Tooth loss can completely devastate a patient’s smile—aesthetically and functionally. The good news is that there are treatment options available to help you restore and rebuild your smile in a timely manner.

Our West Bloomfield dental implant dentists use the latest dental technologies to rebuild missing teeth from the foundation up. Keep reading to learn more about how dental implants work.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are replacement teeth that are permanently grounded in the patient’s jawbone. Every dental implant has a titanium screw or post that effectively replaces the missing tooth root. Over time, this titanium root actually bonds with the natural jawbone tissue around it.

What do dental implants look like?

The visible portion of your replacement tooth will be shaped, sized, and shaded to look just like your natural teeth. Once treatment is complete, and your implant is in place, it will blend in with your smile.

How do I care for a dental implant?

Because your dental implant stays permanently in place, you’ll care for it much as you care for your natural teeth. You can brush, floss, and use mouthwash normally. You’ll also need to keep up with your dentist-recommended schedule of professional cleanings. Beyond that, you’ll find that dental implants do not alter your daily routine at all.

There are a number of different types of dental implants available today, including mini implants and implant-stabilized dentures. When you meet with our dental team, we’ll assess your smile to determine which type of treatment is best for you.

The best way to get started is to schedule a consultation with our West Bloomfield dental team. You can always give us a call or use the Contact Us page on our site. We look forward to working with you, and helping you achieve a whole and healthy smile again!