Do you have one or several missing teeth? Are missing teeth making it difficult for you to eat, talk, or smile properly? Dental implants can be one of the most effective dental restorations for patients with permanent missing teeth. Implants consist of a titanium screw, attaching abutment, and a dental crown. While dental implants can replace single lost teeth, they can also secure rows of teeth with a bridge or full arches with complete dentures. Dr. Michael Sesi works with local dental labs and oral surgeons to supply dental implants and implant-secured restorations to patients in Hartland, MI.
Treatment with Dental Implants in Hartland, MI
Before treatment, we ensure that patients are healthy and have enough bone tissue to support dental implants. Then, we take digital scans and impressions of the smile. We send the impressions to a dental lab, which creates crowns, bridges, or dentures.
Additionally, we have an in-office dental surgeon expertly place the implants. Our mouth scans help the surgeon determine the best areas to place the implants to support the restoration. During implant surgery, the surgeon numbs the mouth and makes incisions in the gums to access the jaw bone. They place the implant posts into the jaw bone tissue and attach a temporary restoration.
During a three to six-month process called osseointegration, the implant posts fuse with the bone tissue. Once the implants heal, we replace the temporary restoration and place the permanent restorations.
Dental Implant FAQs
Learn more about implant restorations with answers to these popular questions:
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants are a natural-looking restoration. We offer dental restorations that blend in with the appearance of natural teeth. Dental crowns that cap off single implants are made of porcelain ceramic, a highly reflective material. Implants also improve patients’ overall oral health. Replacing missing teeth with implants prevents shifting or overcrowded teeth. The implant posts also support healthy jaw bone tissue for a more balanced smile.
Because implants replace missing teeth at the jaw bone, they create a stable foundation for restorations. Patients can bite and chew easily with implants. Implant-supported restorations do not have restrictions against hard, crunchy, or chewy foods. Dental implants also have a high success rate of about 95 percent. We always make sure that patients are in good oral health before implant treatment to ensure the success of their restoration.
How long do dental implants last?
As long as patients care for their implants, the implant post should be permanent. Titanium implant posts become a permanent part of the smile once the post fuses with the jaw bone. While patients may need to replace their dental restoration over time, their implants will stay stable for years to come.
Can my gums recede after implant treatment?
If patients experience gum recession around their implants, they most likely have gum disease. To prevent implant failure, continue to brush and floss your natural teeth and dental restorations. We will teach you the best ways to use traditional or interdental floss to clean the gums. Contact our office if you notice changes in your implant stability and we can help.
Restore Lost Teeth with Implants
Do you have missing teeth and want a durable restoration? Schedule a dental appointment with us online or call our office at 810-255-5203.