Dental Implants

Have you considered dental implants in Ellettsville, IN?

Did you know even one missing tooth can make you reluctant to smile and speak at work, at school, at a party, or even at home with the people you are most familiar with?

It’s time to address the gaping hole in your smile, and Bloomington’s premier dental practice can help. At Ellettsville Dental Center, we offer quality dental implants in Bloomington, IN, the most lifelike tooth replacement option available today!

Trust Ellettsville Dental Care for Your Dental Implants

Individuals with missing teeth often experience many challenges, from maintaining a well-balanced diet, due to not being able to properly chew, to having low confidence about their smile. If you have missing teeth, or there is someone close to you who has lost teeth, then you are no doubt familiar with the daily life complications that arise. 

Tooth loss can occur for a number of different reasons:

  • Severe tooth decay and cavities
  • Advanced gum disease, or periodontitis
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • A root canal failure
  • Traumatic tooth injury
  • Excessive wear and tear, possibly because of teeth grinding and clenching
  • Congenital disabilities

At Ellettsville Dental Center, our dentists and their team of compassionate dental hygienists and assistants will never judge you for having missing teeth. Our only goal is to replace those teeth and help you avoid additional tooth loss in the future.

Our Ellettsville dentists understand, too, that a dental implant is the most natural-looking tooth replacement option because it replaces both the crown and root of a tooth. 

Dental Implant Restorations

At Ellettsville Dental Center, we want you to enjoy a full smile. This is why we also provide dental implant restorations, which means we can close the gaps by attaching implant-supported dentures, dental crowns, and other tooth-replacement selections via your implant posts. 

It's true! A few dental implant posts, usually no more than six, can support an entire arch of restoration teeth. In other words, you may not need a dental implant post for each restoration. 

Your dentist in Ellettsville will help you decide on the option that works best for your smile. 

The Dental Implant Process

First, a surgeon will surgically implant a small biocompatible titanium post into your jawbone beneath the open socket of your missing tooth or teeth. As you heal from this minor surgery, bone tissue fuses with the post in a process called osseointegration. This way, a secure setting is established, and the post can now function as a prosthetic tooth root. And not only does the post perform in much the same way as a live tooth root, but it also encourages healthy new bone growth.

Without a root, your jawbone tends to diminish, which leads to that sagging facial appearance that is common among people who are missing teeth.

In a few months, after you’ve completely healed, you’ll return to our office, where we will bond a porcelain tooth restoration to the post.

If you have more than one missing tooth, we can surgically position implants along your jawbone to hold an implant retained denture or bridgework. If you already wear dentures and want to eliminate the embarrassment they can cause—loose dentures, clicking sounds, and sore gums—then talk to one of our dentists about implant-supported dentures.

Schedule Your Dental Implant Exam Today

Contact our Ellettsville, IN dental office to schedule your appointment for a thorough evaluation.

We love welcoming whole families to visit and experience firsthand our team’s traditional, comfortable, and skillful approach to dentistry.

At Ellettsville Dental Center, your satisfaction is always our top priority.