When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants have shown they're the leading solution in dental offices across the nation. That's because implants are the longest-lasting way to complete your smile, offering superior tooth preservation for your mouth. See here for more information on dental implants in Bay City, MI.
At Gentle Family Dentistry, you can have your missing teeth replaced under the guidance of Gregory A. Rosecrans, DDS, PC, who uses small, screw-shaped titanium posts to fit into the vacant root-area(s) left behind by your missing teeth.
Dental implants are a vital dental procedure not just for the appearance of future smiles, but also for your oral health going forward. That's because when you have missing teeth, your underlying jaw bone begins to deteriorate at an alarming rate. This loss of bone strength and function can lead to a shrinking jaw and other systemic health issues later that will become permanent if dental implants aren't placed to help improve the integrity of your jaw bone strength.
How Are Dental Implants Placed?
Dental implant surgery is surprisingly quick and non-invasive, simply requiring local anesthesia and healthy bone strength in your mouth. Your implant will be inserted directly into your underlying jawbone in the opening left behind by your missing teeth. Once the implant has been placed in your mouth, it is allowed time to heal and fuse to surrounding bone before you come back into Dr. Rosecrans' office for a lifelike crown to be placed on top of it.
Implants help restore smiles and overall oral health by:
- Replacing one, some, or all of your teeth permanently
- Improving jaw function and strength
- Reducing contours in your face that will only become more exaggerated the more time your smile spends empty
- Supporting removable dentures
Implants also boast a success rate of more than 95 percent, which is the highest percentage of all tooth-replacement options today.
For more information on dental implants, and how they restore your smile along with your oral health, give Dr. Rosecrans a call today at (989) 892-7832, for lasting dental solutions right here in Bay City, MI!