What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are restorations that can serve as an anchor for a dental crown, dental bridge, or denture. With dental implants, patients can comfortably eat. Dr. David Goris offers dental implant treatment in Greenwood, IN. He will work with you to determine if dental implants are the right restorative dental solution for your missing teeth. The longer you wait to replace missing teeth, the more likely you will develop a more advanced dental issue. Don’t wait to replace missing teeth. Call Dr. Goris and his team at Beautiful Smiles for comfortable, comprehensive dental care.

Dental Implants in Greenwood, Indiana

What Are Implants?

Dental implants are designed to match the aesthetic and function of a natural tooth. Because of this, many patients choose implants to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental implants are made from biocompatible, premium-grade titanium. Unlike other tooth replacement solutions, dental implants are surgically implanted into the jaw bone. Over time, the dental implant will fuse into the bone tissue, creating a stable foundation for your final restoration. Dental implants can help prevent bone loss, gum disease, shifting teeth, and further tooth loss.

Types of Implant Restorations

When patients are missing a single tooth, we may recommend an implant secured by a dental crown. The implant blends in with the natural smile because we use crowns made of porcelain ceramic. The dental crowns that we use reflect light and look and feel just like natural teeth.

For patients missing multiple teeth, we will recommend a bridge or denture secured by dental implants. Traditional dental bridges require the support of adjacent natural teeth capped by dental crowns. However, although the false teeth are secured, the bridge does not support the health of the gums. The same can be said for removable dentures. Removable dentures typically use snaps or adhesive to stay in place.

Dental bridges and dentures that are secured with dental implants actually support the health of the teeth and gums. With implants, patients not only create a fuller smile but also improve their facial structure and the function of their bite. Removable dentures and traditional bridges often come with dietary restrictions against hard and chewy foods. Implant-secured bridges and detnures allow patients to eat the foods they love comfortably.

Restore Your Smile Today

If you are missing one or more teeth, you can create a healthier, fuller smile with dental implants or implant-secured restorations. Schedule a dental consultation online or call our office at (317) 886-4512. Dr. Goris can work with you to determine if dental implants or another restoration is the right option for your needs. Please let Dr. Goris know if you have further questions about implants or about your current oral health concerns. He will be happy to assist you.