Do you have missing teeth? Multiple missing teeth can cause lasting damage to your mouth, as the jaw bone tends to deteriorate and other teeth can slip and slide out of place. Although there are many different forms of tooth replacements, one of the most successful varieties is a dental implant. Implants can last a lifetime if you take care of them. Implants restore your jawbone to its original strength to keep it functioning properly.
Dental implants are installed directly into your jawbone, therefore, all patients requesting this procedure must have an adequate jaw strength. Speak with Dr. Zachary Allmand to see if your jaw is capable of sustaining dental implants.
A process called osseointegration (meaning “bone-connection”) refers to the connection between living bone and a load-bearing implant (such as a dental implant). Through this process, the connection grows stronger over time, strengthening your jaw bone and supporting the implant.
Dental implants are designed to look and act just like your natural teeth. This will make it easier to eat, chew, and speak. Talk with your dentist to discuss your options and the benefits of dental implants.
If you would like to speak with Dr. Zachary Allmand and our team about dental implants, please schedule an appointment at Monon Family Dental in Indianapolis, Indiana, by calling 317-810-9285. We are happy to help!