Are you missing one, several or all of your teeth? Interested in replacing your missing teeth and restoring your smile? At Smile Builder, we are proud to offer a newer option when it comes to replacing missing teeth, implant dentistry. For years, bridges and dentures were the only options for replacing missing teeth, however, dental implants have quickly become one of the most popular options available. Schedule your appointment with our dentist in Merrillville, IN today!
Dental implants are actually comprised of multiple parts, which include the implant, the abutment and the prosthetic.
The implant is a tiny, post (typically made from titanium) which is surgically attached to the jawbone, acting as an artificial tooth root. Once placed, the implants can take weeks to fully heal before the abutment and prosthetic can be placed.
Once healed, the abutment is then attached to the tiny portion of the implant that is still visible. The abutment is used to securely attach the prosthetic to the implant, ensuring that your new smile is secure.
The prosthetic can actually be created using various options, dental crowns, bridges, partials, and even dentures can be used depending upon the patient’s smile, overall oral health, budget and smile goals. Crowns are typically used to replace single teeth, whereas bridges, partials, and dentures can be used to replace multiple teeth at once.
When it comes to replacing teeth and restoring smiles, dental implants have a variety of benefits over the alternatives, including:
Interested in a secure option for replacing your missing teeth at our dental office in Merrillville? Contact Smile Builder today to schedule your Merrillville dental implant consultation, we’d be more than happy to evaluate your smile and overall oral health to determine if implant dentistry is the right option for you. We look forward to providing dental services near you!!