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If you have a missing tooth, you’ve probably know through experience how that impacts the looks of your smile, how you break down food differently, and even your pronunciation of various words. Wouldn’t you like your full smile back? Well, you can have it. MI Beautiful Smile in Davisburg, Michigan can give you a dental implant. Here are some things you’ll need to know:

What exactly is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a tooth apparatus that syndicates a biocompatible titanium pin and a crown. Once implanted, it looks just like a natural tooth to the naked eye. Dental implants are permanent. They usually last for several years. The development is one of the largest advances in dentistry in the past 40 years.

What is the process of getting a dental implant?

You may need some preparatory treatments, which Dr. Brant Pittsley will be able to assess according to your needs When you are ready, the general procedure is as follows:

Phase One: Dr. Brant Pittsley will implant the titanium pin into the lining of your gums where your missing tooth is. Depending on various matters, we may be able to place the crown at the same time.

There may need to be an interim period wherein the titanium is osseointegrated into your mouth. This means that your jawbone needs to adapt to the titanium and tighten around it, or in other words, integrate it with your gums and jaw, as if it were a natural part of your body. In some cases, if we attach the permanent crown too soon, the titanium pin may become loose or irritated in your daily activities.

Phase Two: Dr. Brant Pittsley will attach the full permanent implant onto the titanium post into your mouth.

Would you like to learn more? Give us a call at 248-634-7002.