Dental Implants

What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are custom created on an individual-to-individual basis, designed to replace your tooth roots. Dental implants offer a strong, durable foundation for either removable or permanent replacement teeth. Here at Dr. Steely’s Battle Creek dental practice, we ensure that the replacement teeth we customize for you will match your natural teeth.

Dental implants offer a multitude of benefits for any of our Battle Creek patients:

  • Improved dental health: Dental implants don’t require the obstruction of other healthy, nearby teeth. It’s important to us to take the most minimally invasive approach and protect natural tooth structure when possible.
  • Better aesthetics: Dental implants deliver a beautiful, natural looking smile. The permanency of implants guarantees years of confidence whenever you smile.
  • Optimized comfort: Dental implants increase jaw stability and improve your chewing system, enabling better daily comfort and easier eating.
  • Convenience and durability: Dental implants are made to be permanent, meaning optimized strength and eliminating the inconvenience removable dentures deliver.

Dental implants offer a great permanent solution for a wide range of patient needs, ranging from a single tooth replacement to an entire mouth replacement. Replacing teeth with dental implants has a great 98% ten year success rate. We recommend this replacement technique for those seeking high comfort and longevity. With proper care, dental implants can even last a lifetime!

Who Qualifies for Dental Implants?
Virtually anyone who’s healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction and is looking for a replacement tooth solution qualifies for dental implants. Dr. Steely is always happy to complete an initial consultation to evaluate patient health, personal concerns, and any questions our patients may have regarding dental implants. Patients are required to have health gums and enough bone in order to proper hold the dental implants.

What Are Dental Implants Made Of?
Dental implants are small posts made of titanium. Titanium offers high durability and strength, perfect for this permanent structure. All dental implants are root-form endosseous implants, meaning they’re engineered with the same structure as an actual tooth root. Dental implants are installed into the bone socket of any missing tooth or teeth. The patient’s bone actually bonds to the dental implant, creating a support system for whatever natural-looking crown is embedded.

Schedule a Consultation Today
We understand that any oral surgical procedure can seem daunting. We’re always here to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding dental implants and how they may affect your overall health. Dental implants are very predictable and can last a lifetime with proper care. We highly recommend this replacement solution and know how life changing this procedure can be. Call us today to schedule a consultation.