Dental Implants in Traverse City, MI

If you’re missing a tooth, it’s undoubtedly disrupting your life. You need it replaced as soon as possible, and you know there are several options. Dental implants are the most natural tooth replacement method available today, revolutionizing how our implant dentists at Harborside Dental treat missing teeth.

With a long-term success rate of over 97%, tooth implants are today’s most preferred tooth replacement option among dentists and patients alike. Modern technology and a proven record of very few risks make implant dentistry everyone’s first choice.

Harborside Dental is one of the few offices in the area that provide comprehensive implant services; minimizing appointments, payments, and inconveniences. Our on-site dental laboratory also contributes to lower costs, shorter wait times, and customized treatments.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are made of tiny titanium screws that we place in your jaw to replace your tooth’s roots. The biocompatible material of an implant fuses with your jawbone to provide a permanent and stable foundation for the replacement crown. In addition to stability, the integration of implant with bone enables the jaw to maintain its mass and health.

Reliable and secure, tooth implants are the closest match to natural teeth and provide the following benefits:

  • Permanence
  • Jawbone preservation and health
  • Enhanced quality of life
  • Natural appearance
  • No slippage or embarrassing moments
  • Improved eating habits
  • Easy cleaning
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The Dental Implant Process

When it comes to replacing teeth, time is of the essence. As soon as a tooth goes missing, the jawbone no longer receives the stimulation it needs to maintain volume. So, it begins to break down, and when this happens, there’s no longer enough mass to support a dental implant. Thankfully, dental implants are securely attached to your jawbone, providing what’s needed to keep your jaw healthy and robust.

Following evaluation of your jaw and mouth and being deemed a good candidate for dental implants, we create a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs. If extraction and/or bone grafting are needed, those procedures happen first. When your jaw needs to be strengthened using a bone graft, several months of healing must take place before an implant can be placed.

When the times comes for implant surgery, we use local anesthetic to numb the area and offer nitrous oxide to help you relax, so you are comfortable and pain-free. The procedure of placing the titanium post in your jaw takes 30-60 minutes. During osseointegration, the following healing period in which the implant fuses with your jawbone, requires about three-six months.

Once that waiting period is complete, you’ll return to our office to have your final crown placed.

After Care/Post-Op

Dental Implants Presentation

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One of the advantages of choosing dental implants as your teeth replacement method is that caring for them is like caring for your natural teeth. Make sure to brush twice and floss once daily and attend professional cleanings and checkups regularly to maintain healthy teeth. Take care of your new teeth, and they will take care of you!

Cost of Dental Implants

The upfront cost of implants may seem overwhelming but when you consider all the benefits, they end up being the most affordable in the long run. Their longevity and the impact they have on your jaw health make them the most cost-effective tooth replacement option available.

Implants last longer than dentures and bridges and never need to be replaced, repaired, or relined. And anchored to your jaw like a natural tooth, they provide the stimulation needed to keep the bone from deteriorating.

When you come in for a consultation, we’ll provide you with all the costs and work with your insurance to determine if your policy covers any of the steps. We look forward to putting a smile back on your face. Call today at Harborside Dental Phone Number 231-946-0207 to schedule your consultation.

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Exceptional office. Dr. Kozelko and Diane were extremely friendly and professional. Front desk staff was exceptional too. All around a great office for all of my dental needs. Really like that they have their own lab on sight too which makes things much easier if further dental procedures are needed. Great first time experience with this office!!

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