Dental Implants Specialist

Healthy Smiles Dental Care

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Chelsea, MI, Flint, MI, Lansing, MI, Barton City, MI, & Muskegon, MI

When you feel confident about your smile, you feel confident about your life. The accomplished dentists and licensed denturists at Healthy Smiles Dental Care offer dental implants for men and women of all ages. Located in Chelsea, Flint, Lansing, Barton City (Jewell Lake Dental), and Muskegon, Michigan, Healthy Smiles Dental Care's exceptional team can replace severely damaged or missing teeth so you can enjoy your best smile. To learn more, call for a consultation or book your appointment online.

Dental Implants Q & A

What do dental implants do?

Many adults find that having dental implants is almost like having natural teeth. When you lose your own teeth due to an illness, a traumatic accident, or tooth decay, it can negatively impact your self-esteem. You might also avoid smiling, or eating foods you used to love. Dental implants are strong, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

A dental implant is a titanium post that's surgically anchored to your jawbone, beneath the gum line. This is essentially the root of a new tooth. It's similar in shape to an everyday screw. Once the post has been installed and your mouth has fully healed, a process that generally takes a few weeks, the dentist will mount a custom-made crown (replacement tooth) onto the metal post. Because the implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide firm support for artificial teeth and don't shift around the mouth like some removable dentures.

These posts also help other dental work, like bridges and dentures, stay securely affixed to your jaw.

Why are dental implants so popular?

Beyond feeling, functioning, and looking like natural teeth, dental implants offer the following advantages:

  • Are permanent and can last a lifetime
  • Offer an economical solution to replacing missing teeth
  • Help retain your natural face shape and smile
  • Preserve your healthy jawbone
  • Help maintain the integrity of surrounding natural teeth
  • Help you talk casually and without worry
  • Don't fall out of your mouth
  • Are strong and durable for chewing foods you love
  • Aren't vulnerable to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Offer a proven, predictable outcome for tooth repair

Can anyone get dental implants?

If you're missing teeth, you may be an ideal candidate for dental implants. Your gums need to be healthy, and your jaw must be finished growing. That's why dental implants are a fantastic solution for adults, not children.

You might also be a perfect candidate for implants if you're tired of having dentures that won't stay in place, or if you're ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Women or men looking for a more permanent, long-term solution to dental work may be good candidates for implants. Wondering if dental implants are right for you? Meet with one of the expert dentists to ask questions and learn more about your options.

Book an appointment online or call Healthy Smiles Dental Care to take the first step toward a more confident smile.