Dental Implants Greenwood, IN

Dental Implants An Overview

Dr. David Goris offers several options for the replacement of missing teeth, including dental implants. When possible, the use of dental implants is recommended because of their high success rate among patients and the many benefits they offer for overall dental health. Dr. Goris offers full services for the dental implant procedure in the comfort of his Greenwood dentist office.

Replacing missing teeth as soon as possible is important and will reduce the risk of further dental health problems. A missing tooth, or teeth, can eventually lead to bone loss and shrinkage in the jaw as well as shifting of remaining teeth. These issues can disrupt the balance of the bite and lend a more aged appearance as the jawline sinks inward over time.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a bio-compatible titanium post that is surgically implanted by a dentist into the jaw bone, replacing the root of a missing tooth. When fully integrated with the bone, the dental implant will provide stability and support for a replacement tooth. A dental implant can be used to support a dental crown for a single missing tooth or a denture to replace all of your missing teeth.

Benefits of Dental Implants

  • 95% or higher success rate
  • Improved bone and gum health (compared to alternative restorations)
  • Avoids degradation of healthy teeth (as in conventional bridgework)
  • Improves appearance of smile and lower face
  • Patients can enjoy a healthy diet without restrictions
  • No worry of slippage or dentures “falling out”

Dental implants can be used in a variety of ways for both single tooth replacement and the securing of an over denture for a comfortable smile that looks, feels and functions like natural teeth. For patients who have been struggling with the daily challenges of either missing teeth or poorly fitting dentures, dental implants and implant secured dentures can be life changing.

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Dental Implants What to Expect

Dr. Goris offers complete treatment for dental implants in his Greenwood dentist office. Dr. Goris will personally perform the tooth implant surgery as well as design the custom fit dental restoration. Patient’s will receive either a dental crown, bridge or denture depending on the number and location of their missing teeth. Our full-service implant treatment plans provide patients with more predictable results without the hassle of visiting additional specialists.

The Implant Process

  • Implantation: The placement of the dental implant is a simple surgical procedure performed in our Greenwood, IN dentist office under local anesthesia. It typically takes three to six months for the implant to heal and fully integrate with the jawbone.
  • Implant Restoration: In some cases, Dr. Goris can complete the restoration of the tooth implant on the same visit. Most patients will receive a temporary crown or bridge to be worn during the healing process. Once the dental implant has fully healed, the final restoration will be custom designed and securely fit the implant using an abutment.

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Request an Implant Consultation

Are you searching for a restorative dentist that offers dental implants in the Indianapolis, IN or Greenwood, IN? Schedule an appointment with Dr. David W. Goris with Beautiful Smiles to learn how to get an attractive, natural smile. Dr. Goris works with patients to accommodate budget concerns and can create phased treatment plans. We are currently accepting new patients!

Dental Implants FAQs

What is the best choice for missing teeth?

Whether you have one or several missing teeth, there are many options for replacement. Dr. Goris will evaluate your condition and help you choose which replacement option is best for you. In many cases, a dental implant is the best choice for someone who wants a long lasting, worry free solution. Dental implants have the highest success rate and patient satisfaction compared with any other type of dental treatment. Dental implants give patients the most lifelike replacement for missing teeth with the ability to eat, drink, speak and smile confidently and without any restrictions.

How long does a dental implant last?

With proper care and maintenance, and routine dental checkups, you can expect your dental implant to last a lifetime.

What are denture implants?

Denture implants, “All on Four” and “Teeth in a Day” are all names for a procedure that replaces all of a person’s missing teeth. This procedure is often done in a single visit and in some cases, an existing denture can be modified and secured using dental implants. Compared to a removable denture, and implant denture offers better retention, improved health and higher quality of life.

What are all on four implants?

All on four implants are another name for denture implants. Dr. Goris may place as few as four dental implants to secure a new or existing denture.

Is implant surgery painful?

You will be made as comfortable as possible throughout your treatment in our Greenwood dentist office. During the implant placement, you may be given a sedative to help you relax and minimize any pain. It is normal to experience soreness following the implant surgery. This typically subsides within a few days of treatment. Once the implant has healed, you will not have any pain.

How long with the implant process take?

The reason why dental implants are so successful is that they integrate with the living bone. The length of the process will vary from one patient to another, but you can expect the overall healing process to take 3 to 6 months. In some cases, Dr. Goris can complete the procedure in a single office visit. That means placing the implant and securing the permanent restoration in the same day. For others, he will place a temporary crown on the implant. After the implant has healed, the permanent restoration will be secured to the implant.