A dental implant is a tooth replacement solution used to restore the teeth in case of tooth loss. It is a prosthetic tooth made of titanium that looks and feels just like natural teeth. Implants are placed directly into the jawbone to provide a strong and stable foundation for the prosthetic tooth.
What Are the Benefits of Implants?
- Implants are highly durable and long-lasting. They are made from a metal material called titanium that is highly resistant to wear and tear and will last for several years if taken care of properly.
- Implants look very natural as they are made from an inert material and would be indistinguishable from your existing teeth. The dental crown would also be indistinguishable from your existing teeth as it is made from tooth-colored ceramic.
- It does not cause any damage to the adjoining teeth as they are placed right in the jawbone.
- Implants do not change your bite nor do they alter your facial appearance.
- Implants make it possible for you to bite and chew food exactly as you used to before losing your tooth, thereby restoring your oral functionality.
- Implants offer excellent phonetics as they look, feel, sound, and behave like natural teeth. They also improve your facial appearance, which would boost your confidence when you smile or talk to people.
How Are Implants Placed?
When you visit us for the initial consultation, we will examine your mouth thoroughly to understand your candidacy for implants. Based on this, we will suggest treatment plans that can help restore your smile back to normalcy. If implants are appropriate for you, we will schedule you for surgery.
During the surgery, the dentist inserts the implant stud into the jawbone through a small incision in the gums. The incision will be sutured after placing the implant. Several weeks may be required for the bone to heal around it completely and fuse with it securely. Once healed, a connecting abutment will be placed on top of the implant stud and a dental crown will be placed on it. We will check its fit before permanently bonding them together using dental adhesives.
To know more, call us at (317) 552-2101 and schedule an appointment to visit our dental practice in Indianapolis, IN.