Dental Implants in Warsaw and Elkhart, IN

Serving South Bend, Fort Wayne, IN and Surrounding Areas

Restore Your Natural Smile

Teeth do not grow back—this means those who suffer from tooth loss will have to bear with the noticeable gaps in their smiles. Not only are missing teeth embarrassing, but they can also potentially lead to serious oral health problems. Patients who want a complete set of teeth should turn to the Orange Door Dental Group to fill in the gaps with dental implants.

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is an appliance that is surgically embedded into the jaw bone of a patient. Once attached, these implants then serve as “roots” for new artificial teeth to be connected to. The implants are made from titanium, and can practically last for a lifetime.

What Should You Expect in a Dental Implants Procedure?

Before undergoing the procedure, patients first need to be assessed by their dentist and declared fit for implants. Patients need to have sufficient bone density in their jaws so that the implants stay firmly in place. Once a patient has been cleared to undergo implants, only then can he proceed with the operation.

It takes about one to two hours for a dentist to perform a single tooth implant surgery, so patients will need to constantly visit their doctors until all the missing teeth they want replaced get implants. The procedure can cause discomfort, but dentists typically use anesthesia to deaden the painful sensations without putting patients asleep. Swelling in the gums usually sets in after the operation, especially when the anesthesia finally wears off, however, it does not last for long until the jaw fully accepts the implant.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Compared to other dental appliances such as dentures and bridges, dental implants are some of the more stable and more natural-looking methods of filling in missing teeth. Patients no longer have to worry about removing their artificial teeth, since the implants can be brushed and flossed much like real teeth.