Your Initial Consultation With Dr. Klym
If you’re missing any number of teeth and want to restore your smile, the first step is a free consultation with Dr. Klym. He’ll use his many years of education and experience to evaluate your oral health and determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants.
He’ll ask you about your dental history and future smile goals to get a better idea of which solution will best fit your lifestyle and needs. This is also a great time to ask any questions you have about dental implants including our financing and payment options.
Once your treatment plan is established, we’ll take digital x-rays of your teeth and simulate an image of what your smile will look like with dental implants.
Placing Your Stable Implant Fixture
When you come back to our office to have your new restoration placed, Dr. Klym will review the process with you beforehand. To make sure you’re completely relaxed, we can give you one of our sedation options. They’re completely safe and will help eliminate any dental fears you may have.
Once you’ve been numbed and sedated, it’ll be time to place the implant fixture. This is a titanium rod that’s attached to your jawbone to act as the root or base for your restoration. The number of implants placed depends on how many teeth you’re having replaced. If you’re getting a full arch of crowns, Dr. Klym may place four to six implant fixtures to support it.
Before the beautiful porcelain crowns can be placed, however, your implants will need to heal and complete the osseointegration process. During this time, the titanium fixture fuses together with your bone to ensure your final restoration will function like a natural tooth.
Enjoying a Fully Restored Smile
Once osseointegration is complete, you’ll come back to our office to have your porcelain crowns placed. They’ll be attached to your implant fixtures with an abutment piece to make sure they’re firmly secured.
Dental implants will give you a complete smile that you’ll want to show to everyone. With your newfound confidence, you’re likely to see areas of your life improve.
While missing teeth may have limited your ability to eat and speak in front of others, your new smile will help you build new relationships and even help you advance in your career.
Contact Dr. Klym at (231) 774-6819 to get started. You can also fill out our simple contact form below if you have additional questions for us.