If you have one or more missing teeth, you may be struggling to bite and chew, or you may feel too embarrassed to talk, laugh or socialize. Missing most or all of your teeth can result in changes in your facial appearance, a decline in your health, and increased discomfort and/or self-consciousness. No matter how many teeth you are missing, dental implants are the “gold standard” solution. These permanent tooth replacements restore your oral health, smile esthetics and dental function … and they do so for decades! Our team at Elan Implant Center is experienced in providing dental implants in East Lansing, MI, and can help you achieve a new smile and an improved quality of life with this permanent solution.
Receiving dental implants is the most durable solution to restoring your oral health and creating a beautiful, healthy smile. They also actively prevent jawbone recession (which is partly caused by tooth loss) for a lasting and natural smile. Our caring team at Elan Implant Center will help you decide which implant solution is perfect for your unique smile. Single implants are crafted to replace a single tooth, while full arch implants are meant to replace an entire arch (either upper or lower) of missing teeth. Usually requiring from four to six implants into the jawbone, full arch implants are intended to maintain jawline shape and prevent additional tooth loss.
The first part is the titanium implant, also known as the fixture, which is inserted into the jaw after drilling a small hole. This fixture will act as the artificial “tooth root” for the prosthesis.The second part is the abutment. Inserted below the gumline, this fixture is an extender, designed to receive and support the prosthesis. It is typically set after the implant and jawbone have completely bonded. The third and final part is the prosthesis. Designed to look and function like a natural tooth, the prosthesis, along with its supporting parts, will allow you to enjoy the full esthetics and functions of a natural tooth for a lifetime!
If you are considering dental implants, it is important to schedule a consultation with our dentist Dr. Moeller to explain your options that are right for your situation. At Elan Implant Center, we want to give you the smile of your dreams and with that hopefully salvage the teeth you have. We offer variations of dental implants that are custom fitted for your smile. From a singular missing tooth, multiple missing teeth and even a full set of teeth, each dental implant option provides a unique solution for you! Our dental implants are not a one size fit all solution and do require an evaluation to determine your smile goals. Schedule an appointment today in one of our three Michigan offices for your personalized consultation!
If you have good bone density, are periodontal disease-free, need restoration of your oral health due to multiple missing teeth, but don’t want or can’t wear dentures, you are a candidate for dental implants! Expect to be surprised at how pleasant an Elan Implant Center implant experience can be! We provide IV or oral sedation for a comfortable dental experience without pain or anxiety. In some cases, we can offer immediate load solutions. With these, our patients can leave on the same day with prosthetic full arch implants in place!
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