Dental Implants for Canton Residents
A complete smile can make a tremendous difference in your health and wellbeing. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a complete smile, though. For some patients, poor oral health or an injury has resulted in the loss of one or more teeth. In these cases, enjoying a balanced and nutritious diet is difficult, and so is smiling with confidence. But with a service known as dental implants, there’s hope.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants combine a custom-made prosthetic with one or more titanium anchors that are attached to the jawbone. They’re versatile enough to be paired with a bridge, a partial denture, or a full denture—it just depends on what your specific needs are. What’s more, because your implants are anchored to your jaw, your dentures won’t slip the way traditional dentures often do. As a result, you can look forward to a revitalized smile that looks and feels more natural.
Why Is Replacing Missing Teeth Important?
Replacing a missing tooth (or teeth) will help you maintain or improve your oral health in a couple of important ways. First, it will help you preserve the alignment of your teeth. When you lose a tooth, the rest of your smile can shift over time due to the increased workload on your remaining teeth.
Second, replacing your tooth will improve the health of your jawbone. When you lose a tooth, you also lose the root underneath. This can lead to a weakened jawbone and, over time, the loss of other teeth. Replacing your tooth with an implant will help you nourish and even strengthen your weakened jaw.
What to Expect from the Treatment Process
Dental implants are placed and restored in just two stages. In the first, one or more implant posts are surgically placed in the jaw. Then, after a period of healing in which your implant(s) and your jawbone have had time to fuse together, your brand new prosthetic will be attached. Dental implants can be used to replace everything from a single tooth to a full upper or lower row of teeth.
Do you want to learn more about dental implants? Call Canton Family Smile to schedule a consultation visit with Dr. Shoukfeh. During your appointment, we can assess your health and talk to you about all your treatment options. We’re happy to offer restorative care to patients from Canton, Westland, Romulus, Redford, Ann Arbor, and all surrounding communities.