Teeth are held in place by roots and surrounding teeth. For this reason, surrounding teeth can loosen and tilt toward the open space left by a missing tooth. To protect your smile, you may want to consider the pros and cons of a dental implant.

Our Grand Rapids dentist will be able to set you up with an appointment so you can make a decision for your smile. Since dental implant restoration is a surgical procedure, you will need a strong immune system and healthy jaw tissue to be eligible.

Our Grand Rapids family dentist will be able to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants.

The dental implants procedure starts with inserting a titanium post into the jawbone. After surgery, you’ll need to wait several months for the implant to fuse to the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. Once the implant has successfully fused, our dental implant dentist will be able to place the abutment and dental crown over top to give you the look and feel of a natural tooth.

Dr. Ritzema DDS at Complete Health Dentistry is dedicated to helping patients restore smiles after tooth loss through comprehensive dental services, including dental implant treatments. If you are interested in learning if you are a candidate for dental implants, call our Grand Rapids family dentist at (616) 458-7267.