Grand Rapids, MI Dental Implants Dentist

Do you ever feel self-conscious of missing teeth? Ask our dentists if you’re a candidate for the dental implant procedure. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root (typically made of titanium) that we use to anchor a crown. 

During your consultation, one of our dental implant dentists in Grand Rapids, MI can help you explore your tooth replacement options. Continue reading to learn how you can look younger with dental implants.

Stop Further Tooth Loss

If you’ve lost your teeth due to aging, injury, or illness, call one of our dentists as soon as possible to explore your tooth replacement options. Dental implants can help you look years younger by filling the gaps in your smile and preventing further tooth loss. Without a tooth implant, surrounding teeth will tilt toward the open space and eventually fall out. Our dentists can prevent this and restore your smile with the use of dental implants to replace any missing teeth.

Prevent Facial Collapse

Dental implants affect more than just the appearance of your smile—they also improve oral health. As soon as you lose a tooth, you are at risk for further tooth loss, jawbone deterioration, and facial collapse. Facial collapse not only changes the shape of your face, but makes you look older. Fortunately, our dental implant dentists can help you find a solution that works for your smile.

It’s never too late to improve your oral health. If you’ve already lost jawbone tissue, ask one of our dentists if you’re a candidate for a bone graft. That way, you’ll have sufficient jawbone tissue to stabilize your dental implants.

Avoid Wearing Dentures

There are many ways in which we age. However, simply shrugging off poor teeth as part of aging can undermine more than your looks. People who wear dentures for years will eventually experience facial collapse once their lower jaw deteriorates enough. When this happens, it becomes difficult to refit dentures so patients can chew without pain.

Even well-fitting dentures will occasionally slip when you cough, sneeze, laugh, or even smile. Abrupt movements such as these cause dentures to shift. While this can be discreetly corrected by gently biting down and swallowing, many of our patients would prefer to avoid this hassle altogether. 

Dental implants are designed to fuse with bone causing them to become a permanent fixture in your mouth. This means you can comfortably enjoy your favorite foods without the added worry that your teeth will slip or cause you discomfort.

Smile with Confidence

If you’ve ever felt self-conscious about missing teeth, you owe it to yourself to schedule an appointment with one of our dental implant dentists. Many of our patients report feeling more confident after getting restorative dental implants

Unlike dentures, you don’t have to worry about learning how to eat or speak around a bulky oral appliance. Dental implants thankfully look and function like natural teeth.

Take Charge of Your Smile

A smile conveys confidence and optimism, which is important for forming good first impressions. How people respond to you often forms the basis of personal relationships and business partnerships. You owe it to yourself to show the world the best side of you.

What are you waiting for? Call today to request an appointment with one of our dental implant dentists in Grand Rapids, MI. To learn if you’re a candidate for the dental implant procedure, call Lake Michigan Dental at (616) 453-8211.

This blog post has been updated.