When it comes to replacing lost teeth, dental implants are the highest standard of care. We have placed many of them at Cornerstone Dental Arts in Greenfield IN.
A lot of people, including dental professionals, use the term “dental implants” when referring to this form of tooth replacement, but we are using this post to clarify a few points. Strictly speaking, a dental implant is not a replacement tooth, but an artificial tooth root. It consists of a titanium post that is surgically placed in the jaw.
Within a few months, the titanium post fuses with the bone. Once that happens, it becomes a rock-solid foundation for artificial teeth. One implant can support one artificial tooth, while several can support a dental bridge or full dental arch.
Titanium is uniquely suited for this. It easily fuses, or bonds, with the bone; cases of implant rejection are rare. Since it becomes a part of the bone, the implant helps to prevent loss of bone mass, which is common after someone loses at natural tooth and its root.
If you have lost one or more of your natural teeth, dental implants from Cornerstone Dental Arts in Greenfield IN can improve your life. We offer single tooth implants, implant-supported dentures, and other restorative dentistry options. Patients from Maxwell, Charlottesville, Fountaintown, 46140, 46163, and 46055 also come to us for family and cosmetic dentistry. Request an appointment today!