Tooth loss happens to most people at some point in their lives. When you lose a crucial portion of your smile, it can cause your confidence to plummet and make everyday tasks, like eating and speaking, difficult. Dental implants in Muskegon are a modern, advanced tooth replacement treatment that allow patients to enjoy a smile that looks and feels just like their home-grown one. Our practice is able to complete the entire procedure from beginning to end as well, so you’ll be able to stick with the same team of professionals you trust throughout the entire process.
A dental implant is a titanium post that is placed below the gumline to restore the root of any number of missing teeth. Due to its biocompatible features, it’s able to fuse with the jawbone through a natural process called osseointegration. This provides necessary stimulation and blood flow to the area, preventing it from deteriorating. Once the healing period is complete, we’ll attach a small connector piece, called an abutment, to the implant. This will secure the dental crown, bridge, or denture and complete your smile.
Dental implants come so highly recommended because they offer several unique benefits that distinguish them from traditional restorations. Some of these advantages include:
The best way to learn whether you can benefit from this modern procedure is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gadalla and Dr. Rodriguez today. Our team will examine X-ray images of your facial structure and discuss your treatment options with you. Depending on your needs, we’ll create a custom-tailored treatment timeline and walk you through it so you know exactly what to expect.
Even if you’re missing a single tooth, it’s important to get it replaced to prevent surrounding teeth from drifting out of alignment. We can restore the gap in your smile by placing a single dental implant in the gums and jawbone. We’ll attach the abutment, followed by the customized dental crown to complete your grin.
For multiple missing teeth in a row, we’re able to replace them with dental implants without having to alter any surrounding, healthy teeth. We can do this by inserting two dental implants at either end of the space in your arch of teeth. These will hold the ends of the dental bridge in place, closing the gap in your smile.
If you’re missing an entire arch of teeth, we can place a customized denture that’s secured to anywhere from four to eight dental implants. Once the restoration is secured, you won’t have to worry about having it slip or shift in your mouth while you eat or speak, because the implants provide it with a strong and stable foundation.
Many patients are hesitant to undergo the dental implant process because they don’t want to have to heal for months without restorations. That’s why we offer All-on-4, also known as Teeth-in-a-Day. After we place your implants, we’ll secure a load-bearing restoration until you’ve healed and we can place your permanent one.
Not every patient is a good candidate for traditional dental implants. Some patients who don’t want to undergo bone grafts or a complex procedure may be able to benefit from mini dental implants. These are smaller posts that are able to heal quickly, eliminating the need for complicated preparatory procedures, but still providing similar results. In some cases, mini dental implants can be placed and their restorations secured within a matter of days, allowing you to enjoy a complete and functional smile sooner.
In order to determine the cost of your implant procedure, we’ll need to conduct a thorough examination of your mouth to determine key specifics, like how many implants you need to have placed and what restoration you require. Once we iron out these details, we’ll walk you through the process and discuss cost factors with you. After your initial consultation, our team will be more than happy to speak about financial options and insurance coverage.