Your Livonia Dentist, Dr. James Stewart, strives to provide patients with the latest in dental care. This is why Dr. Stewart believes in continuing education. Recently, Dr. Stewart completed coursework from the Midwest Implant Institute to learn additional skills in placing dental implants. In today’s blog, Dr. Stewart explains how dental implants can protect and restore your smile.
Dental Implants from Your Livonia Dentist
Dr. Stewart was initially trained at the Zimmer Institute. Founded by Dr. Duke Heller, a pioneer in the field of implant technology, Dr. Stewart studied the methods implant restoration and has been doing so for over 20 years. In the past, patients seeking dental implants to replace their missing teeth would need to have the surgical aspect of the procedure completed at another practice. Dr. Stewart is changing that, becoming one of the select dental practices to complete every aspect of the implant procedure under one roof.
Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth
Many people don’t realize that failing to replace a missing tooth endangers your dental health. When a tooth is lost, the body stops supplying crucial doses of calcium and phosphorus to the bone surrounding the missing tooth. Starved of these essential nutrients, the bone begins to degrade. Loss of bone density soon threatens the stability of the other teeth, increasing the risk of further tooth loss. The body accepts dental implants as natural teeth, and resumes the flow of nutrients. Dental implants protect and preserve your smile.
Receiving Implant Restorations
Dr. Stewart uses dental implants to replace missing teeth with strong, esthetically pleasing restorations. Dr. Stewart will perform a thorough oral examination to ensure enough bone density is available to support the implants. If not, Dr. Stewart may recommend a bone graft. Otherwise, Dr. Stewart will begin the procedure by placing a titanium post into the socket of the missing tooth. After placing the post, Dr. Stewart will wait three to six months for the area to heal and the bone tissue to bond with the post. Then, Dr. Stewart will add a custom-made, natural looking crown on top of the post. Your smile will be returned to full function and appearance.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Livonia Cosmetic Dentist
Interested in restoring your smile with innovative dental implants? Make an appointment with Livonia cosmetic dentist, Dr. Stewart, for a diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. We provide general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry for the entire family! Contact our 48154 dentist office. Schedule a visit by calling (734) 425-4400. We serve patients from Livonia, Farmington, Farmington Hills, and surrounding areas.