Ask Dr. Stewart About Dental Implants

stewartimplantsDr. James Stewart is a general and cosmetic dentist from Livonia, MI. Today, Dr. Stewart discusses the potential benefits of replacing missing teeth with dental implants.

Dear Dr. Stewart: I’ve heard that dental implants are the closest thing to real teeth. Can anyone qualify for dental implants?

Dr. Stewart: Dental implants are unique because they actually replace both the crown (the visible part of the tooth) and the root. The implant portion, a biocompatible titanium post, is inserted into the jaw. Over a period of months the bone grows around the implant, securing the new tooth like a real one.

To be a viable candidate for the procedure you need to meet two criteria: have healthy gum tissue and an adequate amount of bone in the jaw.

If your dentist decides you meet both of these criteria then you can enjoy a whole smile once again, with a tooth replacement option that can last as long as 25 years or more with proper care.

If you have a question about your oral health and what you can do to enjoy a healthier smile and higher quality of life, contact Dr. James Stewart by calling (734) 425-4400 or visiting his website at jamesstewartdds.com.

ABOUT YOUR LIVONIA, MI, DENTIST:

James Stewart, DDS, and our compassionate staff proudly serve patients of all ages from Livonia, MI, as well as Farmington Hills, Farmington, Plymouth, Northville, Novi, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn, Garden City, Westland, Redford, and the surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.