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Family Dentistry - Mount Pleasant MI

Dental Implants Mount Pleasant, MIThese days if you hear the word “implants” it wouldn’t be surprising if you immediately thought of the Kim Kardashians of the world parading about with a new chest.

Dr. Egger is a fan not of Kim Kardashian, but of implants. OK, not those implants…dental implants. Dental implants are the next best thing to your natural teeth and are the superior method for replacing a missing tooth or two.

What is a dental implant?

An implant consists of three parts: the implant (basically the root replacement), the abutment (fancy word for the post), and the crown (fancy term for a false tooth). The implant is made of titanium because the jawbone likes titanium. Once the screw-shaped implant is screwed down into the hole where the tooth root formerly resided, the jawbone grows around the implant, making it a part of the bone. After that process has run its course, a post is attached to the implant. Then atop that post, the false tooth is connected.

Why should you choose dental implants?

Implants have more benefits than some cheesy product you can buy on the Home Shopping Network. But the implant benefits are true!

  • Implants behave exactly like normal teeth. You can eat whatever you want, and caring for them is no different than a natural tooth.
  • They return energy to the jaw. When you bite and chew, a tremendous amount of force is generated. This force runs down through the tooth into the jawbone beneath. It is this energy that keeps your jawbone healthy, signaling it to continually replace and build new cells. Implants deliver this energy just like a real tooth. Missing teeth and dentures don’t provide this same energy, so the jawbone beneath them deteriorates.
  • They last a long time. Implants can last for the rest of the patient’s life.
  • They are great anchors. If you’re missing a bunch of teeth, getting individual implants to replace them all may not be practical. So, you may get a bridge or even a partial denture. When we place an implant or a few implants to anchor these appliances, they are sturdy, won’t slip, and are very reliable.
  • Placing an implant keeps the adjacent teeth in line. Like people on the bleachers at a stadium when a person heads to the concession stand, teeth also tend to slide over to fill the gap left by a missing tooth or teeth. Implants keep the pressure on the teeth on each side, so they don’t move.

Implants don’t belong on Instagram; they belong in your mouth. Call Dr. Egger at 989-773-3560 and let’s talk about replacing that missing tooth with an implant.