Struggling with tooth loss? Here at Eby Dental Care in Okemos, MI, your dentist, Dr. Eric Eby, offers patients dental implants to help restore missing teeth. More successful and longer-lasting than other restorative dental services, read on to learn more about this unique treatment option.
More about Dental Implants
Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace missing tooth roots. Inserted into the jawbone during a minor surgical procedure, the titanium post is biocompatible so the body won't reject it and the titanium post fuses to the rest of the jawbone to reinforce bones.
The procedure replaces either a single tooth or multiple missing teeth and can be used in conjunction with other dental procedures like dentures. Dental implants take approximately 3-to-6 months to heal and fuse with the jaw, after which a porcelain crown matching the rest of your teeth is placed on top.
Post-procedural care involves using over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication like ibuprofen or OTC pain-relievers. Icing the procedural area is also helpful.
How to Care for Dental Implants
Dental implants have a 95% success rate which requires the same care natural teeth require. Here are some steps to improving your oral hygiene:
- Daily brushing using a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Floss every night before bed
- Visit your Okemos dentist for your biannual dental checkups
- Get professional cleanings twice a year
Taking proper care of your teeth prevents decay and gum tissues. It's very important to arm yourself against serious dental issues that may result in tooth loss again.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Most people qualify for dental implant treatment upon examination. During this consultation, your dentist assesses your jawbone's density and makes sure that no decay is present.
Need a Consultation?
Interested in replacing missing teeth with dental implants from Eby Dental Care? If so, call Dr. Eric Eby, your Okemos, MI, dentist at (517) 349-9860 to schedule an appointment!