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Dental Implants

Alpha Omega Dental Center

Family & General Dentist located in Marquette, MI

More than 3 million men and women have dental implants today, and that number goes up by hundreds of thousands every year. Patients love dental implants because they’re comfortable, natural-looking, and permanent. After you get dental implants, you can trust Alpha Omega Dental Center in Marquette, Michigan, for the ideal personalized tooth restoration. Under the skilled care and expert eye of board-certified dentist Cynthia Wiggins, DDS, it’s easy to get dental implants you’ll love. Book your appointment by calling the office today.

Dental Implants Q&A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are small titanium anchors that serve as new tooth roots after you lose a tooth. The titanium material is biocompatible, which means it won’t damage your bone or tissue in any way. In fact, your bone eventually grows around the dental implant to secure it in a process called osseointegration.

Your dental implant has a specially shaped connector that rises above your gums. This connector then joins with a custom crown. Ultimately, this gives you a brand-new tooth that looks, feels, and acts just like your other teeth.

What happens during dental implant treatment?

Dental implant restorations take at least a couple of appointments – and a couple of providers.  Your initial visit is with Dr. Wiggins at the Alpha Omega Dental Center. This visit is to verify the preparation of your mouth for dental implant surgery.

Next, you see a surgeon, who places the dental implants in your jaw. Although it’s an outpatient dental surgery, you do need some healing time afterward. Over the next few months, your implants become established so they can hold your new crowns.

Finally, you come back to Alpha Omega Dental Center to get fitted for your custom crowns. After that, you just need regular appointments to maintain great oral health.

What are the biggest benefits of dental implants?

Unlike dentures, dental implants last forever. The titanium anchor is always a part of your mouth, just as your tooth roots were before.

You don’t have any adjustment period with dental implants, either. You can’t feel the metal supports, so the replacement teeth (the crowns) just feel natural and normal. They’re very comfortable and don’t shift around like dentures can.

Another big advantage of dental implants is that they help you maintain your jawbone. When you have missing teeth, it’s normal to lose volume in your jawbone. This can cause serious health and appearance issues later. Dental implants dramatically slow down the bone loss process.

For many patients, the best benefit of dental implants is the appearance. You get a new tooth or teeth that look so natural that other people won’t be able to tell. You have no worries about cavities, either: Just take care of your teeth with normal brushing and flossing, and you never have to worry about tooth decay again.

Call Alpha Omega Dental Center to learn more about dental implants now.