Dental Implants

Implants are titanium structures that are essentially artificial tooth roots. They are surgically placed and anchored to the jawbone. Crowns, bridges, partial dentures or complete dentures can be attached providing very stable tooth replacement.

In most cases a candidate for an implant must be healthy, have good oral hygiene, good bone density, and a good immune system. Implants are surgically placed and usually require a four to six week healing period to allow the implant to fuse the bone. Following the healing period an artificial tooth, bridge, or removable denture can be attached to the implant. Like any restoration implants require meticulous oral hygiene to ensure they last a long time.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Johnna Driscoll, D.D.S.

Dr. Driscoll graduated from The University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1990 and has been practicing in Petoskey her entire career.She and her husband have a daughter in school in Harbor Springs, a married daughter in San Diego and a son in St. Ignace. Dr. Driscoll loves Northern Michigan. She likes to read, hike, bike, ski, and bake cookies for everyone to enjoy!

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Dentistry By the Bay
2064 M-119
Petoskey, Michigan 49770

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(231) 347-7471