Tooth loss doesn’t have to be permanent, but our dental implants can be.
Our Elkhart, IN, dentist Dr. Gavin Schill understands just how upsetting and disheartening it can be to deal with tooth loss as an adult, but you certainly aren’t alone. Millions of American adults are missing at least one permanent tooth. Are you one of them? If so, there is no need to be embarrassed and to hide your smile. Our dental team can help you get your smile back on track with the help of dental implants.
How does a dental implant work?
The implant is a small tapered metal post that acts like tooth roots. To be able to replace the tooth roots, this requires our Elkhart, IN, family dentist to surgically place the implant into the jawbone in the exact place that the missing tooth occupied. In order to get a dental implant, you will require a minor surgical procedure; however, it only takes about 30 minutes to place a dental implant and it can be done under local anesthesia.
After the implant has been placed, we will wait about 3-6 months for the implant to fuse together with the bone and tissue to become a permanent part of the jawbone.
How can dental implants restore my smile?
Dental implants have given a lot of our patients here in Elkhart, IN, a brand-new smile and a new lease on life. After all, this restoration can be used to replace one, several or all of your teeth for the rest of your life. The fact that this artificial tooth replacement is for life makes it an attractive option for many adults. Once the implant has been placed, we can then place the artificial tooth (e.g. dental crown) over the implant to complete the restoration.
This false tooth functions just like the real thing so you will trust that your false tooth will be able to handle all chewing, biting and speaking as well as your natural teeth. Since implants function and even look like real teeth it shouldn’t take much time to adjust to your new tooth.
If you are sick and tired of having gaps in your smile, then it’s time to talk with our Elkhart, IN, cosmetic dentist about getting dental implants. Call Christiana Creek Dental Care today at (574) 262-4378 to find out if you are the ideal candidate for implants.