The mouth is the gateway to the body, so taking preventative measures against potential health issues can save a lot of time, money and trouble down the road.
What are Dental Implants?
Now that we have that out of the way, let’s talk about the implants themselves! Dental implants are metal frames or posts affixed to the jawbone to simulate the root of a tooth. Once installed, they are connected to a synthetic crown (replacement tooth) with an abutment. Unlike bridges, implants do not depend on the support of existing teeth and exist independently. They are also a fixed replacement, unlike removable dentures that require painstaking maintenance and have a tendency to slip around. When anchored by a dental implant, synthetic replacements function just like your natural teeth, and in some cases even better!
Ready to Learn More?
If you’d like to learn more about replacing one or more missing teeth with an implant or wanted to learn about other options, give our cosmetic dentist at Hall Family Dentistry in Indianapolis a call today at (317)-356–0919 or send us a message to speak with one of our skilled and knowledgeable team members.