Dental Implants And More: “Parts” Of The Experience

As you take stock of what it means to receive dental implants for your future, complete smile, you realize that there are many different facets of your soon to be experience! First, of course, there are the actual different parts that you’ll be learning about that make your tooth replacement a complete replacement for the tooth you have lost. Furthermore, as you look beyond this most obvious categorization of “parts,” you realize that there’s quite a lot more to your journey! Work your way through them with our Livonia, MI team and you’ll have a much clearer, comprehensive view of the wonderful choice you have made for your grin!

The Literal Components

Let’s quickly review the physical structures that will make up the replacement of your tooth, from bottom to top! First, there’s the dental implant, which is a root replacement post! Next up, you’ll receive an abutment. It will let the implant connect with the final component: The restoration. Your restoration may be a dental crown, a denture, a partial, or a bridge.

The Preparation Parts

Remember that there are some preparatory parts to your dental implant journey to consider. First, you’ll come in to see our team to learn about implants. Next, you will gather up essential details, such as investment particulars, financing information, and more! We’ll talk with you about the different ways that you may wish to approach choosing implants for your smile (such as whether you prefer implants and crowns or an implant-retained partial). Of course, we may also need to suggest preparatory treatment like bone grafting to help you qualify. While it may sound like a lot of work, it’s actually quite easy! Come in soon for a consultation to see for yourself!

The Journey

Beyond the physical parts that make up your tooth replacement, when you’re considering dental implants, there are also multiple parts to the journey that you can expect! To begin, you will get the process going with the implantation of the dental posts into your jawbone. Next up? You’ll need some time to heal and recover. While the site should heal quickly, your implant and jawbone will need time for a very important process to take place, called osseointegration, as they fuse and become one! Finally, we will restore your implants and you will have your complete smile again!

Find Out What You Can Expect With Implants

When you choose dental implants for yourself, you may wonder what you can expect. Visit our team soon, so we can offer you a truly insightful look into the adventure that is selecting implants for your smile! James Stewart, DDS, and our team serve patients from Livonia, MI, as well as the surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.