When you receive a dental implant, Dr. Steven Driggers works closely with local oral surgeons and periodontists to create your treatment plan. Following the placement of your implant and the healing process, our dentist will attach a dental implant restoration (such as a crown, bridge, or denture) to the implant post to complete a durable, strong, and aesthetically pleasing tooth replacement. Call Sonshine Family Dental today at (317) 495-9537 to schedule your consultation and learn if implant dentistry in Avon, Indiana, can help you achieve a functional and complete smile.
A missing tooth is ideally replaced by an artificial restoration that mimics the function and appearance of a natural tooth. This is where a dental implant comes in! A dental implant can be installed in your jawbone to act like a brand-new tooth that works just like the original. The dental implant post is made of titanium and is surgically placed in your jawbone, acting like a new tooth root. After fusing with the bone, the implant post provides a strong foundation so that you can use it for biting and chewing without worry. It will take some time for the implant post to fuse effectively.
Once the fusion has successfully finished, the dental implant restoration, such as a dental crown, bridge or set of dentures, will be placed on top of the implant post. The restoration will be crafted to blend in with your unique smile. We will make sure that the restoration provides a comfortable and aesthetic finish so that you can smile confidently.
When you are missing a tooth, do not delay getting a replacement. The dental implant process can restore your smile so that you can eat, speak and smile again, and your new tooth will be designed to look and feel as natural as possible. With proper care, a dental implant can last many years or even a lifetime! Please call our office if you would like more information or to schedule a consultation.