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Dental Implants

Dental Implants

What is a dental implant?
Dental implants have been an alternative for replacing teeth for over 30 years. Theey are a long term way to replace lost or damaged teeth. Dental Implants are a man-made titanium replacement that is placed into the bone in place of the missing roots. Within a few months, the bone attaches to the implant making it permanent. Replacement teeth can then be attached and your chewing can be restored.

Who is a candidate for dental implants?
If you are missing one or more teeth, or have a removable denture that is loose or uncomfortable, and are in reasonably good health, you are likely to be a candidate for dental implants. A thorough examination and consultation with Dr. Bechtel will allow you to determine the best solution to meet your specific goals.

How successful are implants?
Very few things last a lifetime. However, dental implants are one of the most successful procedures that dentistry has. Success rates are upwards of 90 – 95 % depending on each persons needs and health.
How do I care for my implants?

By maintaining first rate home care – brushing and flossing – an regular dental visits, your dental implants can last your lifetime.

Reasons for implants:
• Dental Implants will look, feel, and function like normal, healthy teeth.
• When a tooth is missing, the bone begins to shrink and the jawbone changes shape.
• Dental implants will help preserve the natural contours of your face
• Dental implants will help preserve normal chewing leading to better overall health
• Dental Implants can help stabilize and support loose and uncomfortable dentures – messy adhesives are a thing of the past!

Contact Us Today!
Dr. Jonathan Bechtel and our Lansing, Michigan dental team are committed to providing exceptional care and empowering our patients with information about their dental health. If you have any questions about our Dental Implant dentistry procedures or would like to schedule an appointment, we invite you to give us a call at 517-882-7132. The outstanding experience of our Dentist Dr. Bechtel, and the skills of our staff have helped us in successfully treating oral problems in our patients who visit us from different parts of Lansing, Holt, Okemos, and Mason Michigan.