Do you have one or more missing teeth that make you self-conscious when you smile? Then, dental implants may be an ideal solution for you, and Schultz Family Dentistry in Byron, MI, is ready to guide you through the process with their expertise and genuine concern for their patients.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are surgically embedded devices into your jawbone to replace missing teeth. The tooth implants have three parts: the post, the abutment, and the crown. The post is usually made of titanium and is fixed in your jawbone below the gum. The abutment is attached to the post and holds your crown in place. The crown is a custom-made replacement tooth that matches your natural teeth.

What’s the Dental Implant Process?

There are multiple steps involved in getting dental implants and, depending on your specific situation, it can take several months to complete the entire process.

  • First, your dentist will provide a complete medical and dental evaluation to determine if your gums and jawbone can support an implant. Initial consultations may include dental X-rays.
  • Next, your dentist will place the implant post in your jawbone. This surgery is usually performed under local anesthetic and takes about 1-2 hours for each implant being placed.
  • Your dentist will monitor your healing, and three to eight months after the post is implanted, the abutment and the permanent crown will be fitted and attached.

What Can I Expect After Getting Dental Implants?

Most people experience minimal discomfort and report that the surgery is less painful than getting a tooth extracted. Common side effects from dental implants include bleeding, pain, swelling, stiffness or soreness of the face, and temporary facial bruising. You may feel lightheaded after the surgery, so get someone to drive you home and plan to take it easy for the first day or two after.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Tooth loss can cause various dental issues, including shifting and movement of the remaining teeth and deterioration of the jawbone. Dental implants preserve the bone and prevent bone loss. Furthermore, they can last a lifetime with proper care, providing a permanent solution that prevents these problems and gives you a reason to smile.

Can I Get Dental Implants Near Me?

Yes! Schultz Family Dentistry takes appointments weekly in our Byron, MI, offices. So there’s no need to go elsewhere to get the personalized dental care you need.

If you think that you may benefit from dental implants, call us at 810-735-9426 or complete this online form to schedule an appointment in our Byron, MI, offices today! Our friendly and professional team is happy to answer any questions you may have and will schedule an evaluation to determine if dental implants are right for you.

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