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Phone: 989-773-3560

900 E Bellows St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858


Implants Are Dental Rock Stars

Dental implants have been around quite awhile, but in the last 15 years they have been getting much greater attention for replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Why? They are the best solution, without exception.

Dr. Egger is a big proponent of implants in lieu of a bridge, which is really the other replacement option.

Why we love implants

Dental Implants• An implant can restore function to a tooth that has so much decay or carries such a large filling that it has become susceptible to breakage.
• An implant totally restores bite function, enabling the patient to eat a normal diet without bite restrictions.
• An implant doesn’t require that the adjacent teeth be shaved down to make room for crowns to hold the bridge.
• Implants keep the adjacent teeth from moving into the space left by the missing tooth or teeth. This keeps your teeth aligned, which helps head off future problems.
• Implants, because they function exactly as a normal tooth does, transfer bite energy downward into the jawbone. This keeps the jawbone healthy and regenerating.
• Implants can last for the rest of the patient’s life, and have a 90 o 95% success rate.

The implant procedure

Here are the steps involved with an implant placement with Dr. Egger.

1. Consultation — A full dental exam is performed, including x-rays and a CT scan. This will tell Dr. Egger if you are a good candidate for an implant. At this time he chooses the size and shape of the implant.
2. Preparation — If a tooth root is still in place, it is removed. The gum is opened slightly to expose the jawbone.
3. Placement — A tiny hole is drilled in your jawbone and the titanium implant is screwed down into place.
4. Healing — This phase lasts from three to six months as the jawbone grows around the new implant and accepts it. This is called osseointegration.
5. Abutment — After osseointegration is complete, a small metal post is attached to the implant and your gum is allowed to heal again.
6. Restoration — A custom fabricated porcelain crown that is indistinguishable from your natural teeth is fitted to the abutment, and your implant placement is complete.

Do you have a missing or badly damaged tooth? Let’s replace it permanently with an implant. Call us at 989-773-3560 to set up an appointment.