Ellettsville Dental Center
Dentistry in Ellettsville, Indiana

How Do Dental Implants Work?

October 19, 2022
Posted By: Ellettsville Dental Center

Dental implants are excellent for restoring your smile, confidence, and dental health. But are they right for you? How do they work? What are the pros and cons? Today we answer all of your burning questions about dental implants.

Dental Implants 101

Tooth implants are comprised of three main components that work together to create your new tooth.

  • The implant - A trusted oral surgeon places the implant carefully into your jawbone, where it heals and integrates with your bone, taking the place of your root.
  • The abutment - This attachment securely attaches your crown to your dental implant.
  • The crown - The visible part of the restoration made of ceramic porcelain restores your smile and chewing function.

Our dentists can design a dental prosthetic like a bridge or denture to attach to a few dental implants so you can also replace multiple teeth.

The Advantages of Dental Implants

Implants offer several advantages that our patients appreciate, such as:

  • The appearance, feeling, and function of a natural tooth
  • Exceptional longevity since they can potentially last a lifetime with the proper care
  • Protection for your jawbone against the deterioration that happens with tooth loss
  • A wise long-term investment over a different tooth replacement option, like a bridge, that would need replacing over time
  • Implants are easy to care for as you'll brush and floss like you're used to

Dental implants are the only tooth replacement that restores your tooth and root, protecting against the bone loss that can lead to more tooth loss.

Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants in Bloomington, Indiana?

If you're living with tooth loss or compromised teeth, our dentists can help determine if implants are the right treatment for you. To succeed, implants require that the patient is in good overall health and has enough healthy bone to support the implant. Our dentists can discuss your options with you during an evaluation.

Contact Ellettsville Dental Center at (812) 876-7330 to schedule an evaluation with your dentist in Bloomington, IN.

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