During the last 20 years, dental implants have become a desirable alternative to other methods of replacing missing teeth. Excellent success rates and a range of available options give dentists a variety of new ways to treat and replace lost teeth.
Your dentist can evaluate your case and tell you if you are a candidate for dental implants. Structurally, a dental implant is a titanium-based cylinder that replaces the missing tooth root. After a period of time, other parts are placed on the implant to enable your dentist to eventually place a crown (cap) on the implant. Implants can also be used to support full or partial dentures, dramatically improving denture retention and stability.
Most patients with adequate bone mass can have implants, although it varies among individuals. Typically an x-ray and CT-scan are performed to determine if you have enough bone to place the implant, as well as to verify the size and kind of implant that should be placed.
If you have any questions about dental implants and you live in or around McCordsville, give us a call today!
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General - Family - Preventive
General dentistry is the branch of medicine involving the care and prevention of oral health conditions, diseases and disorders.
Currently, there are a number of options available for people who have lost their teeth. One of the most versatile is a set of removable dentures.
During the last 20 years, dental implants have become a desirable alternative to other methods of replacing missing teeth.
Although it sounds complicated, a tooth extraction is a routine procedure that according to The Mayo Clinic carries a very low risk of long-term complications.
Root canal treatment is the process of going inside the pulp space and removing the infected, dead tissue.
Dental Sealants are thin layers of resin that are placed on the pits, fissures, and grooves of molars to prevent decay on these surfaces.
Veneers & Laminates
This is one way to quickly get that beautiful smile. Veneers and Laminates are a thin shell of porcelain or resin that is bonded to the surface of the teeth.
Traditional porcelain veneers require the tooth to be “prepped” by shaving away a substantial amount of tooth enamel, and the process cannot be reversed.
Crowns & Bridges
A crown (cap) is a restoration that is placed on teeth that have lost a lot of their structure.
When considering tooth fillings, one of the options available are composite fillings which are made from durable plastics that are similar in color to natural teeth.
Clear Correct is the clear way to straighten teeth without braces. Clear Correct uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth, without metal or wires.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and Onlays are lab-made restorations that are placed on teeth when the cavity or lost tooth structure is too large to be restored by a simple filling.