Dental Implants Specialist

Arielle Castine, DDS -  - Family Dentist

Castine Family Dentistry

Arielle Castine, DDS

Family Dentist located in Suttons Bay, MI

A great smile can make all the difference in how you feel about yourself from the inside out. Arielle Castine, DDS at Castine Family Dentistry creates dental implants for patients of all ages. Located in Suttons Bay, Michigan, Castine Family Dentistry's experienced team can replace missing or extremely damaged teeth to restore the appearance, functionality, and health of your smile. If you're in Grand Traverse or Leelanau County, book an appointment online or call for a consultation today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Many adults think dental implants are the next best thing to having natural teeth, and they might be right. When you lose your teeth as a result of a traumatic injury, decay, or an illness, it can hurt your self-esteem. Strong, durable, and aesthetically attractive, dental implants help restore the simple confidence that comes with having natural teeth.

A dental implant is a metal post that a dentist implants into your jawbone beneath your gums. Essentially, it’s the root of your new tooth. Once the post is in place and your mouth fully heals, a process that typically takes a few weeks, Dr. Castine mounts the new replacement tooth (crown) on the post permanently. The implants fuse to your jawbone, which makes them incredibly steady and secure.

These metal posts also work to help dentures, crowns, and bridges stay securely attached to your jaw.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

There are many benefits to dental implants. In addition to performing, looking, and feeling like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following advantages:

  • Are permanent and can last a lifetime
  • Offer a cost-effective solution to replacing a missing tooth
  • Help maintain your natural smile and face shape
  • Protect your healthy jawbone
  • Help maintain the integrity of surrounding natural teeth
  • Allow you to speak comfortably and naturally
  • Don't fall out of your mouth
  • Are sturdy enough for chewing all types of foods
  • Aren't wide open to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Offer a time-tested, predictable result for tooth repair

Dr. Castine works with other specialists in the area to determine the best solution to replace your missing teeth, and has found that implants are often the best option.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

Whether you're missing one tooth or multiple teeth, you could be a great dental implant candidate. Your jaw must be finished growing, and your gums must be healthy. Dental implants are not appropriate for kids, as their mouths have not finished growing. However, implants are an exceptional solution for adults.

You may also be a good candidate for implants if you are ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures, or if you’re tired of having dentures that slip. Patients wanting a permanent, lifelong solution to ongoing dental work may be exceptional dental implant candidates. Meet with Dr. Castine to learn more about your options for missing teeth and to see if implant treatment is the best solution for you.

It's time to take the first step toward a more confident smile and a more confident you. Request an appointment online or call Castine Family Dentistry today.