Dental Implants – Lansing, MI
Rebuild Your Smile with Dental Implants
If a missing tooth is not replaced, up to 20% of the surrounding teeth will be lost within 4 to 8 years. Staggering, isn’t it? Dr. Hagerty can help save your teeth and your oral health with dental implants in Lansing. This restorative dentistry solution completely recreates lost teeth permanently, allowing you to feel comfortable and secure with your procedure. This treatment also rejuvenates the gum tissue and strengthens the adjacent teeth along the jaw. Dr. Hagerty and his team have extensive training and experience in cosmetic and implant dentistry to give you the results you want. No matter if you are missing one tooth, several teeth, or an entire arch, Dr. Hagerty can help.
Benefits of Dental Implants
A dental implant is an artificial tooth that as two parts: an imitation metal root that is placed into your jaw and topped with a custom crown or prosthetic. As time progresses, the bone and implant fuse together to create a secure foundation for your individualized crown, bridge, or denture. This unique process allows you to enjoy several advantaged when compared to traditional treatments:
- Over a 95% 10-year success rate.
- Looks and feels natural.
- Restores 70% of biting force.
- Preserve jawbone’s density.
- Improves oral health.
- Protects facial structures.
- Long-lasting results.
Indications for Dental Implants
Dr. Hagerty uses dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth and to stabilize dentures, partials, and bridges. Your new smile will look and feel completely natural and are the preferred replacement tooth method for millions of Americans. Dr. Hagerty meets with you to fully discuss the process and your sedation options before your treatment. He takes the time to create a comfortable process depending on how many teeth you are missing.
Single Missing Tooth
An implant post is surgically placed into the jawbone to act as a new root. An abutment is attached to it to connect your custom-made crown.
Multiple Missing Teeth
A bridge of prosthetic teeth fills the empty space, which is anchored to your jawbone using 1 or 2 implant posts.
Missing All Teeth
A custom-made denture is secured to your jawbone using an average of 4 implant posts. There is no need for an adhesive or suction to hold it in place.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
The cost of your new smile is determined by your individual treatment plan. There are various factors that influence the price, such as:
- How many teeth are being replaced.
- If any additional procedures are needed.
- Sedation or anesthesia.
Your dental insurance may cover a portion of the cost of the treatment depending on your specific policy. We help you maximize your benefits to lower the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket. We accept a variety of payment options to cover any remaining balance, including CareCredit.
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Dental Implant FAQs
Choosing dental implants in Lansing over more traditional treatments is a big decision. You are sure to have plenty of questions about the procedure and what you can expect. There is no need to worry. Dr. Hagerty takes the time to thoroughly explain the treatment process and address any concerns you have. In the meantime, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions about dental implants to help you make the best choice for your smile.
How do dental implants stop bone loss?
A dental implant is the only treatment to stop bone loss because the titanium implant post serves as a new tooth root. It is strategically placed into the jawbone using oral surgery to mimic the root. It will stimulate your jaw to encourage new bone growth. This not only keeps your jaw strong and healthy, but it also protects any remaining teeth from dental drift. This can reduce the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and additional tooth loss. A healthy jawbone also provides your facial muscles and tissues with the support they need to maintain a youthful appearance.
Can I get dental implants if I have low bone density?
The long-term success of dental implants relies on your jaw’s ability to fuse to them while also providing the proper support. If you have had missing teeth for several years or your tooth loss was caused by advanced gum disease, you may not have enough bone, so you will not be a candidate for dental implants; however, that does not mean you cannot become one. Bone grafting can enhance the thickness of your jaw to make it suitable for the implant posts. Dr. Hagerty will determine if you need bone grafting using a CT scan.
Can I get dental implants if I have gum disease?
Your body must properly heal and fuse to the posts to ensure they can last for a lifetime. As a result, if you have active gum disease, you cannot get dental implants until after the infection is treated. A customized plan for periodontal therapy will stop the infection to create the foundation you need for dental implants. You may need additional procedures to repair the damaged caused by the infection before placing your implant posts, such as tooth extractions or bone grafting.
How long will the process take?
The journey to complete your smile will take several weeks longer than conventional treatments, but it is time well-spent. There is no exact answer as to how long the process will take because it varies depending on your treatment plan and your rate of healing. Dr. Hagerty will explain each phase of your treatment and how long you can expect it to take during your consultation.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
With a dental implant, you can eat, chew, and speak confidently knowing your appearance is intact. Why wait to proudly display your full smile? Contact our office today to start the process of rebuilding your image and your smile or if you still have questions a member of our team is only a phone call away.