If you have missing or severely damaged teeth, Valparaiso Family Dentistry has a permanent solution for you: dental implants. This extraordinary innovation in dental technology renews your smile with beautiful, custom-made prosthetics that look and behave just like your natural teeth. Made from titanium, these devices are implanted directly into the gums in place of your missing teeth and fuse to the jawbone, giving you a beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime.
Our patients love their dental implants for so many reasons. Not only are they effective and reliable as a permanent replacement for damaged teeth, but they boast a 98% success rate as well. By improving your bite with dental implants, you’ll even see vast improvements to your speech and chewing mechanisms. Here are just a few of the ways that this breakthrough in dental technology can be implemented to improve your smile:
Single Tooth Replacement
If you have a single decayed or damaged tooth, dental implants can help. We will first remove the damaged tooth and place a titanium screw into the gums in its place. Over time, this will gradually fuse to your jawbone—making the implant as strong and durable as your natural teeth. Then, we will place a custom-designed crown over the device so it can blend in with your smile. Once this process is complete, the dental implant will look and feel just like your surrounding teeth, and can be treated as such! To maintain your implant for your lifetime, simply practice a thorough dental hygiene routine and visit your dentist for routine check-ups.
If you have a bridge device to replace several missing front teeth, this implant procedure is right for you. Bridges are often supported by crowns on the adjacent teeth, which makes this device less effective and less aesthetically pleasing when used for your front teeth. However, when you support these particular bridges with dental implants, the results look and feel great!
You can secure your dentures using implant technology to make them fit securely—improving your quality of life. By using two dental implants to secure their lower dentures, for example, patients find they’re able to enjoy crunchy foods and smile with confidence again. Many of those who have decided to have this procedure to support their dentures wish they would have done it sooner!
If you’d like to restore your smile and improve your quality of life with dental implants, call Valparaiso Family Dentistry today to set up your consultation.