Missing teeth can cause a whole host of issues in a person’s life – from self-consciousness to difficulty eating or speaking. Fortunately, Dr. Kelley offers dental implants to his Troy, Michigan patients as a natural-looking, feeling, and functioning solution to missing teeth. To learn more about dental implants, contact our Troy dental practice today.
A dental implant is titanium post that is surgically placed in the jaw to function as the root of an artificial tooth. Over time, the implant naturally fuses with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration, becoming a sturdy, fully integrated fixture in the mouth. After this osseointegration occurs, which usually takes up to six months, a natural-looking artificial tooth is attached to the abutment, a connector piece at the top of the implant.
The dental implant placement procedure should be carried out by a highly trained dentist such as Dr. Kelley. Before beginning, Dr. Kelley will meet with you to evaluate your condition and determine whether implants are the right course of treatment for you. Dr. Kelley will map out the procedure details for you, including the type of implant he will use and where the implant will be placed.
Dr. Kelley will provide aftercare instructions so patients can maintain their results for as long as possible.
If you have several missing teeth in a row, or possibly an entire arch, you may currently be wearing removable dentures. Instead of having to take them out once a day to clean, you may be a candidate for implant-supported dentures. During these surgeries, posts are embedded into your soft tissues and bone. A permanent denture is bonded to those posts after they have healed for a few months. The denture looks completely natural and never has to be removed.
The best way to learn whether dental implants are right for you is to meet with Dr. Kelley for a consultation. Ideal candidates include individuals who have:
There are many benefits of dental implants, which include:
As with all surgeries, risk of infection and other side effects is a factor with dental implant surgery. However, with a talented dentist such as Dr. Kelley performing the procedure, potential risks are greatly reduced.
Patients generally experience some pain and swelling immediately after the initial surgery. However, symptoms subside after several days and can be alleviated with prescribed pain medication. Dr. Kelley will provide instructions to follow during the recovery period in order to avoid any serious issues. Additionally, Dr. Kelley will inform you of all risks prior to moving forward with the procedure.
Have you wondered if there was a way to replace a missing tooth or teeth permanently? A tooth implant or implant-supported dentures can effectively give you a permanent smile. To find out if dental implants could be the best choice for your needs, call Dr. Kelley today!
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Replacing missing teeth is imperative to your oral and overall health. Dr. Kelley can help you get your smile back to its beautiful, fully functioning state. Results are always natural looking and will restore not only your smile, but your confidence as well. To learn more about dental implants, their cost, and other aspects of treatment, contact our Troy dental practice today.
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