Have you been struggling with tooth loss? Well, we have a solution—here at his office in Grand Rapids, MI, Dr. Thomas Lambert uses titanium dental implants to replace teeth in a way that maximizes oral health and aesthetic beauty. Read on to learn how these restorations can help you rebuild your smile!
What is a dental implant?
Implants are titanium metal cylinders that are inserted into the alveolar ridge of the jaw bone. There, these devices serve as artificial tooth roots by bonding with and rebuilding the jaw through a natural process known as osseointegration. To replace a single tooth, Dr. Lambert attaches a metal alloy abutment and a customized porcelain crown, completing a true artificial tooth from root to crown.
Also, Dr. Lambert is an expert in something called the All-On-Four Solution. He places four separate implant devices to anchor a full-fixed denture. He uses his expertise to not only benefit his patients, but also to help other dentists take advantage of the innovative Nobel Biocare implant system.
Can you receive dental implants?
The American Academy of Implant Dentistry says that most healthy adults can! However, you must be in good overall health and have enough bone in your jaw to accept and anchor the device. During a consultation at our Grand Rapids office, Dr. Lambert determines your compatibility with these amazing prosthetics through a complete oral exam and special three-dimensional imaging. If all is well, expect a comfortable, in-office oral surgery and restoration with a porcelain crown or denture as your situation warrants.
The best dental implant patients:
- Eat a healthy diet low in carbohydrates
- Brush twice a day and floss daily to remove plaque
- Do not grind or clench their teeth
- Do not smoke, for tobacco deteriorates supporting gum and bone tissue
- Get six-month exams and hygienic cleanings at Dr. Lambert's office
- Allow sufficient time for the healing process (osseointegration takes a few months to complete)
Your implant consultation
Please call Dr. Lambert's Grand Rapids office today to arrange a personalized dental implant consultation. Following the appointment, you can look forward to a complete and strong smile that can last a lifetime! Phone (616) 364-6490 now.