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Dental implants are strong and beneficial dental restorations that can help you in many ways. However, they are also very complex, which can make them quite confusing and even overwhelming. This oftentimes results in many questions. So, if you have dental implant questions that are holding you back from restoring your smile, our dentist, Dr. David Ewing, is happy to help you. To do so, he would like to give you answers to commonly asked questions about dental implants in Davison, Michigan.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are reliable dental restorations that replace your missing teeth and their roots, which is more than we can say for other dental restorations. This restoration is embedded into the jawbone and offers lifetime results. It is made of a titanium post (which will integrate with the natural bone), an abutment, and replacement tooth, which is a dental crown.

What can dental implants do for me?

Dental implants can do many things for you, your smile, and your oral health. They can offer natural-looking and natural-feeling results for a lifetime. They can replace your missing teeth and give you the smile you need and want, which can boost your self-esteem. They can help you perform daily tasks, like chewing, talking, and eating. They can fill the gap in your smile and add function to your mouth.

What is the process of installing a dental implant?

The dental implant process is a bit complex, but it’s worth it for many. First, your dentist will place the titanium post into the jawbone. The bone will then heal around the post to secure it in place. This could take several months. Then, he will secure an abutment on the post. Once the soft tissues heal around it, he will secure the replacement tooth over the top, which is the dental crown restoration.

To learn more about dental implants or to schedule an appointment to see if this restoration is right for you, please contact Irish Road Dental at 810.653.4100 at your earliest convenience. When you reach out to our dental team, we will be more than happy to help you!