When you're missing natural teeth, everyday activities can suddenly become more burdensome. Eating may be uncomfortable, and speaking can require additional effort, impacting the quality of your relationships and interactions. If you're missing many teeth, your mouth can also begin to sag, adding unwanted years to your appearance.
Don't let missing teeth cause you to miss out on life.
At Noblesville Family Dentistry, we believe that embarrassment or discomfort should never interfere with the quality of our patients' lives and that each individual deserves to feel confident about his or her smile. Our dental experts are on hand to determine whether dental implants are right for you, unlocking a new level of oral health.
It's time to take your power back and reclaim your smile.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots, designed to fuse with the bone, that can be fitted with permanent false teeth. They seamlessly blend with your natural teeth, restoring your smile to its full potential, but their benefits aren't limited to just appearances. Dental implants allow for easier chewing, improved speech, and a more comfortable experience than traditional dentures. Thanks to their natural essence and ability to become part of you, the implants are long-lasting and incredibly convenient, making oral health an easy affair and eliminating any embarrassment that might accompany missing teeth or constant denture removal.
Types of Implants
Dr. Johnston or Dr. Boehm will assess your unique situation and determine which type of implant is best for you. Three common types are:
Root form implant - the most common type of implant where the screw is shaped like the root of a tooth.
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.
Who are They for?
Dental implants are for anyone who has one or more broken, decaying, or missing teeth. Alternatively, if you've had dentures in the past and are ready for a more permanent change, dental implants are a spectacular option for you. The procedure is suitable for individuals of all ages given that their gums and bone structure are healthy enough to support the implants. Regular smokers or those with other conditions, may require additional evaluation to ensure implants are a positive fit.
By setting up an appointment with us, you can easily discover whether dental implants are a viable option for you.
How does the Procedure Work?
Modern dental science has made the dental implant procedure simple and nearly painless. First, we will place an implant where you once had a natural tooth. Then, we'll firmly fix a permanent crown on the implant support, ensuring that it blends in with your adjacent teeth. Depending on each individual patient's needs, this may be a single implant or a series of implants supporting a longer denture. Healing time may vary from one person to another, depending on your body's ability to integrate the implant, but overall, the procedure is easy and can quickly improve the quality of your life.
Curious about whether dental implants are right for you? We're here to help! Give us a call now and we'll be happy to get you scheduled for an office visit.