Your Free Consultation With Dr. Klym
Do you want to restore your missing teeth in the most beautiful, natural-looking way possible? If so, dental implants may be the ideal option for your needs. To determine this, you can meet with Dr. Brian Klym for a free consultation. He’ll ask you about your smile goals and answer any questions you have for him as well.
Next, we’ll take 3D images of your jaw so we know which of our implant solutions to provide you. We can replace one tooth or even an entire arch. Our staff will use advanced technology to simulate what your smile will look like after the treatment is complete.
If you need supplemental procedures to support your dental implants, Dr. Klym will discuss the services we offer– such as bone grafting.
Your Beautiful New Smile
Obtaining dental implants will drastically improve your life and overall happiness. They’ll make you more confident in your appearance and make you want to smile more often. This can lead to new relationships as well as possible growth in your career.
Since your dental implants are integrated into your jawbone, they’ll be able to perform the same functions as normal teeth. This includes chewing a variety of foods and speaking clearly. We recommend that you care for your implants like natural teeth as well. Our care guide explains in detail how to keep your new smile healthy.
Contact Our Petoskey Office Today
If you’re interested in dental implants or want to start the process, feel free to give us a call at 231-774-6819 for more information. You can also fill out our simple contact form if that’s more convenient for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do dental implants last?
With proper care, dental implants are a tooth replacement solution that can last a lifetime. They’re surgically affixed to your jawbone, resulting in unmatched stability and durability. While the implant itself can last decades, you may need to replace the crown, bridge, or denture it’s attached to with normal wear and tear.
To ensure the longevity of your dental implant, you’ll want to brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and rinse between meals. In addition to following a regular oral hygiene routine, it’s important to schedule biannual appointments at our Petoskey office.
During these visits, we’ll examine your dental implant and restoration to ensure they’re in excellent condition. We’ll also perform a professional cleaning and assess your teeth and gums so we can recommend any treatments or tips that will improve the health of your smile.
How long does the dental implant process take?
The duration of the dental implant process is different from patient to patient, depending on several factors. These include your oral health, how many implants are needed, and whether a supplemental procedure is required.
If you’re an ideal candidate, the process typically takes about 6 months. The duration of your treatment also depends on how long it takes your jawbone and gums to heal around the implant. Implants on the upper arch tend to take longer and healing time varies from patient to patient.
For an accurate time estimate, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Klym. During this visit, he’ll review your oral health and create a customized treatment plan that will include a timeline. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call our Petoskey office at (231) 774-6819 and a knowledgeable team member will be happy to assist you.
Is the dental implant process painful?
Dental implant surgery is not a painful process. Reliable anesthetics will make your mouth completely numb throughout the entire procedure and your early recovery. Appropriate sedation will help guarantee the experience is relaxing and free of any stress or anxiety.
During your recovery, any discomfort should be manageable with over-the-counter painkillers. Dr. Klym will make sure you’re informed of strategies to make the healing process smooth and comfortable.