A Full Smile With Our Implants And Crowns

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When you lose a tooth, this small gap could soon lead to huge problems for your oral health and the appearance of your smile. But we can help by placing a single dental implant and attaching a custom crown. In today’s blog, your Livonia, MI, dentist talks about how we secure a dental implant and crown.

The Causes and Risks of an Individual Missing Tooth

We could lose one of our teeth to a serious injury or accident, or even due to an untreated cavity or a serious dental infection. Periodontitis, the advanced stage of gum disease, could also cause a missing tooth. When one tooth is lost, this not only causes an embarrassing gap in your smile but this could lead to other complications. For example, the changes to your bite balance could mean the onset of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). Your teeth on each side could shift, leading to misalignment that changes your smile’s appearance and cause further oral health troubles. The lack of a root means the body stops sending key nutrients to the area, so the resulting breakdown could mean further tooth loss. But with an individual dental implant and crown, we can help address this small gap and protect your smile.

Placing Dental Implants

First, we will carefully examine the area to choose the best angle, position, and depth to insert the dental implant post, a small screw-like bit of titanium that the body will accept as a new root. We surgically insert this into the jaw. As the area heals, we will attach an abutment to the post, a piece of structure that extends above the gum line. The abutment makes it possible to attach the crown. The dental crown is custom-made for your smile to not only look natural and bleed with it, but to ensure proper bite balance and a durable chewing surface. Once your new tooth is completed, it has the potential to last for decades to come or possibly even a lifetime.

Preserving Your New Tooth

With the right actions, you can avoid further tooth loss and help safeguard your new one. Be sure you brush and floss daily, cut back on the sugar and starch in your dirt, and of course, see our team for checkups and cleanings every few months. These actions help keep your smile whole! If you have any questions about our dental implants and crowns, then contact our team today to learn more.


To book a checkup or a consultation and start your path to a full smile with dental implants, call Dr. Stewart’s team today. You can call our office in Livonia, MI, at 734-425-4400. We can offer a full smile with implant dentistry!