Evansville, IN Dental Implants
A comfortable and beautiful smile can make you feel great about the way you look!
At Reliant Family Dental, we strive to protect and retain your natural teeth whenever possible. When it is necessary to remove a damaged or diseased tooth, we will provide you with tooth-replacement options so you can make a choice that works well for you and your lifestyle.
Many of our patients choose to replace missing teeth with dental implants because of their health and esthetic benefits.
How Dental Implants Work
A dental implant consists of three parts – the dental implant post, abutment to hold the crown, and your custom implant crown.
Dr. Chris Meunier offers dental implants here in our Evansville, IN dental office so you can enjoy a complete smile again! Dental implants require a few steps:
Surgery – Dr. Meunier will place the dental implant into your bone. While this may sound like a painful process, it is actually no more painful than other dental procedures. The mouth heals very quickly, and most patients report little discomfort. Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) should take care of it.
Healing – After your surgery, Dr. Meunier allows time for your dental implant to integrate with your natural bone. This ensures a stable foundation for your dental implant and usually takes several months.
Restoration – We create custom implant crowns to ensure a good fit and esthetic appearance. Your dental implant will fit perfectly and feel comfortable.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the most convenient long-term solution to missing teeth.
Here are some of the health benefits of choosing dental implants to replace your missing teeth:
Convenience – You can care for your dental implant the same way you care for your natural teeth: by brushing, flossing, and having regular dental exams and cleanings.
Stability – Because dental implants integrate with your bone, your crown will be stable and allow you to eat an unrestricted diet.
Bone retention – When you lose a tooth, you can begin to lose bone. A dental implant stabilizes your bone and stops bone loss .
Preserving your bite – A gap in your smile can cause your teeth to shift. By replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant, your teeth will not shift.
Additionally, dental implants look like your natural teeth once treatment is complete. We design them that way! No one will notice you have an implant when you speak, smile, or eat. Dental implants do not shift or move like dentures and partials, making them extremely convenient.
If you have ill-fitting dentures, we can provide you with greater security using dental implants. We can place dental implants (typically 4-6 per arch) to lock your dentures in place. This keeps them from moving while you eat and speak. Additionally, this provides an alternative to full-mouth dental implants.
Unparalleled Surgical Accuracy
At Reliant Family Dental, we offer greater accuracy with implant placement with our 3-D cone beam technology. Using 3-D imaging allows us to locate the densest and most stable part of the bone to place your dental implants, meaning higher success rates and better results. We create surgical guides with the 3-D images to achieve precise surgical accuracy. We can also avoid biological landmarks such as sinuses so you can avoid additional procedures such as bone grafting or sinus lifts.
Are You Facing a Dental Extraction?
Give us a call to learn more about tooth-replacement options and whether you are a good candidate for dental implant treatment.
We look forward to helping you achieve a comfortable and beautiful smile.