Dental implants may sound too good to be true, but they really do look and function like natural teeth.
We’ll use this space to describe exactly what dental implants are. First of all, a clarification: a dental implant is not, strictly speaking, a replacement tooth. An implant is really a titanium post that we insert into the jaw; the post is a support for the artificial tooth.
Implants are typically made of titanium, which is fully compatible with human bone. This is one of the great things about them: they completely fuse with the bone and become a part of the body. Cases of rejection are rare.
The implant acts as a substitute for the tooth root that was lost along with the natural tooth. One implant can support one artificial tooth, and several can support a bridge or full dental arch.
The process, on average, takes about six months, start-to-finish. Once it’s fully healed most patients can’t tell the difference between the implant and a natural tooth. They’ve got full biting and chewing power, and teeth that look as real as they function.
At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park we offer single tooth dental implants and implant-supported bridges and dentures. Patients throughout Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI are enjoying their benefits. They also come to our practice for clear braces from Invisalign, complete cosmetic dentistry, and much more. Schedule your next checkup with us today!
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