If you happen to be a child eagerly waiting for the tooth fairy, then having a missing tooth can be a lot of fun. Otherwise, not so much. With one or more missing teeth, not only is your smile incomplete—and consequently your self-confidence, too—but your diet may be incomplete because you are inadequately able to chew and you may even have difficulty speaking. Nowadays, one of the best options for tooth replacement is dental implants. With dental implants, Dr. Leslie M. Metzger at Monet Aesthetic Dentistry has completed the smiles of many people in and around Farmington, MI, and she can do the same for you.
The Advantages of Dental Implants
A dental implant is a small titanium post that is inserted in to your jaw bone to anchor a replacement tooth. The advantage that dental implants have over other types of tooth replacements is that an implants substitutes for both the crown and root of a tooth. This way, you not only have the most natural-looking tooth replacement, you also have a stable foundation. Moreover, your new tooth “root” helps you avoid the bone deterioration that can occur when a root is missing.
Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants can replace one or more teeth or they can be strategically placed along your arch to secure a prosthetic, such as a bridge. If you and Dr. Metzger determine that implants are the right choice for your smile, an oral surgeon will insert the posts into your jawbone. As you heal from surgery, the post and surrounding bone tissue will fuse, thereby imitating the natural relationship between root and bone. In a few months, you’ll return to Monet Aesthetic Dentistry for Dr. Metzger to attach a custom-fitted crown.
Call Our Office Today
If you would like to learn how dental implants can fill-in your smile, then schedule a consultation with Dr. Metzger in Farmington, MI. We also serve patients from Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield, Livonia, Southfield, Plymouth, and Oak Park.