Ellettsville Dental Center
Dentistry in Ellettsville, Indiana

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are an excellent solution to permanently replacing missing teeth. Unlike conventional removable dentures, dental implants are surgically placed in the jaw to integrate the jawbone and implant naturally. This creates a highly stable base for the prosthetic tooth or teeth, which recreates the strength of natural tooth roots. 

A dental implant consists of three main parts: the implant post, the abutment, and the prosthetic.

The implant post is made of titanium, which works naturally with the body. The abutment is a small piece that connects the post to the prosthetic, and the prosthetic is the replacement tooth or set of teeth. A single crown can top a dental implant or hold a bridge or denture in place. 

Once your dentist places a dental implant, it doesn’t require replacement. However, the prosthetic attached to the implant might need to be repaired or replaced after several years. 

Over time, the prosthetic can become worn, especially if it’s not cared for properly. Fortunately, your implant dentist in Bloomington can repair your tooth replacements to ensure your smile remains fully functional, healthy, and attractive. 

Dental Implants in Bloomington, IN

Are you looking for reliable and aesthetically pleasing dental implants in Bloomington, IN? Contact Ellettsville Dental Center today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Compton.  

We look forward to restoring your smile!

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