How Dental Implants Work

Missing teeth are more than just a minor inconvenience. Even the absence of one tooth can impact your smile and self-confidence while the loss of multiple teeth eventually leads to speech problems, eating difficulties, shifting teeth, sagging skin around your mouth and potential bone loss. Replacing them is critical to your health and wellbeing, and the compassionate care team at Summit Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery can help with beautiful high-quality dental implants in Warren, MI.

 

A Simple and Effective Procedure

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Dental implants are an innovative method that restores your smile without the need for dentures. Individuals whose jaws and gums are healthy are usually great candidates for this treatment. The resulting teeth look and function identically to your natural teeth and are supported by durable structures placed inside your jawbone and below the gum line. Your Warren oral surgery provider uses a simple procedure to give you effective, long-lasting implants:

  • Damaged or severely decayed teeth are extracted.
  • Bone grafts are added if they’re needed for additional support.
  • Titanium rods are inserted into the jawbone.
  • The jaw is left to heal, letting new bone tissue form around the implanted rods.
  • A support post is attached to the top of each rod.
  • New teeth are connected to the rods via the support posts.

With proper care, your implants will last for decades. Regular brushing, flossing, checkups and cleanings are essential to ensuring that your new teeth look and perform exactly like your original versions. You’ll return to your family dentist for routine care after the implant process is complete and your bone and gum tissue have finished healing.

 

We Can Help Restore Your Smile

Summit Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is a trusted dental implant clinic serving the southeast Michigan area with the finest quality care. We’re ready to help you with smart solutions to restore your smile. Get in touch with our Warren office by calling (586) 755-9340.