Front teeth are among some of the most difficult to replace. This is because they're the most visible and greatly affect the appearance of your smile. For this reason, it's important that you see an experienced dental implant dentist. That way, your front tooth implant will function like a natural tooth and blend in with the rest of your smile.
General dentists may have some knowledge of dental implants and cosmetic dentistry. But you'll need a dentist with extensive training, education, and experience.
For example, Dr. Yun received advanced dental implant training from theand the .
Dr. Yun understands that cosmetic dentistry is both a science and an art. He also pays attention to the smallest of details when creating your dental implants. The result is a smile that looks and feels natural.
Here's what else you need to know about getting a front tooth implant.
Am I a Candidate for a Front Tooth Implant?
You may be a candidate for a front tooth implant if you have sufficient bone density in your jaw. That way, your implant will have the support it needs to anchor an abutment and crown.
If you don't have enough bone density, Dr. Yun may recommend that you get a mini dental implant. While full-sized implants are between 3.4 and 5.8 mm wide, mini implants are only 1.8 to 3.0 mm.
In general, you may not be a candidate for dental implants if you smoke. This is because smoking hinders your body's natural healing ability. But it's important to remember that each patient is different.
Ultimately, you won't know if you're a candidate for dental implants until you meet with Dr. Yun. During your appointment, Dr. Yun can help you explore your treatment options.
How Long Will the Tooth Implant Last?
Dental implants may last a lifetime with proper care. This means that you’ll need to take care of your dental implants like you would natural teeth.
Make sure that you brush your teeth twice a day and floss once daily. That way, you’ll be able to remove plaque from the surface of your teeth.
You should also see our dentist at least every 6 months so we can monitor the condition of your dental implants.
In general, your dental implants will last longer when you take good care of your oral health.
How Does Teeth Whitening Affect the Dental Implant Process?
It's not uncommon for dental implants to be a part of a larger smile makeover. For example, you may want to whiten your teeth before getting a front tooth implant.
It's important to remember that each patient is different. But, in general, Dr. Yun will recommend that you whiten your teeth before getting an implant. That way, he'll be able to match the color of your implant crown to the rest of your smile.
Request an Appointment With Us
Dr. Suk Jun Yun is an experienced dental implant dentist in Grand Rapids, MI. As such, he'd be more than happy to help you explore your tooth replacement options.
Ready to request an appointment? Please call the NorthPointe Family Dental & Implant Center at (616) 288-6134. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our office will reach out to you soon.
This blog post has been updated.