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How Dental Implants Help Replace Missing Teeth

Dr. Colleen Allen at Saline Dental Care of Saline, MI, is knowledgeable of dental implants, how they can replace missing teeth, and more. See how she can help you. 

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are devices that replace entirely missing teeth from the crown into the root. 

An implant is inserted directly into the jaw bone, just like natural teeth are, and then given time for the bone to fuse to the implant. This takes the course of several weeks to a couple of months. Once the implant is firmly secured, your dentist can add a crown, bridge, or a set of dentures. 

Dr. Allen at Saline Dental Care of Saline, MI, is a professional with many years of experience inserting and caring for dental implants. 

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Prevent Shifting Teeth

Implants hold the space of the missing tooth. Not only is this aesthetically pleasing, but it serves the crucial purpose of preventing neighboring teeth from filling the space. Shifting teeth make it difficult to bite and chew while also creating jaw issues. 

Stimulate Bone Regeneration

A missing tooth has more loss of mass than you may think. When a tooth is missing, the mass and density of the jawbone where the tooth once sat decreases. This can cause several issues. The good news is that bone can regenerate just as skin does. Inserting a dental implant triggers the tooth to create new, healthy bone cells. These new cells anchor the implant and make the jaw look nice and defined. 

Eating and Speaking is Easier with Implants

Having a complete set of teeth will prevent discomfort, jawbone deterioration and prevent lisps as the teeth don’t shift or have gaps in them. 


Implants are not going anywhere unless you want them to. They can stay in while you eat, drink, and sleep, so you can have complete confidence that your smile always looks good. 

Request an Appointment for Dental Implants Today 

Talk to Dr. Allen of Saline Dental Care to discuss if dental implants are the right fit for you. You may call her Saline, MI, office at (734) 429-9744. 

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