Dental Implants in Grand Ledge, MI

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What Are Dental Implants?

When you've experienced tooth loss, it's important to see a dentist for treatment as soon as you can in order to preserve the condition and function of your smile. Dental implants are a restorative solution offered at Dr. Todd K. Baum, DDS, PC for patients in Grand Ledge, MI who want to find a natural-looking replacement for lost or extracted teeth. A fixed dental implant consists of a metal screw that acts as a manmade tooth root, and a personalized crown, bridge, or full arch takes the place of the visible part of the missing tooth (or teeth). If you have experienced a lost tooth or require a tooth extraction, arrange a dental exam with Dr. Todd K. Baum and ask about your fixed implant options.

Dental implants are often recommended because of the significant range of outstanding benefits they offer. As tooth restorations, implants:

  • Will not depend on surrounding teeth to stay in position
  • Function like natural teeth in performance and look
  • Can strengthen your self-confidence while having conversations and any time you smile
  • Promote the consumption of a varied diet
  • Merge with the jawbone to help keep up jawbone well-being and stability
  • Act as a long-term tooth restoration solution
  • Offer better jaw strength and lifespan of oral restorations

Who Is A Candidate for Dental Implants?

Oral implants may replace any quantity of damaged teeth, from one tooth to multiple teeth. You might qualify as an excellent candidate for dental implants if you have experienced the loss of teeth, require tooth removals, or are not content with your current restoration. To be successful, implants require adequate jawbone tissue, healthy gum tissues, and a stable oral environment. In some cases, individuals may need other treatments before they qualify as excellent candidates. Implant-supported restorations may not be ideal when you are pregnant, a tobacco user, or have particular health problems. At your appointment, Dr. Baum will help you find out if implant-based solutions are right for you and your goals.

What Can I Expect Getting Dental Implants?

The first step for dental implants involves placing the post and allowing it to integrate into your jawbone. To prepare the area for treatment, it will first be numbed with oral anesthesia. Our office can also provide nitrous oxide sedation if that will help you feel more at ease throughout your procedure. The metal post will be surgically positioned within your bone at the correct spot and allowed time to fuse with the jaw through a phenomenon known as osseointegration. It can take six months or longer for your jaw to fully recover, and you may have some minor swelling, bruising, or pain around the site early on. Pain medication and cool compresses can help lessen any post-op discomfort.

Once the treatment area has completely recovered, Dr. Baum will place your specially-made crown, denture, or bridge into the post and make sure the biting surfaces are even and aligned. You can maintain your new restoration the same way you would care for your natural teeth — with a consistent routine of brushing, flossing, and visits to Dr. Todd K. Baum, DDS, PC.

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Regain Your Smile with Natural-Looking Implants

As the field of dentistry has advanced over the years, dental implants have become a popular treatment for patients who want to overcome tooth loss with natural-looking results. Dr. Baum and our team are thrilled to provide implant denture, crown, and bridge solutions as reliable tooth replacements for Grand Ledge, MI patients. Learn more about your dental restoration options by scheduling an appointment at Dr. Todd K. Baum, DDS, PC.

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Is the dental implant procedure painful?

The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia, and patients may report minimal discomfort. Post surgery, any pain can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain medications.

How do I care for my dental implants?

Dental implants require regular oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings. Avoiding tobacco and maintaining a healthy lifestyle contribute to implant success.

How long do dental implants last?

With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime. Regular check-ups and good oral hygiene practices are crucial for their longevity.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.