have had radiation therapy on your neck or head.
Don’t put off a beautiful smile. Find out if you’re an implant candidate by making an appointment at Heritage Comfort Dental today — call or use the online booking tool.