Dental Implants Southgate, Michigan
The implant procedure is the same whether one or all teeth are missing. Painless Dentistry provides the safest services to our clients in Southgate, MI. To prepare the implant site, the gum tissue is opened to expose the bone area where the implant will be placed. In situations where there is insufficient bone structure, bone grafting may be a recommended procedure. Once healthy bone has been established, a special drill is used to prepare the bone to receive the implant. After the bone has been prepared, the implant is placed and the tissue is sutured. The sutures are typically removed seven to fourteen days after surgery. The healing process takes three to six months. This is the amount of time it usually takes the implant to integrate (fuse) with the bone. When the implant is ready, a special abutment is attached to the implant – this is the support for the new porcelain crown. Today’s technologies often include zirconium abutments attached to the implant post to assure that the new porcelain tooth possesses translucency properties similar to a natural tooth. After impressions are taken, a crown is made and shaded to match your existing teeth. The crown is then slipped over the post and cemented.
A connector – known as an abutment (B) – is placed on top of the dental implant to hold and support your crowns. The crowns are custom-made to match your natural teeth and fit your mouth (C).
Modern dental implants have been used successfully for over 30 years. They are the strongest devices available to support replacement teeth – and even better, they allow these new teeth to feel, look, and function naturally.
When performed by a trained and experienced dentist, dental implant surgery is one of the safest and most predictable procedures in dentistry.