Dental Implants Dentists Plymouth Clarkston Ann Arbor MI

Are you ready to explore your tooth replacement options? If so, we recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our dental implant dentists in Plymouth, Clarkston, and Ann Arbor, MI. During your appointment, they’ll help you determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants and help you better understand the treatment process.

In general, most people are candidates for dental implants. However, you won’t truly know if you qualify for dental implant treatment until you schedule an appointment at one of our Main Street Dentistry locations.

Here’s what you need to know.

Tooth Loss

There are many reasons for losing a tooth. Whether you got hit in the mouth while playing hockey or lost a tooth to decay, it’s always important to replace a missing tooth as soon as possible. The sooner you replace a tooth, the less likely you’ll experience further tooth loss in the future.

One of the benefits of dental implants is that they exert pressure on your jaw like natural tooth roots. This tells the body that the bone around the empty socket is still in use, which prevents the absorption of minerals.

If left untreated, jawbone deterioration can make it difficult or uncomfortable to wear dentures in the long run. It can also affect your facial profile and give you a sunken appearance.

Sufficient Bone Density in the Jaw

A dental implant needs proper support. This means that you’ll need sufficient bone density in the jaw to become a candidate for the dental implant procedure. If you don’t have low bone density, we may recommend a bone graft to augment your natural tissue. This will create a strong foundation for your dental implant, abutment, and crown.

We recommend that you seek dental implant treatment as soon as possible after you lose a tooth. This is because jawbone deterioration happens quicker than you’d think. By replacing a missing tooth right away, you’re able to sidestep some of the more serious dental health issues associated with tooth loss.

Good Oral Hygiene

Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care. However, it’s important that you continue to practice good oral hygiene at home and see our dentists for routine preventive care. The healthier your smile, the longer your dental implant is likely to last. In other words, take care of your dental implants and they’ll take care of you!

To maintain good oral hygiene, you’ll need to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time. You’ll also need to floss once a day to remove any food particles or plaque that could get stuck between teeth. To help protect any remaining teeth, consider using a fluoride mouth rinse. Fluoride will strengthen tooth enamel, increasing its resistance to acid attacks from bacteria.

Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation

Our dental implant dentists in Plymouth, Ann Arbor, and Clarkston, MI, are accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment and learn more about your tooth replacement options, please call one of our Main Street Dentistry locations. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.