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 or fused to the patient’s jawbone through a process called “osseointegration”. This process gives dental implant a success rate of about 96%.
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.
Dr. Wiland 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.
Schedule a consultation to see if dental implants are the right choice for you. We see patients that live throughout the state of Indiana. Dr. Wiland has convenient locations in Kokomo, Indianapolis and Richmond, Indiana. Greenwood, Franklin and Bloomington, Indiana are served at his Indianapolis southside office.
Dental emergencies arrise. Dr. Wiland is ready to manage problems quickly. In some situtations, a tooth can be removed and replaced witha dental implant and replacement tooth in one day. For some people, several teeth can be replaced in one day after a preparation and planning period. Your particular situation will have to be examined. Dr. Wiland enjoys discussing the best treatment choices available to you so you can make an informed and educationed decision with plenty of time to ask questions.
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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