Dental implants are a safe, durable replacement for missing teeth. They also function and appear like natural teeth.
Nichols Family Dentistry will always ensure your optimal comfort and quality care. We use the latest techniques to ensure efficient, stress-free treatment.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root that's made of a titanium alloy. Once we place the implant in your jaw, it'll fuse to the bone over several months. Once the implant is stable and secure, we'll place an abutment and dental crown on top.
In some cases, we may use dental implants to anchor a bridge or denture. We'll recommend a treatment plan based on your individual needs and preferences.
Benefits Of Dental Implants
Dental implants are an aesthetic, effective solution for tooth loss. There are many great benefits to choosing dental implants.
Dental implants can:
- Restore your smile
- Improve your oral health
- Improve your speech
- Improve comfort
- Improve function
- Protect healthy bone structure
- Provide a long-term tooth replacement solution
Unlike dentures, you won't have to worry about your dental implants slipping. This is because the dental implant bonds to your jawbone for the ultimate stability.
There are several factors that we'll consider before recommending dental implants.
Some of these include:
- Adequate bone support to anchor the implant
- Healthy gum tissue
- Sinus and nerve location
- Overall health, including any chronic illnesses
In some cases, Dr. Michael Nichols may recommend advanced treatment for your upper or lower jaw. He'll base your individual plan on your unique needs and goals for your healthy smile.
Be sure to let us know about any medications you are taking. Your health and safety are paramount.
Learn More About Dental Implants
Our Grand Rapids dentist offers many tooth replacement options to restore your smile. To request an appointment, call Nichols Family Dentistry at (616) 333-8496.