Do you have one or more missing teeth? If so, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with our dental implant dentists in Hobart, IN. During your consultation, they’ll be able to help you explore your tooth replacement options so you can make an informed decision for your smile.
In the meantime, here’s what you need to know about the dental implant procedure at Ridgewood Dental PC.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root that’s made out of a titanium alloy. The implant is biocompatible and will fuse to your jawbone over the course of several months during a process called osseointegration. Once the implant is fully fused and stable, our dentists will place the abutment and crown over top. This will give you the full function and appearance of a natural tooth so you can smile with confidence.
Am I a Candidate for a Dental Implant?
To be a candidate for a dental implant, you’ll need to have sufficient bone density in your jaw for our dentists to place the titanium rod. However, please keep in mind that we also offer dental bone grafts for those patients who have already experienced jawbone deterioration. For the dental implant procedure, it’s also preferred that you be a non-smoker. This is because smoking inhibits your body’s natural healing ability.
In general, most people are candidates for dental implant surgery. To truly know if you’re a candidate, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with one of our dental implant dentists.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care. For this reason, it’s important that you continue to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once daily. We also recommend that patients continue to see our dentists for preventive care. The healthier your smile, the longer your dental implants are likely to last.
Request an Appointment with Us
Our dental implant dentists in Hobart, IN, are accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment and learn if you’re a candidate for dental implants, please call Ridgewood Dental PC at (219) 947-2922. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.