Dental Implants

Dentist Merrillville, IN

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Dental Implants

Implants help to produce the appearance and function of natural teeth and allow you to continue to live confidently while enjoying everyday activities. Our dental implant posts are made of titanium, which we fuse to the jaw bone and then cover with a replacement tooth or dental crown.

Receiving dental implants requires a full mouth and medical history evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate for dental implant surgery.

Once that is established, our team of dental professionals will create an individualized dental implant procedure plan that outlines your specific dental implant treatment needs. Your dentists will take impressions of your existing teeth and bite to produce a mouth reconstruction model upon which to create your replacement tooth.

The creation of dental implants as a tooth replacement option is a two-step process. Dental implant surgery is usually performed in-office by an oral surgeon, under local anesthesia

Step 1:

During the first procedure, a dental surgeon will set titanium screws into the bone socket of a missing tooth. Once the screws have bonded to your jaw bone, you will need to wait to heal before the step 2 of the dental implant procedure. The healing process, which usually takes six to twelve weeks, but each patient’s healing will be different.

Step 2:

Once you are fully healed, the second step can be completed. Posts are bonded to the screws, providing a strong foundation for your dentist to attach your tooth replacement.

Your crowns will match your existing teeth and replicate your natural bite, functioning just as a natural tooth would. They can be more convenient, practical, and longer-lasting than dentures or bridges. 

They improve your appearance and overall oral health, as well as make eating and speaking easier. Dental implants require the same oral hygiene and dental care as natural teeth: regular brushing, flossing, and proper care, as well as regular check-ups with your dental professionals.

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Dentist Merrillville, IN