Dental implants in Holland, MI are available at the offices of Christopher Nelis, DDS.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants offer a permanent solution to missing teeth. They are made up of three components, an implant, an abutment and a crown. The implant is a metal screw, made of titanium, which is surgically implanted below the gum line. The abutment attaches to the implant and supports the crown. The crown, which is the part that looks like a natural tooth, is affixed to the abutment. Dental implants can consist of just one implant, or a set of implants.
What Are Dental Implants For?
Dental implants are used to give the appearance of natural teeth for dental patients who have missing teeth. With dental implants, you can have beautiful, permanent teeth that are a replacement for your own damaged or missing teeth.
Many people have dental implants; they are not just for elderly persons. If you have missing teeth, dental implants may be an appropriate solution. Talk to your dentist to learn more about your particular situation.
Single Dental Implants
Single dental implants are for when you have just one tooth that is missing or that needs to be pulled for some reason. Frequently, people who are involved in accidents lose a permanent tooth. In cases like this, a single dental implant is a good solution.
Multiple Dental Implants
If you have more than one missing teeth, or a few teeth that have gone bad due to periodontal disease, diabetes, or another reason, you may be able to get multiple dental implants. These are typically installed as a set of four, but your dentist in Holland, Michigan can offer you all the possible solutions that are appropriate for your situation.
Full Mouth Dental Implants
Occasionally, someone has lost all their teeth. In a case like this, full mouth dental implants are available as a solution. Full mouth dental implants replace an entire set of upper and lower teeth, or just one or the other.
What’s Involved With Dental Implants?
Dental implants require oral surgery. As such, this is an invasive dental treatment and requires careful thought and consideration. There are various stages that need to be completed during the treatment, which means multiple visits to your dentist. In addition, there will be recuperation time, where you may not feel up to participating in certain activities like work or play. Your dentist can give you details according to which kind of dental implants you are receiving.
Dental implants can restore a beautiful smile no matter what age you are or what condition your teeth are in. They offer a permanent solution and care and maintenance is similar to taking care of your regular teeth. For more information about dental implants in Holland, Michigan, please contact the offices of Christopher Nelis, DDS.