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By Rochester Dental
January 06, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

It is a common assumption that the only way to fill in the gap left behind by a missing tooth is with a bridge or denture. However, there is a permanent and non-removable way to replace missing teeth. Your dentist at Rochester Dental in Troy, MI can help you determine if dental implants are right for you.Dental Implants

What are dental implants? 
Dental implants are the closest you can get to natural teeth. The implants themselves are surgically positioned metal posts, called fixtures, on which replacement teeth are attached. The fixture takes the place of a tooth’s root. An abutment connects the fixture to the custom-made crown, which replaces the tooth. Color-matching the crown to the surrounding teeth helps provide a natural appearance.

Dental Implants vs. Dentures
In the past, the only way to replace a tooth was a denture or bridge. That is no longer the case with dental implants. Dental apparatuses like dentures and bridges are removable, unlike dental implants.This means there is the chance of them moving around in your mouth or falling out, creating embarrassing social situations. Caring for your implants does not involve any soaking overnight as with dentures. Simply brush and floss twice a day as you normally would.

Are dental implants right for me? 
Dental implants integrate into the bone below the gum tissue of a missing tooth. During this integration process, the bone tissue grows around the fixture to anchor it into place. This provides a strong foundation for your new tooth. When a tooth is missing, the bone degrades due to lack of stimulation. For this reason, good candidates for dental implants must have plenty of jawbone left for the implant to be placed into. Good candidates should also be in good enough health to undergo general anesthesia and recover from surgery.

For more information on dental implants in the Troy, MI area, please contact Dr. Debra G. Halsey, D.D.S. and Dr. William Carmody, D.D.S. at Rochester Dental. Call (248) 528-0700 to schedule your appointment today!