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Tooth Restoration with Dental Implants in Grandville, MI

When a tooth has been lost, a dental implant allows for replacement, with the added benefits of preventing bone loss and the shifting of teeth.

The implant (titanium root) is placed by a specialist and then Dr. Klein serves as a restorative specialist, building a natural looking replacement to restore your smile.

Call our team of implant dentists today for expert, personal, friendly dental restorations.

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How Do Teeth Implants Work?

A dental implant is actually a replacement for the root of a tooth, and they’re secured in the jawbone so as to not be visible once they’re surgically placed.

Much like the roots of a tooth, they’re used to secure crowns (the parts of teeth seen in the mouth), bridgework, or dentures.

Most often they’re made of titanium, which is lightweight, strong and biocompatible, which means that it’s not rejected by the body. Learn more about the process on our blog.

What Are The Advantages Of Dental Implants?

There are many advantages to dental implants, including:

  • Improved Appearance

    Dental implants not only look and feel like your own teeth, but they’re designed to fuse with bone, making them permanent part of your smile.

  • Improved Speech

    If you’re wearing poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth, causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak clearly without the worry that they might slip out.

  • Improved Comfort

    Implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures because they become a part of your mouth.

  • Easier Eating

    Chewing can be difficult if you’re missing teeth or your dentures are sliding out. Since dental implants function like your own teeth, this means you can eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.

  • Improved Self-Esteem

    Dental implants give you back your smile and the confidence that may have been lost when you lost your teeth.

  • Improved Oral Health

    Dental implants are a stand-alone restoration like a natural tooth, meaning that you can floss around it, and it doesn’t rely on adjacent teeth to carry its load. Because nearby teeth aren’t altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left untouched, improving long-term oral health.

  • Durability

    Implants are very durable and with good care, can even last a lifetime.

  • Convenience

    Dental implants eliminate the often embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.

How Do Implants Differ From Real Teeth?

An implant is the closest thing you can do to give patients a tooth back, but they aren’t teeth, and there are special considerations with implants. The most important differences are in the way they attach to the surrounding bone, their response to dental disease, their maintenance, and repair.

Whereas teeth attach to the surrounding bone by a periodontal ligament made up of collagen fibers that join into the tooth on one side and bone on the other, dental implants fuse directly to the bone. Teeth are susceptible to dental decay, but since dental implants are metal, that’s not a concern. Teeth may also be susceptible to periodontal (gum) disease, while dental implants may be susceptible to something called peri-implantitis, which is an inflammatory response to bacterial biofilm of the tissues surrounding the implant. This can result in disintegration of the bone to the implant.

Estimating The Cost Of Dental Implants

At Klein Dentistry, tooth replacement with a dental implant requires careful planning involving Dr. Klein, the implant surgeon, and the dental laboratory.

One factor that can result in additional costs can be preparing a deficient implant site. When a tooth has been missing for some time, there can be insufficient height and width of bone in which to place the implant. In other words “there isn’t enough dirt to bury the fence post”.

The location in the mouth can also affect the cost of replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant, and preparing a deficient implant site may require additional procedures. Replacing a single front tooth can be much more complicated, time consuming, and aesthetically demanding than an out-of-sight back tooth, leading to additional costs.

Planning For Teeth Implants

When deciding to invest in dental implants, the planning is the most important part of the process. You really have to prepare and understand how a bite is functioning and how that implant will function with the bite, so it takes thoughtful planning.

Dr. Klein is the first point of contact and works to understand each patient’s individual needs, pulling together the right team to get optimal results.

“Our strength comes from level of detail with which we’re going to plan that case,” Dr. Klein said. “We understand the importance of looking at the entire mouth and considering all the factors to get optimal results, so we’re going to take that extra step in planning to make it the best outcome for the patient.”

Whatever your situation, Klein Dentistry can help you with your dental implants. We’d love to learn more about your unique situation and find a treatment plan that’s right for you.

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The Klein Dentistry

Difference

The difference is careful, intricate planning for the individual needs of each patient.

Our teams work hard to build trust, and each patient is presented with every option available, along with the pros and cons of each. We take our time to be sure that everything is clearly explained so patients can make the best decision for them.

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Modern dentist office of Douglas Klein DDS in Grandville MI 49418

The Klein Dentistry

Difference

The difference is careful, intricate planning for the individual needs of each patient.

Our teams work hard to build trust, and each patient is presented with every option available, along with the pros and cons of each. We take our time to be sure that everything is clearly explained so patients can make the best decision for them.

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