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In dental implant surgery, tooth roots are replaced with metal posts that resemble screws, and damaged or missing teeth are replaced with prosthetic teeth that closely resemble real teeth in appearance and function. When there are insufficient natural tooth roots to allow for the construction of dentures or bridgework tooth replacements, dental implant surgery can provide a welcome alternative. 

Dental Implants Structure

Dental implant systems are made up of an implant body, an implant abutment, and possibly a fixation screw for the abutment as well. The tooth’s root is replaced by the dental implant body, which is surgically placed in the jawbone. In order to support the attached artificial teeth, the dental implant abutment typically extends through the gums into the mouth and is screwed to the implant body. 

Dental Implants Procedure

  1. Damaged tooth removal.
  2. Jawbone preparation (grafting), when needed.
  3. Dental implant placement.
  4. Bone growth and healing.
  5. Abutment placement.
  6. Artificial tooth placement.

Dental Implants advantages

  • Improved appearance:

Dental implants look like natural teeth in appearance.

They also become permanent because they are made to fuse with the bone.

  • Improved speech

With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.

  • Improved comfort

Implants eliminate the discomfort associated with removable dentures because they integrate into your body.

  • Easier eating

Chewing may be challenging with sliding dentures. 

Dental implants mimic the function of your natural teeth, allowing you to eat the foods you love painlessly and with confidence.

  • Improved self-esteem

Dental implants can restore your smile and improve your self-confidence.

  • Durability

      Implants have a long lifespan and are extremely durable. Many implants can last a lifetime with proper care.

  • Convenience

 Dentures no longer need to be removed in public or be secured in place with messy adhesives thanks to dental implants.

Success Rates of Dental Implants

Dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%. With proper care implants can last a lifetime. Dental implants require the same care as real teeth, which includes brushing, flossing, using an antibacterial mouthwash, and visiting the dentist on a regular basis.

Why Choose a Tooth Implant over a supported Bridge? 

Dental implants don’t require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.

Dental Implants Risk:

Like any surgery, dental implant surgery poses some health risks which include:

  • Infection at the implant site
  • Injury or damage to surrounding structures
  • Nerve damage, which can cause pain, numbness, or tingling in your natural teeth, gums, lips, or chin
  • Sinus problems

Let’s get started with Dental Implants! Request An Appointment with a Dentist in Plymouth, Michigan

Dr. Rahaf Suede, DDS at Great Lakes Smiles Dental is trusted by many patients in Plymouth and surrounding areas for comprehensive dental care. She is recognized for her high quality dental treatment and patient satisfaction. Contact her now for an appointment Call (734) 459-9360