Giving you your best smile possible is a top priority at Dater Dentistry. Serving Rockford, Michigan, Steven M. Dater, DDS, is committed to restoring your smile with cosmetic services such as dental implants. The team is committed to providing you a comfortable, friendly environment, and ensuring you’re on board with every decision about your dental health. Schedule an appointment today to learn more.
Dental implant restoration is a solution to missing or decayed teeth that are unable to support crowns or dentures. Implants help you restore your natural smile, and have been used for more than 30 years in dental practices.
Dental implants use a screw-like artificial tooth root that inserts into your jawbone and bonds with it. These roots act as the base of support for artificial teeth or crowns.
The implant procedure is performed by Dr. Dater, who is an experienced dental implant specialist. It’s a safe and effective procedure, and actually promotes bone growth due to a process called osseointegration, in which your implant and jawbone will grow together.
While there could be some pain associated with the procedure, many patients are able to return to work the very next day after the procedure. During the first few months after getting the implants, you’ll probably need to eat soft foods to ensure everything heals properly.
Dental implant restoration is safe of adults of all ages. If you have lost a tooth or one needs to be removed, this is an effective, natural-looking solution.
These implants can last for many decades — sometimes the rest of your lifetime. Because they’re secured to your jawbone, you don’t have to worry about them getting in the way of talking or chewing, or becoming loose. You’ll probably forget they’re even there!
Of course, depending on your habits, wear and tear will vary. If you grind or clench your teeth, for example, you could need more frequent checkups. But, as long as you visit Dater Dentistry regularly for checkups and cleanings, the team will continue to monitor your implants for any issues.
Although it is very rare, if you do feel that an implant has come loose or there is pain in the area, contact your dentist right away.
The team at Dater Dentistry is committed to making you comfortable during the implant procedure, and will ensure that your implants are secure and healthy.
Call today or book online to learn more about dental implants.