When faced with tooth loss, dental implants are the best approach to dental restoration. With implants, you can once again enjoy a confident and natural-looking smile, while also protecting your remaining teeth from further breakdown and loss. Our practice is pleased to provide dental implant treatments for patients in Chesterton, IN.
Why Are Dental Implants the Preferred Method of Tooth Replacement?
There are a number of reasons why dental implants are considered the standard of care for patients who have experienced tooth loss. These include:
- Implants are the only tooth replacement option that helps safeguard against the atrophy of the jawbone.
- Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants do not require healthy adjacent teeth to be shaved down.
- Dental implants boast a higher long-term success rate than any other tooth-replacement option (more than 95 percent).
These are just a few of the reasons why dental implants are the best option for most of our patients who have lost or are missing teeth, or who anticipate the need to have unhealthy teeth extracted.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants provide full functional and aesthetic restoration for patients’ smiles. Some additional benefits include:
Designed to Last a Lifetime
If you take care of your dental implants, brushing and flossing regularly while staying up to date with dental hygiene appointments, you will likely never need to replace those implants. For most patients, dental implants provide lifelong success.
Preserves Bone and Facial Structures
Your jawbone requires constant stimulation from the tooth root. Without it, the bone will atrophy. This not only complicates dental restoration but can also cause unwelcome changes to the appearance of your face. Dental implants actually function as artificial tooth roots, which means they actively promote healthy bone development.
A Healthier Smile
With many dental restoration options, including bridges and dentures, it is necessary to shave down healthy teeth to create additional room in the mouth. Dental implants do not require anything to be done to healthy teeth, allowing patients to preserve their smiles and maintain robust oral health.
Once your dental implants have been placed, patients will receive custom replacement teeth, which are carefully designed to replicate the look of their natural teeth. The results are seamless and aesthetically pleasing.
These are just a few of the benefits that patients in Chesterton, IN, can expect from their dental implant procedures.
How Will My Surgeon Determine Whether I am a Candidate for Dental Implants?
When you join us at Glacial Sands OMS, you will have a full consultation with Dr. Bennett. During this appointment, your surgeon will review your medical history, perform a physical evaluation of your mouth and jaw, review any images sent by your dentist, and take additional images as needed. This is also a great opportunity for you to ask questions about the procedure, the recovery, and the results. Additionally, Dr. Bennett will provide information about the anesthesia options available to you.
How Are Dental Implants Placed and Restored?
Some patients may require treatments to prepare their mouths for implants. Common examples include bone grafting and the extraction of non-viable teeth. Once these treatments are taken care of, you will be ready to schedule your dental implant placement.
Dental implants are small titanium posts, which are placed into the jaw, where they act as artificial roots. With conventional implants, it takes many weeks for them to fully heal in place. With our emphasis on advanced regenerative technology, we are often able to provide immediate implant placement, which abbreviates the timeline and considerably expedites recovery.
Usually, permanent replacement teeth are placed by the referring dentist. They are carefully designed to look completely natural and fit comfortably.
Excellence in Dental Implants in Chesterton, IN
Getting dental implants can help patients enjoy a healthy and confident smile for decades to come. We would love to answer your questions about the process. To schedule a consultation with Glacial Sands OMS, reach out to our Chesterton, IN practice today.