Dental implants are becoming one of the most popular options available for patients with missing teeth.
Whether you’re missing tooth is the result of tooth decay, injury or periodontitis, Noblesville Family Dentistry can help restore your gorgeous smile with a new dental implant that lasts a lifetime and looks and functions just like a real tooth.
In this procedure, titanium supports are surgically fused with your jawbone, making them very stable, comfortable and able to act as an anchor for natural looking false teeth. Dental implants are not only used for individual tooth replacement, but can also be used when replacing multiple teeth as an alternative to dentures.
Types of implants
Dr. Derrick A. Johnston will be able to tell you which of the three types of implants is right for you:
- Root form implant: This is the most common type of implant where the screw is shaped like the root of a tooth.
- Plate Form Implant: A plate form implant has a flat and long shape and is better suited for a narrow jawbone.
- Subperiosteal Implants: In some cases where there is not enough bone width or height for the root form or plate form implant, a subperiosteal implant may be prescribed. This type of implant is designed to sit on top of the bone but under the gums.
If you are interested in finding out more or are considering dental implants as a treatment option for your missing teeth, call our Noblesville office at (317) 773-1302 today!