Look Younger with Dental Implants

Grand Rapids Dental Implants Dentist

Your smile says a lot about your personality—and how old you look. If you’ve recently lost a tooth, your dentist may recommend the dental implant procedure. A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root (typically made of titanium) used to anchor a crown. If you’ve ever felt self-conscious of missing teeth, it’s time to schedule an appointment with our dental implant dentist.

Dental implants can help you smile with confidence and feel younger. To learn if you’re a candidate for dental implant surgery, call our office to set up your appointment. Our skilled dentist and staff are waiting to help you improve your smile!

Benefits of Dental Implants

Skip Dentures

There are many ways in which we age. However, simply shrugging off poor teeth as part of aging can undermine more than your looks. People who wear dentures for years will eventually experience facial collapse once their lower jaw deteriorates enough. When this happens, it becomes difficult to refit dentures so patients can chew without pain.

Avoid Further Tooth Loss

If you’ve lost your teeth due to aging, injury, or illness, call our dentist as soon as possible to explore your tooth replacement options. Dental implantscan help you look years younger by filling the gaps in your smile and preventing further tooth loss. Without a tooth implant, surrounding teeth will tilt toward the open space and eventually fall out. Dental implants replace missing teeth so you can look younger than your chronological age.

Protect Oral Health

Dental implants affect more than just the appearance of your smile—they also improve oral health. As soon as you lose a tooth, you are at risk for further tooth loss, jawbone deterioration, and facial collapse. Facial collapse not only changes the shape of your face, but makes you look older. Fortunately, our dental implant dentist can help you find a solution that works for your smile.

It’s never too late to improve your oral health. If you’ve already lost jawbone tissue, ask our dentist if you’re a candidate for a bone graft. A bone graft will give you the bone density you need in your jaw to support a tooth implant.

Feel Confident

If you’ve ever felt self-conscious about missing teeth, you owe it to yourself to schedule an appointment with our dental implant dentist. Many of our patients report feeling more confidence after getting dental implants. Unlike dentures, you don’t have to worry about avoiding certain foods or learning how to speak around a bulky oral appliance. Dental implants look and function like natural teeth.

A smile conveys confidence and optimism, which is important for forming good first impressions. How people respond to you often forms the basis of personal relationships and business partnerships. You owe it to yourself to show the world the best side of you.

Getting older doesn’t mean you have to accept missing teeth and poor oral health. During your consultation, Dr. Spraggins DDS will be able to determine whether you’re a candidate for dental implants or other tooth replacement options. To schedule your appointment with our Grand Rapids dentist, call River Valley Dental at (616) 363-5677.