Dental implants provide an ideal tooth replacement solution for many patients, whether they're missing a single missing tooth or have multiple teeth missing. We often recommend dental implants at Dentistry of Fishers because they provide our patients with unique health benefits, durability, and a natural look and feel.
We can restore your smile and create the best oral health possible with dental implants in Fishers.
Why Is Tooth Replacement Important?
A missing tooth affects your overall oral health. When you have a gap, or multiple gaps, where teeth are missing, your remaining teeth can begin to drift into those spaces, causing bite misalignment. Without the stimulation of your tooth roots, your jawbone can also start to deteriorate, which can affect your facial structure.
Additionally, patients with missing teeth often report hiding their smiles due to embarrassment, which we never want.
Fortunately, a dental implant can solve those problems, keeping your teeth, gums, and jawbone healthy and strong while also creating a full, beautiful smile.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant consists of three parts: the titanium implant, which the dentist places in your jaw, a custom-made dental crown, which acts as your tooth, and the piece that connects the two, called an abutment.
The titanium implant is biocompatible, meaning it's compatible with your body's tissue. When we place it in the jaw, it will integrate with your jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. This is a unique feature of dental implants, which you won't enjoy with other tooth replacements.
Since the implant integrates into your jawbone, it provides the same stimulation as a natural tooth root, encouraging bone growth. In this way, dental implants prevent bone loss and preserve your jawbone, keeping your jaw healthy and strong while also providing all the other oral health benefits of tooth replacement.
Why Choose Dental Implants Over Other Options?
In addition to maintaining your oral health and jaw strength, dental implants have many benefits. We have listed a few below for your convenience.
Dental implants are:
- A durable tooth replacement that can last a lifetime when care for properly
- Functional, allowing you to eat your favorite foods and speak clearly and with confidence
- Comfortable, with the same feel as a natural tooth
- Natural-looking and custom-made to match your smile
Our friendly and caring team has seen firsthand how dental implants can change a patient's life. With a new, complete smile, patients can get more enjoyment from simple, everyday activities, like eating a delicious meal or taking a photo with friends, while improving their oral health.
Other tooth replacement options will provide some, but not all, of the benefits mentioned above. Dental implants are the gold standard in tooth replacement for a reason, and we're proud to place quality dental implants in our Fisher dental office.
Your Dental Implant Appointment
When you visit our dental office, Dr. Jeremy Jones, DMD, will conduct a careful examination before recommending the best tooth replacement option for you. If you're considering dental implants, Dr. Jones will check your bone density during your exam to determine if your jaw bone can support a dental implant.
If you have insufficient jawbone material, Dr. Jones may recommend a bone graft before the dental implant to ensure an excellent, secure fit. If a bone graft isn't necessary, we'll begin planning your dental implant procedure so you can start enjoying your new, complete smile as soon as possible.
Dental Implants in Fishers
If you need dental implants in Fishers or a nearby area, like Noblesville, Carmel, Indianapolis, Pendleton, or Cicero, we're here to help.
Our skilled dentist and friendly, service-oriented team will meet all your dental needs to ensure exceptional oral health and an attractive smile.