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By David J. Campbell DDS
April 22, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
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Dental Implant Missing or decayed teeth can make you self-conscious about your smile. It may also cause trouble with speaking, chewing, or biting into foods. One or more missing teeth can even impact the health of your surrounding teeth. But Dr. David Campbell, your general dentist in White Lake, MI, offers dental implants to restore beauty and function to your smile.

What Do Dental Implants Do?

Dental implants essentially replace a missing tooth or many missing teeth. They are constructed of a titanium post that acts as a tooth root to anchor a crown, which is the visible part of the tooth. Dental implants can also anchor a full set of dentures for White Lake dental patients missing all of their upper and/or lower teeth.

Are There Advantages to Dental Implants?

The first advantage to replacing a missing tooth may be improving the appearance of your smile, especially if the missing tooth is in front. If the tooth is in the back, you may notice that you can chew and speak better. Replacing a missing tooth will also help to keep your other teeth in the correct alignment so they don’t shift around.

With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. By keeping an implant in the place of a tooth, you can prevent future bone loss, which can affect the shape of your jaw. This can help to prevent the look of premature aging.

Who is a Candidate for Implants?

If you are healthy patient missing one or more teeth, you are probably a candidate for dental implants. However, if your teeth have been missing awhile, your general dentist may find that your jaw may lack sufficient bone tissue to support a dental implant. A bone graft may be recommended to build up enough bone tissue to place the implant.

Tobacco use can cause a higher failure rate with dental implants, so if you plan to ask your dentist about implants, you may want to consider quitting smoking to help ensure the success of your investment.

If you’re ready to restore your smile, talk to your general dentist about dental implants. White Lake patients can call the staff at David J. Campbell, DDS for a consultation. Schedule an appointment today to find out how dental implants can transform your smile and your life.

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