John Leitner DDS 575 Robbins Road, Grand Haven, MI 49417

(616) 842-2850

Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Grand Haven, MI

Dental Implants Offer Permanent Solution for Missing Teeth

Our Grand Haven, MI dentist, Dr. John Leitner offers a range of dental implant solutions for patients looking to replace missing or damaged teeth. Dental implants are a popular and long-lasting option for those who want to improve their oral health and confidence. With state-of-the-art technology and an experienced dental team, patients in Grand Haven can receive top-notch dental implant services that restore their smiles and improve their quality of life. 

Whether you need a single implant or a full set, the dental professionals in Grand Haven are committed to providing you with the best possible care and results. We’re proud to serve Michigan patients in Norton Shores, Ferrysburg, Spring Lake, and the surrounding areas. Read more about the benefits of dental implants. 

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a permanent base for fixed or removable replacement teeth. They are an excellent option for people who have lost one or more teeth due to injury, periodontal disease, or any other reason. In this article, we will discuss dental implants in detail and cover everything you need to know about them, including their benefits, types, cost, and the implant placement process.

Benefits of Dental Implants 

  • Improved Aesthetics: Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, allowing you to smile and speak with confidence. They can be customized to match the color of your existing teeth and are designed to blend seamlessly into your smile.
  • Enhanced Functionality: Dental implants can restore your ability to bite and chew food comfortably, making eating an enjoyable experience again. They also help preserve the jawbone and prevent bone loss, which is a common side effect of missing teeth.
  • Durability: Dental implants are made from biocompatible materials, such as titanium, that are built to last. With proper care, they can last a lifetime and provide stable support for your replacement teeth.
  • Convenience: Unlike dentures and bridges, dental implants don’t need to be removed for cleaning or at night. They’re easy to care for, and you can brush and floss them just like your natural teeth.

The Dental Implant Process

The process typically involves several steps, starting with a consultation with Dr. Leitner to determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants. Then, the implant itself, usually made of titanium, is surgically placed into the jawbone. 

After a healing period of several months, during which the bone grows around the implant, a dental crown is attached to the implant, completing the process. The crown looks and functions like a natural tooth and is designed to blend in with the surrounding teeth. The entire process can take several months and requires several visits to the dentist, but the end result is a strong, stable, and permanent replacement for a missing tooth.

Extensive Before/After Case

For this case, the patient required extensive ortho treatment over the course of months. We worked hand and hand with ortho for a successful outcome to this complicated case, including placing two implants, two abutments, and two crowns. This particular case required a high level of expertise and attention to detail to achieve this beautiful outcome.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants have been known to last for over 40 years. In fact, they can last a lifetime when patients care for them properly.

How do you take care of your dental implants after the procedure?

Caring for your dental implants is easy — you brush and floss them just like your natural teeth. Visiting our office for exams and cleanings every six months allows Dr. Leitner to monitor your oral health, keeping your smile clean and free of dangerous bacteria.

Are dental implants safe?

Yes, dental implants are safe. They’re made of biocompatible materials, so they assimilate naturally with your body. Implants also protect your oral health by stimulating essential jawbone growth.

Does insurance cover my dental implants procedure?

Your insurance provider may cover a portion of the cost of dental implants. Check with your provider or call our office at (616) 842-2850 to learn more. We feature a variety of payment and financing options to help make the dental implant process more affordable.

What do I do in the event of a complication with my dental implants?

If you run into an issue with your dental implants, call our office right away at (616) 842-2850. We’ll help restore your dental implants to their best condition, even if they weren’t provided by Dr. Leitner.

Schedule An Appointment With Dr. Leitner

At our Grand Haven dental office, we understand the importance of having a confident and functional smile, which is why we’re committed to providing high-quality implant treatment to our patients. Learn more about dental implants and find out if you’re a good candidate by giving our Grand Haven office a call at 248-646-865. You can also schedule an appointment online by completing the form. We’re excited to hear from you.