for Grand Rapids, Cascade & Grandville, MI
It wasn’t long ago that the only options for replacing teeth were removable dentures (partial or complete) or fixed bridges.
Unfortunately, removable appliances lack the aesthetics, function, and comfort of natural teeth, and fixed bridges require the preparation and weakening of the supporting teeth.
Today, implants offer wonderful options. An implant is an artificial titanium “rod” placed securely in the bone. They can be used individually to replace a single tooth or in combination to support multiple missing teeth.
They can also be used to increase retention or offer complete support for removable partial or complete dentures.
Recent research has confirmed that the long-term (15-year) prognosis for implants greatly exceeds that of bridges and removable dentures in durability and comfort.
Dr. Northway has been using implants to restore missing teeth since 1986. Until 2009, he partnered with the finest oral surgeons in town to surgically place the titanium “roots” in the jaw, from which he would then support crowns, bridges, or dentures.
He then completed a five-course surgical residency at the world-famous Misch International Implant Institute and has since placed the titanium roots in his own office, which often presents a great cost savings to his patients.
This X-ray shows the implant rooted into the jaw bone.
Contact Us to Schedule a Dental Evaluation
For any tooth replacement technique, a thorough evaluation by your family dentist is needed. Northway Family Dentistry welcome the chance to get to know your dental needs and work with you to restore your smile and self-confidence. Through the use of partial or full dental implants, we are able to provide our patients the support and solutions they need for a beautiful set of teeth. Our offices are proud to serve the Grand Rapids, Cascade, and Grandville, MI communities. Please contact us today or request an appointment online to meet with our cosmetic dentist and go through the dental evaluation process.