Your dental implant dentist in Indianapolis can restore health and beauty to your smile
There are various reasons one may suffer the loss of a tooth at some point. The most common factor leading to tooth loss today is gum disease. Beyond that, a tooth may be lost to injury, disease, or even a failed root canal. For most of the history of dentistry, missing teeth were either not addressed at all, or were replaced with above-the-gum restorations that addressed only the lost tooth crown. Advances in dentistry have changed the way we view tooth replacement. Today, your dental implant dentist in Indianapolis can help you gain the most benefit of tooth replacement using innovative techniques.
Dental implants are the ideal restorative treatment for most people. During a consultation with your experienced dentist, you will be able to determine if implants are right for you. With this treatment come various benefits, including:
- Total confidence – Most people are aware of attractiveness in smiles. We notice this about others, as well as ourselves. Gaps in the smile can make you feel apprehensive about opening your mouth too wide when you speak or laugh, and may make you hide your smile altogether. Filling gaps with dental implants restores full confidence in the smile, increasing your overall self-esteem.
- Oral health – Implants are solitary prosthetics, which means that it is not necessary to alter healthy teeth in order to replace a missing tooth. Preserving natural tooth structure facilitates optimal oral health.
- Ultimate comfort – Dental implants are a wonderful alternative to conventional dentures, which sit on top of the gums. Anchored in the jawbone, implants become a part of the overall structure of the mouth, just like natural teeth. Restorations attached to implants have superior stability, and will not rub or slip.
- Longevity – One of the top priorities of dentists is to restore teeth for lasting function. Dental implants, retained within the jawbone, have been shown to last many decades. Implants are viewed as the only path to permanent tooth replacement.
Dental implants offer an array of advantages over other forms of tooth replacement. We understand, however, that implant treatment is not ideal for every person, and offer standard forms of tooth replacement. Dr. Church provides care to the individual, and he will help you determine if implants are right for you.
Contact Washington Street Dental today for your visit.