Ellettsville Dental Center
Dentistry in Ellettsville, Indiana

How Can Dental Implants Improve My Smile?

November 19, 2021
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Posted By: Ellettsville Dental Center

Dental implants in Bloomington, IN are the first choice of most dentists. They function like natural teeth, require no added oral hygiene steps, and they can last a lifetime with proper care.

A dental implant differs from other tooth replacement options in that it replaces your entire tooth from crown to root. No other option has this advantage.

How Dental Implants Improve Your Smile and Your Oral Health

Dental implants are good for your oral health because they prevent your natural teeth from slipping toward open smile gaps—a natural occurrence when teeth are missing. Additionally, dental implants stimulate your jawbone against deterioration. See, when you lose a tooth, you naturally lose jawbone viability in that location.

And you treat your implant just like a natural tooth: brush it, floss around it, and forget about it!

Aside from the oral health benefits, dental implants improve your smile by providing replacement teeth that look natural and function beautifully. Over time, you may forget which tooth is the implant!

Learn Whether Dental Implants Are Right for You

To learn whether dental implants are right for your tooth replacement, call our office and arrange a consultation with our implant dentist. This consultation includes a conversation about your smile goals, x-rays if no relevant films are on file, a health history, and a general examination.

If your dentist determines that implants are a good fit for your tooth replacement, the next step is your dental surgery.

At this visit, your dentist numbs the area and gently places your new implant. After integration—about three months or longer—you come in for a replacement tooth. We also offer implant-supported prosthetics, including fixed dentures.

For More Information, Contact Your Dental Implant Dentist in Bloomington, IN

We are always happy to help our patients reach their smile goals. So if you’re ready to get started, or if you would like more information about tooth replacement, give us a call today.

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