Single Tooth Solutions
If you’re only missing one tooth, we can restore it with a single dental implant topped by a stunning porcelain crown. Our crowns are custom-made to blend in naturally with your smile and they’re highly durable to ensure long-lasting results.
Dental implants provide outstanding comfort and stability, restoring your chewing power so you can go back to eating your favorite foods. Another benefit you get with dental implants is that they stimulate healthy jawbone growth. This is something that no other type of restoration can do.
Full Arch Replacement
To replace a full arch of missing teeth, Dr. Klym will often recommend implant-supported dentures. Using four or more dental implants, we’ll anchor a complete denture to your jawbone, giving you an attractive, firm-fitting set of replacement teeth.
Implant-supported dentures provide a remarkable level of comfort and stability that you won’t get with regular dentures. They also benefit your oral health by boosting the natural development of jawbone tissue.
When determining your treatment plan, you can choose between fixed dentures, which stay permanently in place, or “snap-on” dentures, which offer the stability of implants but can also be removed for your convenience.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of dental implants compared to traditional dentures?
Dental implants come with many advantages, making them the superior option for tooth restoration. Unlike dentures, dental implants are:
- Able to prevent bone loss
- Cleaned like natural teeth
With our implant-supported dentures, you can have the best of both restorations. We can attach a complete arch of dentures to your dental implants for a stunning, permanent restoration.
Is a dental implant better than a bridge?
A dental bridge is an artificial tooth held in place by dental crowns on the adjacent teeth. While it may seem to be the more convenient solution to tooth loss, the long-term benefits of dental implants outweigh the short-term benefits of bridges.
Dental bridges need to be replaced every seven to ten years, while dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care. Additionally, dental implants are the only form of tooth restoration that actively prevents jaw bone loss.
Dr. Klym will determine if implants or bridges are the best option for you at your initial consultation. You can schedule an appointment at our Petoskey office by contacting us at (231) 774-6819.
How long do dental implants last?
No matter what solution you choose, dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime with proper care. Dental implants don’t require any special care aside from your typical oral hygiene routine. Brushing and flossing twice a day paired with biannual visits to our Petoskey dental office will keep your implants and oral health in great condition.
Which implant solution looks the most discreet?
All of our dental implant solutions look and function like real teeth! At Petoskey Dental Implants, Dr. Klym will customize your implants to look exactly like your natural teeth. He’ll match the shape, size, and color of your teeth to your restoration, allowing them to seamlessly blend in with the rest of your smile. Whether you choose a single implant or a full arch, no one will notice a difference between your real teeth and your implants.