Dental Implants

For most patients, their main dental goal is to achieve a beautiful smile. There are many dental problems that exist that can hamper this hope, but none of them may be more devastating than the loss of natural teeth. While some patients with missing teeth may believe that they lost their chance to ever have a beautiful smile again, we at Brownsburg Dental Professionals, PC want to quell their fears and say that it’s not true at all. Even patients with missing teeth can have their smiles restored through a terrific cosmetic dentistry treatment we offer for patients in and around Brownsburg, Avon, and Indianapolis. This treatment is the insertion of dental implants.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small titanium posts that are inserted into a patient’s jawbone to be used as replacements for the roots of a missing tooth. After an implant has fused with the jawbone, a lifelike crown will be placed on top of the implant. This crown will mimic the look, feel, and function of a natural tooth.

The Dental Implant Process

The dental implant procedure is a simple and routine process that follows these basic steps:

  • First, local anesthesia will be administered to the patient to prevent any pain.

  • After the patient has been anesthetized, the dental implant will be inserted directly into the jawbone in the spot where the tooth is missing.

  • There will then be a healing period that can last anywhere from three-to-six months. This is so the implant can properly fuse with the jawbone.

  • The cosmetic dentist will determine whether the implant has properly fused; if it has, the process will continue and an abutment will be placed on top of the implant.

  • Lastly, the lifelike crown will be attached to the abutment, creating the look of a natural tooth.

Types of Dental Implants

Dental implants aren’t only used to replace a singular tooth; they can be used in a variety of different ways to replace multiple missing teeth as well. As your Brownsburg cosmetic dentist, we can utilize dental implants in the following ways:

  • Single Tooth Implant

  • Implant-Supported Bridge

  • Entire Arch Replacement

  • Implant-Supported Denture

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants can provide many benefits for a patient, including the following:

  • Dental implants will look, feel, and function just like natural teeth.

  • Unlike dentures, dental implants are anchored in and won’t slide around in your mouth, causing slurred speech or problems with eating.

  • Dental implants are more comfortable than dentures.

  • They’ll keep the jawbone from shrinking in the area where you have missing teeth.

  • They’ll also keep the surrounding teeth from shifting into the gap with the missing teeth.

  • Dental implants require the same maintenance as the rest of your teeth.

  • Implants have a success rate of up to 98 percent with proper oral hygiene.

  • They’re the longest-lasting of all tooth replacement options as they can last over 40 years.

  • Dental implants can also cause a boost in your self-esteem as they’ll give you a more beautiful smile.

Contact Your Indianapolis and Brownsburg Cosmetic Dentist Today!

If you have any further questions about dental implants, please contact us and let us know. We at Brownsburg Dental Professionals, PC will be glad to help you in any way that we can. If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with your cosmetic dentist, we encourage you to give us a call at (317) 852-9787. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and helping you gain – or regain – a beautiful smile!