Dental Implants

If you have a tooth that needs to be replaced or a porcelain crown, dental bridge, or denture that will not stay in place, dental implants can be a life-changing solution. Dr. Stephen Mulder DDS is pleased to provide patients in Grand Rapids and throughout West Michigan with dental implants, one of the most advanced treatments in restorative dentistry. Implants anchor artificial teeth directly to the jawbone so that they stay securely in place, providing a result that is indistinguishable from natural teeth.

What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is composed of three parts: a tiny titanium post, a metal ball on top of the post, and a rubber O-ring. The titanium post is surgically inserted into the jawbone, where it serves as the “root” of the missing tooth. The metal ball rests on top of the gumline. The artificial tooth is affixed to the ball in ball-and-socket fashion. The O-ring rests between the artificial tooth and the gums, acting as a cushion. The resulting apparatus holds artificial teeth securely in place.

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Benefits Of Dental Implants

Because of the many benefits of implant dentistry, when appropriate, Dr. Stephen Mulder recommends them to our patients seeking a solution for missing teeth. With dental implants, you can eat, laugh, and speak with confidence and enjoy more of your favorite foods. Implant-supported restorations require minimal maintenance, since they are subject to less wear and tear. Implants also maintain the integrity of the jawbone and bite, since they do not rely on support from the surrounding teeth. If you live in the Grand Rapids or surrounding areas and would like more information on the benefits of dental implants, contact Dr. Stephen Mulder DDS today. We can schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss how you may benefit from this remarkable treatment.

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Our Approach To Implant Dentistry

Whether you are seeking single-tooth or full-mouth restoration, you can expect top-notch, compassionate care by the team at Dr. Stephen Mulder DDS. We utilize a team approach to provide comprehensive implant dentistry services, short of implants surgery. Dr. Mulder will provide the initial diagnosis, fabrication of the implant, and placement of the artificial tooth (including overdentures). We refer patients needing placement surgery to an esteemed oral surgeon or aesthetic periodontist.

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Schedule An Appointment

Dr. Stephen Mulder DDS is pleased to provide complete dental care to patients throughout West Michigan and beyond.  Many of his patients move out of state and return to see him despite living outside of Michigan. To schedule a complimentary consultation, please call 616.447.1700 or complete our online consultation form.
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