Remember when being a five-year-old with a few missing teeth charmed friends and family? When a lisp was considered adorable and endearing? Doesn’t really work for adults. At Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township we can restore missing teeth with lifelike dental implants.
A single-tooth dental implant consists of three parts: the implant itself, a connecting piece called an abutment, and a crown.
- Implant. A titanium post inserted into the jaw fuses with the bone. This creates a solid foundation for the artificial tooth it will support.
- Abutment. The abutment is affixed to the implant, and will in turn support the crown.
- Crown. The replacement tooth looks like a natural tooth, and works like one.
One dental implant can support one artificial tooth. Several implants can support a dental bridge, and even a full dental arch.
Dental implants, like those available at Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township, are state-of-the-art dentistry that help you captivate audiences once again. People from Washington Township, Macomb, and Lakeside come to our office for implants and other restorative dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today!