Our Implant Solutions
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a permanent solution for your missing teeth, and they look just like your natural teeth. Dr. Klym surgically attaches your dental implants for a firm hold, so you can comfortably chew your favorite foods.
In addition to completing your smile, implants play a crucial role in maintaining your oral health. Whether you’re missing one or more teeth or even a whole arch, Dr. Klym at Northwood Dental offers dental implant solutions to give you a new smile that you’ll really feel good about.
What is the Dental Implant Process?
Restoring your smile with dental implants is a process that typically takes place over the course of three to six months. Following implant surgery, it’s essential to allow the patient sufficient time to become fully acclimated to their dental implants. This will ensure that your implants develop a firm bond, keeping them strong and healthy for years to come.
When you’re ready, Dr. Klym will complete the implant process by adding your attractive porcelain crown. Now you’re ready to share your beautiful new smile with the world.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
If you want a healthy smile that looks and feels like new, then dental implants could right for you. Recent technological breakthroughs and supplemental treatments such as bone and gum grafting make dental implants are available to more patients than ever before.
Dental implants are recognized as the gold standard in tooth restoration because no other option provides all the benefits you get with this treatment.
During your free Consultation, Dr. Klym will provide a dental examination and ask you some questions about the kind of smile you want to have. Then he’ll use this information to recommend the treatment that’s right for you. Just think — you could have a healthy new smile before you know it.
FAQs About Your Dental Implants
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime with proper oral care and regular check-ups to our Traverse City dental office.
How much do dental implants cost?
The cost of a dental implant will be different for each of our patients. It depends on your oral health, how many implants are needed, and whether or not you need a supplemental procedure.
Dr. Klym can help provide you with a more accurate estimate of the cost of your treatment during your initial consultation.
How do you take care of your dental implants after the procedure?
After your dental implant procedure, we recommend that you follow a liquid diet for the first 24-48 hours, avoid smoking or drinking alcohol, don’t spit or use a straw, and regularly rinse your mouth out with warm salt water to help with swelling.
For the long term success of your dental implant, be sure to brush, floss, and rinse with mouthwash twice a day and continue to have your biannual dental appointments.
Are dental implants safe?
Yes, dental implants are safe. Made of a biocompatible material, they’re the only tooth replacement option that can regenerate lost jawbone and restore oral health.
Does insurance cover my dental implants procedure?
Most dental insurance providers won’t cover the entire dental implant treatment, but some will cover a portion of the cost. We recommend you speak with your provider before moving forward with your procedure.
What do I do in the event of a complication with my dental implants?
In the event of a dental implant consultation, you should give our office a call immediately. That way, Dr. Klym can examine your implant and fix any potential issues.