Dental Implant Teeth Replacement at NorthPointe Family Dental in Grand Rapids, MI
Missing or damaged teeth is a problem. Not only are there the inherent aesthetic issues that come with a gap in your smile, not having a tooth can also open the door for infection or other oral health issues. That is why it is imperative to replace missing or damaged teeth with dental implants.
Dental implants are a simple and straightforward method to complete your smile, and Dr. Suk Jun Yun and the rest of the team at Northpointe Family Dental & Implant Center specialize in dental implants.
Our Dental Implant Prices
Premium implant package
$2,999 ($4,400 value) Summer Special $2,500
(Strictly limited time) including 3D printed surgical guide, implant fixture, abutment, crown, free dental CT scan.
Same day tooth with dental implant $3,399 ($4,900 value)
(Strictly limited time) ideal for missing front teeth. Including 3D printed surgical guide, implant fixture, abutment, 3D printed temporary crown, final crown, free dental CT scan.
Schedule Your Free No Obligation Implant Consultation Today!
- Most Insurance Accepted
- Same Day & Early Evening Appointments Available
- Free Implant Consultation
- Free CT Scan
- Financing & Payment Plans Available (subject to credit approval)
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root used to anchor a crown. The implant is typically made of titanium, which is compatible with jawbone tissue. A dental implant provides the stimulation your jawbone needs to stay healthy and avoid further deterioration. Our dental implant dentist will then place a crown on top to give you the appearance of a natural tooth.
The “root” is usually made of titanium: the same material used in many replacement hips and knees, and a metal that is well-suited to pairing with human bone. A replacement tooth is then fixed to the post. The tooth can be either permanently attached or removable. Permanent teeth are more stable and feel more like natural teeth.
Our dentists at NorthPointe Family Dental provide the following dental implant services:
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Improved Appearance – Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.
- Improved Speech – With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
- Improved Comfort – Because they become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
- Easier Eating – Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
- Improved Self-Esteem – Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.
- Improved Oral Health – Dental implants don’t require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
- Durability – Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
- Convenience – Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures; as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.
Who is a Candidate?
Have you recently lost a tooth? To be a candidate for dental implant surgery, you need enough bone in your jaw to support an implant. The ideal candidate is a non-smoker with healthy gums. Keep in mind that just because you don’t fit the image of the “perfect” candidate doesn’t mean that our dental implant dentist can’t help you. For example, many people are able to restore their smiles with mini dental implants, which don’t require as much jawbone tissue as their full-sized counterparts.
Our Dental Implant Process
1.) Consultation with our Dental Implant Dentist
The first step of any smile makeover is to schedule a consultation with our dental implant dentist. Dr. Yun will take 3D Cone Beam to determine if you are a candidate for the tooth implant procedure.
Your journey will depend on the type of dental implants you choose. While the traditional dental implant process takes several months, mini implants take only one appointment to place.
2.) Treatment Planning
Our dentist uses implant planning software like Trios and 3D Diagnostix to plan your surgery. He is able to take 3D images of your teeth, gums, and jaws so he can precisely plan where to place implants.
Whether you need a single tooth implant or multiple implants, you can count on our dentist to plan every step of your surgery.
3.) Dental Implant Surgery
Unlike other dental implant dentists, Dr. Yun uses minimal incisions to decrease your recovery period and risk of infection. Instead of having to cut the gums down to the bone, he uses 3D scans to check nerve position and the condition of your jawbone.
A surgical guide will have also been created ahead of time so Dr. Yun can precisely place implants. The incisions will be small enough that you won’t need sutures. A temporary crown will be placed over the implant to protect your mouth while it heals.
Once the surgery is complete, our dentist will review post-operative instructions and make sure you understand what you need to do while you recover.
Over the course of several months, your dental implants will fuse to your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. Once this happens, you’ll be ready to come back to our office to have the permanent dental crown placed on top.
All-On-4 and All-On-6 Restorations
Did you know you don’t need dental implants for every missing tooth in your smile? If you are missing all your teeth from your upper or lower arch, our dentist may recommend all on 4 dental implants. After evaluating your jawbone’s condition, our dentist will determine the best places to insert dental implants.
These dental implants will later be used to support an entire arch of false teeth that look and feel natural. You may also choose all on 6 dental implants, which provides better strength and stability. Learn more about All-on-4 and All-on-6 dental implants →
Mini Dental Implants
If you’re not a candidate for the traditional tooth implant process, you’ll want to ask our dentist about mini dental implants. Mini dental implants replace teeth just like their full-sized counterparts while needing less time to place. Our dentist may also recommend mini implants if you don’t want to wait months for tooth replacement. Unlike full-sized dental implants, mini implants can be placed in one visit to our dentist office.
During the procedure, our dentist inserts a titanium post with a ball on the end into your jawbone. The crown has a socket that fits over the ball so our dentist can snap the false tooth into place. Mini dental implants can also be used to anchor permanent dentures.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures are anchored by a traditional dental implant or a mini implant so they stay in place. One of the biggest complaints about dentures is that they slip when you’re trying to eat or talk. Since mini implants are placed in the jaw and supported by bone, they’ll help your dentures feel comfortable and look like natural teeth. Implant supported dentures stimulate jawbone tissue to prevent jawbone deterioration and even facial collapse.
Computer Guided Implant Surgery
Our dentist is able to plan your entire treatment after taking 3D scans of your teeth, gums, and jaws. We don’t believe that there should be any surprises during dental implant surgery, which is why we make it our mission to know bone level, bone quantity, and soft tissue conditions. Our dentist also uses surgical guides and implant planning software via Trios and 3D Diagnostix so you receive the best dental care.
"My wife is now having an implant service with Dr. Yun. People can easily think that such an implant would bring much pain and time, but I'm sure they will eliminate your stereotype. You can expect to have very professionalized services along with all of the modern equipment they have in the office. I would definitely recommend to all of my families and friends! Thank you, Dr. Yun and all of your warm staff."
- Kang M.
"Dr. Yun is the best dentist I have had. He has done an implant for me which turned out great. I would highly recommend him."
- Kim F.