Did you know even one missing tooth can make you reluctant to smile and speak at work, at school, at a party or even at home with the people you are most familiar with. It’s time to address the gaping hole in your smile, and Bloomington Indiana’s premier dental practice can help. At Ellettsville Dental Center in Bloomington Indiana, we offer dental implants, the most lifelike tooth replacement option available.
Trust Ellettsville Dental Care for Your Dental Implants
Individuals with missing teach often experience many challenges, from maintaining a well-balanced diet, due to not being able to properly chew, to having confidence about their smile. If you have missing teeth, or there is someone close to you who has lost teeth, then you are no doubt familiar with the daily life complications that arise.
Tooth loss can occur for a number of different reasons:
Severe tooth decay and cavities
Advanced gum disease, or periodontitis
Poor dental hygiene
A root canal failure
Traumatic tooth injury
Excessive wear and tear, possibly because of teeth grinding and clenching
At Ellettville Dental Center, our dentists and their team of compassionate dental hygienist and assistants will never judge you for having missing teeth. Our only goal is to replace those teeth and to help you avoid having any more missing teeth.
A dental implant is the most natural-looking tooth replacement option because an implant replaces both the crown and root of a tooth. Our dentists can complete the entire dental implant process in our office, so you never have to worry about being sent to another dental professional you don’t know.
The Dental Implant Process
First, we will surgically implant a small biocompatible titanium post into your jawbone beneath the open socket of your missing tooth or teeth. As you heal from this minor surgery, bone tissue fuses with the post in a process called osseointegration. This way, a secure setting is established and the post can now function as a prosthetic tooth root. And not only does the post perform in much the same way as a live tooth root, it also encourages healthy new bone growth. Without a root, bone growth tends to diminish, which leads to that sagging facial appearance that is common among people who are missing teeth.
In a few months after you’ve completely healed, you’ll return to our office where we will bond a porcelain tooth restoration to the post. If you have more than one missing tooth, we can surgically position implants along your jawbone to hold an implant retained denture or bridgework. If you already wear dentures and want to eliminate the embarrassment they can cause—loose dentures, clicking sounds and sore gums—then talk to one of our dentists about implant supported dentures.
Contact our Ellettsville, IN dental office to schedule your appointment for dental implants. We love welcoming whole families to visit and experience firsthand our team’s traditional, comfortable, and skillful approach to dentistry. At Ellettsville Dental Center, your satisfaction is always our top priority.