Missing teeth or an unstable set of dentures can dramatically compromise your ability to eat, speak, or smile with confidence.
Fortunately, Drs. Michael Sharp and Aoua Coulibaly can restore your smile and dental function with state-of-the-art dental implants.
Discover why patients throughout Portage and Kalamazoo, MI, trust us for their dental implants...
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Dr. Sharp is a highly trained dentist who can perform all phases of dental implant treatment at our practice serving greater Portage, MI. Our practice has received hundreds of positive reviews from satisfied patients. We are a trusted source for top-of-the-line restorative dentistry and will be happy to help you smile with confidence once again.
If you are interested in getting started on your dental implant treatment, contact the Sharp Smile Center today. You can schedule a consultation online or by calling:
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A Closer Look at Dental Implants
Why Are They So Stable?
Implants are made of titanium alloy, which is a material utilized by NASA for its lightweight feel and exceptional strength. The titanium implant acts as an artificial tooth root and stabilizes your custom restoration. When cared for properly, your implants can last anywhere from 40 years to a lifetime.
Abutments are small screw-like parts that attach to your titanium implant posts. They serve as the point of connection between the implant and the restoration. Abutments hold your prosthetic securely in place but allow the dentist to remove the teeth for occasional cleaning and replacement.
Restorations are custom-designed prosthetic teeth that come in the form of a crown, bridge, or denture. Your restoration is made from incredibly realistic-looking porcelain ceramic that mimics the properties of natural tooth enamel. Our quality prosthetics are stain-resistant, durable, and can last well over a decade with proper maintenance.
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What type of dental implant is right for me?
You Have Several Treatment Options Traditional Dental Implants
Traditional implants can replace any number of missing teeth on the upper and lower dental arches. Typically one implant is placed for every missing tooth. In order to qualify for traditional implants, patients need to be in good health and have sufficient jawbone density. If you are lacking in bone tissue, we are able to perform certain preparatory procedures such as bone grafts and sinus lifts to restore your candidacy.
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All-on-4 Implants Work For Patients With Bone Loss
Patients who are missing most or all of their teeth may be good candidates for All-on-4® dental implants. This technique replaces an entire arch of teeth with just four implant posts. All-on-4 implants are a more conservative and efficient placement method for patients who have sustained jawbone atrophy, as they can forgo a preliminary bone graph. By taking advantage of your existing tissue patients can save time and money with this alternative form of treatment.
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Overall, our dental implants are more than 98% successful.
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Sedation Makes It Easier
Many patients postpone this important dental treatment because they feel anxious about undergoing a surgical procedure. But we strive to make surgery as safe, comfortable, and efficient as possible for patients throughout greater Portage, MI, and Kalamazoo. Patients who are particularly nervous or sensitive can find comfort in sedation dentistry. Depending on your needs and medical history, you can undergo your procedure with the aid of oral conscious or nitrous oxide sedation. These techniques induce a state of deep relaxation without putting you to sleep, safely lowering anxiety and sensory perception. We ensure your comfort throughout every step of treatment and work hard to ease your concerns.
You are in good hands at the Sharp Smile Center. Give us a call today to ask about sedation and find out which option is right for you.
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While we do our best to make it look easy, the reality is, dental implants are fairly complicated and should only be handled by skilled professionals. Beyond his 35 years of experience in general dentistry, Dr. Sharp has studied alongside leading implantology masters—like Dr. Bill Dorfman from Extreme Smile Makeover—and has completed studies at the prestigious Misch International Implant Institute and the Kois Center in Seattle. Our level of expertise ensures a higher standard of care and the best possible results for your treatment. The choice is simple. Trust Sharp Smile Center with your oral health and smile. Schedule a consultation at our Kalamazoo, MI, practice online, or call:
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
The cost of dental implants begins at $4,500 for our patients in the greater Portage, MI, area. While the total will vary from patient to patient depending on the complexity of their case, you can generally expect the cost to reflect the number of implants you need.
Implants are undoubtedly a major investment but can pay off in oral health benefits and longterm savings. In addition to giving you a convenient solution for tooth loss, dental implants prevent certain conditions like gum recession and bone loss and can save you from needing expensive restorative procedures in the future. Furthermore, implant-supported restorations last longer than traditional prosthetics and will need far fewer replacements over the course of a lifetime.
Are dental implants worth it in the end?
The Gold Standard In Tooth Restoration Dental Implants VS Traditional Restorations
Compared to older methods of tooth replacement like dentures, restorations supported by dental implants fit more securely and comfortably. Because they are directly attached to your jawbone, they will never slip out of place. You can eat all the foods you love and speak clearly.
Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures are fixed in place and do not need to be taken out at night or rinsed after meals. They are cared for in a similar fashion as natural teeth and will not require any changes to your lifestyle or routines.
Over time tooth loss can alter your bone structure and make you appear older. Dental implants are the only restorative method that protects your jawbone, giving you a full healthy smile and helping you maintain a youthful appearance.
Implant-supported restorations are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth, allowing you to take pride in your smile once again. Dental implants are truly an investment in your quality of life and can profoundly improve your self-esteem and confidence.
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