What are dental implants?
The preferred tooth replacement solution.
Dental implants in Portage, MI, and Kalamazoo, MI, have become a preferred solution to missing teeth for patients in our community. You can now rediscover the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and – most importantly – enjoy life. A dental implant is the perfect alternative to replace the gaps left behind from missing teeth.
An implant consists of three parts:
- Titanium post
Dr. Sharp has received extensive training and certification to place dental implants right in his Kalamazoo dental office. He will begin the process by gently and accurately placing the titanium post into your jawbone by using computer-aided technology. Once healed, Dr. Sharp will fit the abutment and crown on top of the post, creating a beautifully seamless smile that will last a lifetime. He places traditional implants as well as All-on-4® and Sharp Smile Today (our highly esthetic immediate-load technique).
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Thanks to modern technology, dental implants have a 98% success rate, allowing for predictable and satisfying results. Dr. Sharp will handle the implant procedure from start to finish.
Implants mimic the function and translucent appearance of your natural teeth, so you'll finally be able to speak clearly, eat your favorite foods, and smile again.
Compared to natural teeth, dental implants have major benefits. They look and function just like natural teeth. They do not decay and can last up to a lifetime.
Missing teeth can make you look older since they induce bone loss and facial deformities. Implants are the only option to preserve and restore natural bone health while restoring your confidence.
Read through our Dental Implants FAQ
Are dental implants expensive?
Implants are a valuable procedure, but well worth the investment. The benefits include replacing missing teeth AND restoring your overall health. Despite the cost, we do make every effort possible to find a solution to fit within your budget.
Will it be painful?
Computerized technology has allowed us to make better dental implants in Kalamazoo in less time and with minimal discomfort for the patient. Dr. Sharp is known throughout Kalamazoo for his gentle touch and extensive expertise, so you're in good hands. Plus, we offer oral conscious sedation dentistry to help you relax throughout the procedure.
Will my insurance cover my procedure?
We cannot say for sure. Some providers do not cover the cost, some partially cover the cost, and others will cover it 100%. In view of this, we do accept most insurances, and we would be more than happy to sit down with you to determine your insurance plan's coverage.
Why should I see Dr. Sharp?
Dr. Sharp has studied at the feet of dentistry's most passionate masters – like Dr. Bill Dorfman from Extreme Smile Makeovers – and has completed studies at the prestigious Misch International Implant Institute and the Kois Center in Seattle.
We would love to show you what a difference our world-class dentistry can make. Our friendly staff looks forward to hearing from you!
“I am a dentist who has reviewed Dr. Sharp's work, and found it flawless and beautiful. Dr. Michael Sharp is known far and wide among fellow dentists as one of the best dentists in Kalamazoo, Michigan.” Dr. David Hall