Dental Implants in Grand Blanc MI
Get teeth that look and feel like your natural teeth. Dental implants are an excellent option if you have lost one or more teeth due to injury or disease. Our dental implant dentist can also do full-mouth teeth implants.
What is a dental implant?
A tooth implant is a synthetic tooth root in the shape of a post that is surgically implanted into the jawbone. The “root” is made of titanium, a metal well-suited for pairing with bone. A replacement tooth is then fixed to the post. These teeth look and feel like your natural teeth.
What is the cost of dental implants?
The cost of dental implants depend on the amount of teeth that you need to replace, along with the location of those teeth. Most insurance plans require you to choose the least expensive treatment, and so don’t cover dental implants. However, contact us and we can discuss the cost of your needs.
Are you a good candidate for dental implants?
The ideal candidate for dental implants is a non-smoker with good oral health. Good candidates have a sufficient amount of bone in the jaw and healthy gums
Autogenous Bone Grafting
Sometimes the ideal areas for dental implants do not have the bone quality to support implants. In cases like this, bone can be “borrowed” from other parts of your mouth and grafted in the places needed. Often, the area of bone to be grafted is from the jaw in the place where your wisdom teeth used to be.
Computer-Enhanced Treatment Planning
Special computer software allows us to create a 3-D dental CT scan to estimate bone quality, quantity and location. This gives your dental implant dentist the best understanding of where your dental implants should be placed. Knowing where your implants should be placed will give you the best outcome possible.
Implant Site Development
When infection requires a tooth to be removed, it isn’t uncommon for bone to have been lost around that tooth. Various types of bone grafting can be done at the same time the tooth is removed. This will facilitate a dental implant at a later date.
Sinus Lift Augmentation
If you’ve lost the upper back teeth, you may have to deal with sinus enlargement. This enlargement can cause difficulty with dental implants, since they need to be surrounded by solid bone. A sinus lift augmentation/graft is a surgical procedure that restores the sinus cavity to its original size, and replaces the bone that has been lost as a result of the enlarged sinus. This new bone graft usually takes nine to twelve months to heal before the implants can be placed into grafted bone.
Once your dental implants are in place, it is crucial to keep the area clean and free of infection. Dental implants can accumulate plaque and tartar just as your natural teeth. A professional cleaning schedule will be necessary to keep your dental implants healthy.
Single or Multiple Implants
Advantages Over Dentures or Bridges
If you would like to learn more about dental implants, contact Michigan Dental Wellness Center. Dr. Leach is the dental implants dentist Grand Blanc can trust. Contact us to learn more and find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants.