Missing teeth can leave a gap in your smile and affect your self-confidence, leaving you afraid to show your teeth. Fortunately, if you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants can help complete your smile. Dr. Schultz and the team at Schultz Family Dentistry have plenty of experience providing brand new implants for individuals with missing teeth.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a near-permanent solution to replace missing teeth. Dental implants consist of a titanium post, an abutment, and a crown. The titanium implant is fixed into your jawbone, connected to an abutment, and topped with a crown that looks like a real tooth, all providing a tooth replacement that improves the appearance of your smile.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

There are several great benefits of dental implants. Most notably, they are a great replacement for real teeth as they are both strong and natural-looking. Implants have very few limitations and function just like your natural teeth, meaning that you can eat foods like normal.

Implants are much more than a temporary solution as they can last decades with proper care. Implants also require much less maintenance than other procedures, like dentures or bridges. You can simply care for them just like your regular teeth!

What Is the Process for Receiving Dental Implants?

Receiving a tooth implant is a multi-step process. The first step of the process is a consultation to determine whether you are a good candidate for an implant. Dr. Schultz will discuss if an implant is right for you and schedule a treatment plan.

After a treatment plan has been set, the next step is the surgical process of installing the titanium implant. Typically, the abutment is added later, after the implant has been given a few months to heal and fuse with the jawbone. The abutment will add some additional healing time. Once your gums and bones have completely healed, the last step is adding the crown to provide a natural look.

After the implant is complete, it is essential to maintain proper dental hygiene and routine dental visits to ensure that your implant will last.

Schedule a Tooth Implant Consultation Today

To learn more about dental implants and see if you are a candidate, schedule a consultation at Schultz Family Dentistry serving Fenton, MI, today. Dr. Schultz will work with you to understand your case and provide you with the dental care you desire. Our team is ready to assist you in your journey to a complete smile. Contact us today!