Do you feel self-conscious about missing teeth? The feeling of insecurity about your smile can change the way you think about your appearance and how you interact with others. Dental implants are modern tooth replacement solutions that will reinstate your smile and confidence. At Kids & Adult Dental Care, we offer innovative dental implants that will restore your smile's oral functions and aesthetics.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are ideal replacements for a lost tooth. They are designed to imitate the appearance and function of your missing teeth. The implants comprise three pieces: the implant post, an abutment, and the dental crown. The implant post serves as the artificial tooth root, the abutment is the connector piece, and the crown completes the smile. The crown blends in seamlessly with the existing teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
While a conventional denture often slips out of position when you speak or eat, an implant-supported appliance remains as stable as natural teeth. Dental implants allow you to eat your desired foods and smile with confidence.
Dental implants are a durable and long-term solution for missing teeth. While the restorations attached to dental implants will eventually need replacement, the implants themselves can last your lifetime.
When a tooth is lost, the jawbone stops receiving stimulation from tooth roots and begins to decline. Dental implants are the only restorative devices that act as artificial tooth roots, preventing the process of bone degeneration.
Ease of Maintenance
Implants function similarly to a natural tooth, which means they can be cleaned and maintained using the same familiar hygiene practices.
The Dental Implant Placement
If you are found suitable for dental implants, we will proceed with the implant surgery. We will begin the process by administering a local anesthetic to make you comfortable during the implantation. Once the surgical area is numb, we will make incisions in your gums to access your jawbone. Next, we will drill into the bone and place the titanium posts. Finally, your gums are stitched closed, leaving just a small amount exposed above the tissue.
After the surgery, a healing period is allowed during which the implants fuse with the surrounding bone tissues. This process called osseointegration may take about six to twelve weeks to complete. Once you have healed, it is time for your crown placement. We attach abutments on your implants and take impressions of your mouth to fabricate your crown restoration. The crowns are color-matched with your existing teeth. On completion, you will get a fully-functional tooth that completes your smile. The restorations can last for years with proper care and maintenance.
If you have missing teeth, schedule a consultation with Kids & Adult Dental Care. Visit our offices in Franklin and Indianapolis or call at (317)560-5556 & (317)991-4725 and schedule an appointment.