Dental Implants

Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots (typically made of titanium) we place in your jawbone to later anchor a crown. If you’ve recently lost a tooth, your first call should be to our dentists. Our dentists will be able to determine whether you’re a candidate for the dental implant procedure. Our dentists have plenty of experience helping patients just like you smile with confidence after tooth loss.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants prevent further tooth loss caused by jawbone deterioration. Your body is able to detect tooth loss and will begin to absorb the minerals in your jaw to use elsewhere. Over time, this jawbone deterioration contributes to further tooth loss and facial collapse. Since the implants fuse to your jawbone, they mimic tooth roots and prevent this entire process from happening.

Dental implants are embedded in your jawbone, which means you won’t have to worry about your teeth slipping while you eat, talk, and smile. We understand that your smile says a lot about your personality, which is why we offer the dental implant procedure to our patients.

We offer single tooth implants, all-on-4 implants, and implant-supported dentures. Dental implants are versatile enough that they can support a single crown or an entire arch of false teeth. When given proper care, these implants have been known to last a lifetime.

Related: Dental Implants vs. Dentures

Candidates for the Dental Implant Procedure

To be a candidate for dental implants, you must have sufficient bone density in your jaw to support the titanium rods. However, we may be able to restore the necessary density to your jaw with a bone graft. Candidates must also be in good oral health and have a strong immune system.

Request an Appointment With Us

Our dentists in Holland, MI, are ready to help you restore your smile after tooth loss. To request an appointment, call the Lakeshore Dentistry & Implant Center at (616) 399-3946.

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