Michigan Dental Implant Dentists

Wondering if dental implants are right for you? Schedule a consultation with one of our dental implant dentists in Ann Arbor, Clarkston, and Plymouth, MI. They’d be more than happy to help you better understand the benefits of dental implants, as well as your other tooth replacement options.

In the meantime, here’s what you need to know about the dental implant procedure.

Replace Missing Teeth

Whether you’ve lost one tooth or several, you can count on our dental implant dentists to restore the health, function, and appearance of your smile. There are several options to replace missing teeth, which include dental implants and bridges. However, only dental implants are able to last a lifetime with proper care.

Eat Your Favorite Foods

Did you know that you have taste buds on the roof of your mouth? If you have full upper dentures, these taste buds get covered which decreases your ability to fully taste your meals. For this reason, it’s not uncommon for people who wear dentures to go heavy on the spices.

Dentures can also slip out of place when you eat chewy and/or sticky foods. Not only is this uncomfortable, but you may feel embarrassed by slipping dentures while eating out in public. One of the benefits of dental implants is that they’ll never slip. This gives you the freedom to eat the foods you love.

Smile with Confidence

Missing teeth can have an impact on your self-esteem. If you cover your mouth while you laugh or smile with your lips closed, it’s time to schedule an appointment with our dental implant dentists.

Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. This means that you’ll be able to smile, talk, laugh, and eat with confidence. Unlike dentures, dental implants will never slip and are anchored to your jawbone to provide the ultimate stability as you go about your day.

Slipping dentures can be easily corrected by biting down gently and swallowing to shift the appliance back in its proper position. However, many patients would prefer to avoid this inconvenience altogether. For this reason, our dentists often recommend dental implant surgery.

Related: How to Look Younger with Dental Implants →

Avoid Bone Loss in the Jaw

Once you lose a tooth, your body starts to absorb the minerals in your jaw to use elsewhere. If left untreated, this jawbone deterioration can lead to further tooth loss and a condition called facial collapse. As the name suggests, facial collapse can give you a sunken appearance and make it difficult or uncomfortable to continue wearing dentures.

While dentures rest on top of your gums, a tooth implant is embedded in your jawbone. After dental implant surgery, this implant fuses to the bone during a process called osseointegration. Since an implant replaces the function of a natural tooth root, your body will leave that part of your jawbone alone because it can detect that it’s still in use.

Prevent Further Tooth Loss

Did you know that once you lose one tooth, your risk increases for losing more teeth? That’s why it’s important that you book a consultation with one of our Michigan dental implant dentists as soon as possible. During your appointment, they’ll be able to determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants.

The dental implant procedure prevents further tooth loss by supporting any remaining natural teeth in your smile. As we mentioned earlier, dental implant treatment also helps prevent bone loss in the jaw which serves as a foundation for the teeth you have left.

Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation

Our dental implant dentists in Ann Arbor, Clarkston, and Plymouth, MI, are accepting new patients and would be more than happy to help you explore your tooth replacement options. To schedule a dental implant consultation, please call any of our convenient Main Street Dentistry locations or fill out our online contact form. We hope to hear from you soon!

This blog post has been updated.