What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a modern, permanent method for replacing missing teeth. Whether you are missing just one tooth, a few teeth, or all of your teeth, implants may be the solution you need to restore your smile. A dental implant is a biocompatible titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jawbone to replace the missing tooth root. During a period of healing, the bone begins to bond with the implant in a process known as osseointegration. Our dentist then places a custom-made dental implant restoration on top of the implant post. Based on your specific needs, your implant restoration may be a dental crown, a dental bridge, a partial denture, or a complete denture. This replaces the crown of the missing tooth and restores the function and beauty of your smile.

What are the benefits of implants?

If you have suffered from tooth loss, dental implants in Ann Arbor, Michigan, are a great option for replacing your missing teeth. With proper care, your implants can last a lifetime and provide a strong, natural-looking replacement. They are designed to look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. In addition, implants do not require any adjustment to the neighboring natural teeth. We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about implants and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Alberto A. Herrero.