What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a remarkable modern dental technology that replaces missing teeth with lifelike prosthetics that look and function like real teeth.
The implant itself is a titanium “root” that is placed in your jaw and fuses with your bone over time. This process, called osseointegration, gives you a stable foundation to hold your dental crown in place. Dental implants do not move or shift like dentures and they provide our patients with convenient, reliable dentistry that allows them to enjoy an unrestricted diet.
Once your dental implant "root" heals and fuses with your bone, Dr. Meunier can restore the implant with a durable and natural-looking crown, which is crafted to blend in perfectly with the rest of your teeth. When you smile, no one will notice you have a dental implant, and you can take care of it just like your natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings are essential to the longevity of your dentistry – including dental implants.
We can also use dental implants to secure other dentistry prosthetics such as fixed dental bridges and dentures. This combines the affordability from these treatments with the stability and health benefits of dental implants. A few strategically placed dental implants can keep your teeth from shifting when you eat, smile, and laugh.
If you're interested in dental implants please don't hesitate to contact our Evansville, IN dental office today! We're happy to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.