Dental implants allow people who have lost teeth to enjoy the function, appearance and permanence that their natural teeth once provided. They can be used to replace a single tooth, a partial, a bridge, or full dentures. Understanding the basic principles of implant dentistry can make your decision about whether or not a dental implant is right for you much simpler. Being a well-informed patient can make your first visit for a dental implant consultation much more productive because you will know how to ask the right questions to help prepare you to make the best decision possible.
A dental implants is a man-made replacement for a tooth root, which is essentially a tiny titanium post that will fill the role played by a natural tooth. Because of the very unique design of dental implants, they become securely attached to the patient’s jawbone through a process called “osseointegration”.
After a waiting period which allows the bone to heal around the implant, the final restorations are attached to the implant. These restorations are made utilizing procedures that are very similar to traditional crown, bridge, and denture dentistry but are held permanently in place with the implant.
Our periodontists and staff work very hard to limit pain that our patients feel both during the procedure and after. Our patients often experience little to no pain or discomfort. Feel free to peruse our video testimonials to hear from them directly.
Schedule a consultation to see if dental implants are the right choice for you. We see patients that live all around the state of Indiana.
Bruce B. Wiland, DDS, MSD is board certified in the specialty of periodontics which includes the placement of dental implants. Other services include laser periodontal therapy, esthetic tissue contouring and nonsurgical treatment.
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