Reasons to Choose Implants

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Dental Specialists in Spring Lake, MI 

Here at Joe D. Arbutante DDS, we take great satisfaction in our ability to help you maintain optimal oral health. Our expert services encompass a wide range of dental treatments and conditions that range from traditional dental bonding to new age technologies such as ultrasonic scalers and laser dentistry. Dr. Arbutante is highly qualified and very passionate about his job, and wants all of his patients to walk out of his office feeling as happy and proud of their smiles as possible. Here, we believe that our patients are our most important asset, and look forward to making your smile something to show off!

Benefits of Dental Implants

The more we learn about dental implants, the more common, accessible, and beneficial they become. The implant itself is attached to a dental crown and rests under your gum line in the socket that previously held your tooth. Dental implants are an ideal option for missing teeth because:

  • Option For Multiple Implants: More than one implant can be used for each patient. Whether you are missing just one tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants are a convenient option.
  • Natural Appearance: Dental implants are the option that will be most like your natural teeth. Similar to the roots underneath your natural teeth, implant teeth are also attached to the bone in your jaw. This is made possible because the implants are made of titanium, which is a metal that is uniquely able to fuse to living bone. After implants are inserted, they become completely fused to your bone, and feel natural just after a period of months. These implants will also look indistinguishable from your other teeth. Implant teeth are extremely convenient, and will give you complete freedom to eat, smile and speak with complete ease, comfortability and confidence.Because dental implants actually become part of your jawbone, they provide a permanent solution to tooth loss. Whereas other methods of tooth replacement, including removable dentures and bridgework, may need to be replaced or remade over time, properly cared-for dental implants should last a lifetime. That's what makes this choice of tooth replacement the best long-term value.
  • Reliable: Dental implants are the longest-lasting tooth replacements. Since dental implants completely attach and become a part of your jawbone, they are used as permanent solutions, not temporary fixes. Most other methods of tooth replacement include removable bridgework and dentures, and will most likely need to be replaced or redone over time. Dental implants that are properly cared for are designed to last a lifetime, making them the best choice with the highest long-term value.
  • Prevents Bone Loss: Dental implants are able to help prevent bone loss from the jawbone that normally follows tooth loss. This bone loss happens because bone is a living tissue that works hard to rebuild itself and stay healthy. It needs constant stimulation, which normally comes from the teeth. When a tooth is lost, the bone underneath it begins to degenerate or melt away. This is extremely bad for your jaw bone, and may leave your face looking prematurely aged. Dental implants avoid this process by their fusion to the jawbone, which in turn works to stabilize the jawbone. This is the only tooth replacement method that offers this advantage.  

  • No Impact To Your Natural Teeth: Unlike most tooth-replacement systems, dental implants have no effect on the health of any existing natural teeth. Most other methods weaken and put stress on adjacent teeth, making them more likely to decay or loosen over time. Dental implants stand alone and do not at all rely on the support of any teeth surrounding them.  
  • Convenient: Dental implants are user-friendly and easy to care for. They need no extra care than your natural teeth do, and similarly require you to brush and floss daily. There are no special creams or extra steps required. Dental implants will never require root canals or fillings, and they also won’t decay. Gum disease is possible if they are not cared for properly, but strong oral hygiene and regular check-ups can easily prevent that.

Contact Our Office Today!

Dr. Arbutante is proud to offer his patients expert care through the communities in Spring Lake, Grand Haven, Fruitport, and Muskegon. If you’d like to find out more about dental implants or you are ready to schedule an appointment with us, reach out to us at our appointment request page or give us a call at (616) 842-0090. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

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