Restore Implants

Restore Implants Kalamazoo, MI
Restore Implants Kalamazoo MI

For many years, dentures were the only option for missing teeth. The development of dental implants enabled dentists to provide a more natural feeling, permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. The implant provides a foundation to hold artificial teeth or fixed bridges. Our dentists offer implant dentistry in our Kalamazoo, MI dental office.

The procedure requires several visits. A titanium implant is surgically implanted and anchored to the jawbone. Over a period of about six months, the tissue heals around the implant, holding it in place. Once healing is complete, the dentist will attach a replacement tooth or permanent bridge.

Types of Implants

Full Upper Replacements

  • This procedure is used to replace the entire upper set of teeth when all teeth are missing. Some can be removed while others are fixed.
  • Implants are placed in the missing tooth roots below the gum line.
  • After several months of healing, the dentist uncovers the implants and attaches extensions.
  • The replacement teeth are attached to the extensions.

Anterior Replacement

  • This procedure is used for patients with missing front teeth.
  • The first step is to place implants below the gum line where tooth roots are missing.
  • After several months of healing period, the implants are uncovered, and the dentist will attach the extensions. The extensions hold the replacement teeth.

Full Lower Replacement

  • Implants can be used for fixed dentures to replace all lower teeth.
  • Four or six implants are placed in the front of the mouth. After a healing period of several months, a denture is anchored to the implants, holding it in place.

Posterior Replacement

  • When the bicuspids and molars need to be replaced, implants are set in place beneath the gum line.
  • The implants are allowed to heal for several months. At your follow-up visit, the dentist will uncover the implants and attach extensions. The replacement teeth are set in place on the extensions.

Replacing a Single Missing Tooth

  • The implant is set in the place where the tooth is missing and covered by the gum line.
  • The implant must heal for several months before it can be uncovered and the dentist can attach the extension.
  • The replacement tooth is attached to the extension and implant.

An ideal candidate for dental implants must have sufficient bone density and a healthy immune system. If you want to learn more about restore implants, please contact our office in Kalamazoo, MI.

For more information on Restore Implants in the Kalamazoo, MI area call Gentle Dentistry, at (269) 381-3890!