What are dental implants?A dental implant is small, titanium post that is surgically attached to the jaw bone. After the dental implant fuses with the jawbone, Dr. Goris can attach a dental crown as your final restoration. For patients missing multiple teeth, in a process called "All-on-Four," Dr. Goris can implant as few as four dental implants to secure a dental bridge or denture.
How will I know if I am a good candidate for dental implants?Dr. Goris has over 17 years of dentistry experience crafting and maintaining beautiful smiles. He works closely with each patient to determine what treatment will give them the most natural looking, long-lasting results. During the treatment planning phase, Dr. Goris will thoroughly examine your mouth, teeth, gums, and jaw bone to determine if dental implants are right for you. Traditionally, to receive dental implants, patients will need to have an adequate amount of healthy jaw bone structure. However, due to recent advancements in dentistry, patients who may not have have been an ideal candidate for traditional dental implants may be able to receive All-on-Four. Dr. Goris provides both services in his Greenwood dentist office.
What are the benefits of dental implants?Dental implants can provide patients with a stable, natural looking replacement option for their missing teeth. Dental implants offer a range of benefits for patients who are missing teeth:
- Natural results
- Can eat, drink, and speak without difficulty
- Don't need to worry about slippage
- Helps prevent further jaw bone deterioration
- Improved oral health
What is involved in receiving a dental implant?Restorative dentist, Dr. Goris performs all aspects of the dental implant process in his Greenwood dental office. Patients have the comfort of knowing that Dr. Goris will work with them through their entire dental implant process. During the consultation, Dr. Goris will determine what course of treatment will work for you. Once a treatment plan is developed, Dr. Goris will surgically attach your dental implant into the jawbone. It will take 3-6 months for the dental implant to fuse with the jawbone. In some cases, Dr. Goris will be able to attach a tooth implant on the same visit. In other cases, Dr. Goris will provide patients with a temporary dental crown or bridge while they heal. Once completely healed, Dr. Goris will attach a dental crown, dental bridge, or dentures to restore your smile. Receiving dental implant can be a multi-step process, but the results are worth the wait.
How do I schedule an appointment?Dr. Goris offers a range of restorative, cosmetic, and general dentistry treatments in his Greenwood, IN dental office. He will work with you to develop the right treatment to help improve your smile. You can schedule an appointment online or call 317.886.4512
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