The Benefits of Dental Implants
In the past, the only solution for replacing a single missing tooth was a dental bridge, but this technology was not without complications. A dental bridge can damage your healthy teeth while simultaneously allowing for bone deterioration.
Dental implants are the gold standard for tooth replacement because they can avoid complications where other restoration procedures fail. They look and feel like your natural teeth and actually help to improve bone density. Best of all, dental implants can last a lifetime, so you can enjoy the benefits of a beautiful smile for years to come.
The Dental Implant Process
If you’re interested in getting a dental implant, you can schedule a free consultation with Dr. Shlafer where he will examine your oral health, discuss the details of the surgery, and determine if implants are right for you.
During the surgery, a titanium implant will be affixed to your jawbone where it will be left to heal for three to six months. Through the process of osseointegration, the implant will fuse to your jawbone and create a solid foundation for the restoration to be placed.
Once the healing is complete, Dr. Shlafer will attach an abutment to the implant which acts as a connector between the implant and the restoration. Depending on your needs, you will receive either a crown, bridge, or denture.
Caring for Your Dental Implant
After the dental implant heals, you’ll care for it just like your natural teeth by brushing twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush, flossing daily, and rinsing your mouth between meals. With dental implants, there’s no need to spend extra time removing and cleaning dentures because the implants and restoration are fixed inside your mouth. Finally, you can enjoy the benefits of a complete smile, without the hassle.
Complete Your Smile with a Dental Implant
Living with an incomplete smile can damage your oral health and your confidence. Dental implants can replace missing teeth so you’ll have a lifetime of healthy smiles to look forward to.
Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Shlaferby calling (248) 781-0040. During the consultation, Dr. Shlafer will examine your oral health and determine the best course of action based on your needs.