Dental Implants – Flint, MI
Complete Your Smile With Dental Implants!
You aren’t only losing a piece of your smile when a tooth falls out. The bone that holds your teeth in place will also begin to shrink in size now that nothing is supporting it. Neighboring teeth will begin to shift towards the empty space to compensate, which can negatively affect your bite and lead to chronic teeth grinding later. If you want to address both of these issues simultaneously, look no further; Dr. Naik can help you replace your current teeth. Call her office today!
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are not like your typical tooth replacement. Instead of simply resting on top of your existing gum tissue, implants work to replace the tooth all the way down to the root and not just the crown. Once the titanium post integrates with your existing bone, Dr. Naik can restore the implant with a restoration. Implants simulate natural teeth so well, you can eat all the foods you used to enjoy without worry. Whether it be your favorite fruit or a tender cut of steak, implants will make you feel confident to chew and smile.
Another notable benefit of implants is their durability, longevity and predictability. Studies have shown implants to have success rates as high as 98 percent after a 10-year period and last as long as 25 years to a lifetime when properly maintained. It’s the only option closest to the real thing and capable of going several decades without needing replacement.
Indications for Dental Implants
Keep in mind that implants are not exclusively for replacing individual teeth. It doesn’t matter if you’re missing one tooth, a few teeth or an entire arch; dental implants can help you do it all!
Missing Single Tooth
If you’re missing one tooth, a single implant, crown and abutment will be used. The abutment acts as a screw between the crown and implant, creating a secure foundation on top of the existing bone integration. The crown is made entirely from porcelain to provide the most aesthetically pleasing replacement tooth possible.
Missing Multiple Teeth
If you need to replace multiple teeth, Dr. Naik can use dental implants to anchor a bridge. A fixed bridge is a set of prosthetic teeth, and is used to complete a smile which has up to three missing teeth in a row. It’s normally attached to existing teeth, but if there aren’t viable teeth strong enough to maintain the position of a bridge, Dr. Naik may be able to use dental implants to substitute.
Missing All Teeth
If you have a denture you’d like to give a more secure fit, four to six implants can be placed and your denture can be customized to fit on top of them. If the denture needs replacement, Dr. Naik can create a restoration that fits your mouth comfortably. This is a great option for those tired of dealing with a denture that shifts and slides while in use.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Dental implants are a highly customizable treatment, which means each patient is going to have their own set of needs. When determining the cost, you’ll need to consider several options before a total cost can be provided, including:
- The number of implants being placed
- The cost of placement
- The type of restorations used
- Preparatory treatments necessary to place implants (sinus lifts, bone grafts, etc.)
Remember, dental implants are considered a long-term investment because they are cheaper than other replacement options and designed to last for many decades.
Please call us today if you would like to schedule a dental implant restoration. Dr. Naik uses dental implant restoration to complete the smile of patients from Flint, Ortonville, Davison, Fenton, Flushing, and the surrounding Michigan communities. If this will be your first visit to Dr. Naik’s office, take a moment to briefly review the helpful information on our new patients page. Check out our full list of restorative services if you would like to learn how Dr. Naik can help repair your teeth.