For those self-conscious about gaps in their smile, dental implants offer a complete and effective way to restore aesthetics and proper function. Regardless of the cause of your tooth loss, Dr. Timothy Vanitvelt, Dr. Lori Thomas, and Dr. Richard Halliday combine their professionalism and compassion to provide dental implants in Flint, MI.
At Town Center Family Dental, it’s our goal to keep your treatment plan as efficient as possible, which is why we perform all phases of the process right in our office. Whether you need one tooth replaced or an entire row, you can count on consistency in your care every step of the way.
Placing Your Dental Implant
Traditional dentures, partials, and bridges offer some measure of comfort and function as a tooth replacement method, but don’t offer the same stability and health benefits as the dental implant procedure. While this procedure offers life-changing results, the process is actually minimally invasive in most cases.
We conduct a thorough and comprehensive evaluation, including examining the strength of your jaw bone to determine if it’s strong enough to support the implant. If you don’t have the required tissue to provide the necessary support for the implant, we’ll recommend a bone grafting procedure to ensure proper integration.
Once it’s determined your jaw is healthy enough for the procedure, we precisely place the titanium post with the help of our state of the art digital imaging. We allow time for the post to secure to the jaw in a process called osseointegration before adding the implant-supported restoration. The restoration may be placed immediately for some, though it’s likely a second appointment is necessary to allow time for the sutures from the implant surgery to heal.
Implant-Supported Restoration Options
If you only had a single implant placed, we can complete the restoration process by affixing a porcelain crown, custom-designed to match the look of your surrounding natural teeth. For those with multiple missing teeth, our dentists use an implant-supported bridge as an alternative to a removable partial or cemented bridge. Additionally, those missing all their teeth can eliminate the discomfort and slippage caused by adhesive-based dentures with implant supported or hybrid dentures. These dentures can be attached to mini implants for a healthy and stable bite in less time than with traditional implants.
Contact Us Today
At Town Center Family Dental, our doctors, along with our dedicated support team provide patients with quality dental implants in Flint, Beecher, Burton, and surrounding communities. If you are missing teeth and would prefer a replacement option with more stability and health benefits, call our office to set up an appointment to discuss your options!