Guided Placement Approach for dental implants from your Carmel, IN dentist
Dental implants are the best solution to missing teeth. Unlike removable dentures, dental implants prevent:
- Bite and jaw joint problems caused by shifting teeth
- The “sunken face” look caused by lost teeth
- Bone deterioration
A dental implant replaces the tooth root or the part of the tooth that is attached to the jaw bone. Your Carmel, IN dentist surgically embeds the implant in your jaw bone and attaches an artificial tooth to the implant. Dental implants not only look and feel natural, they are also permanent, durable and long-lasting.
If you need to replace more than one tooth, Dr. Smith can use implants to anchor a fixed bridge or a full set of dentures. Healing usually takes about six months before the bridge or denture can be installed. Downtime can be long, but getting your teeth back definitely outweighs this disadvantage.
Guided Implant Approach
Dr. Smith invests in the latest technology for accurate implant placement. Unlike other practices, we use sophisticated CT technology and arthroscopic surgical techniques for painless and truly comfortable procedures.
During consultation, Dr. Smith evaluates your teeth, bone structure and overall health to determine if you are a good candidate for implant placement. Thorough evaluation (which may include x-rays, CT scans, 3D imaging, photos and impressions of your teeth) helps your Carmel, IN dentist design the best treatment plan.
Dr. Smith is also one of the few dentists in the area who places AND restores dental implants. Dental implants have a high success rate in general, but in the slim chance that your implants fail, Dr. Smith can correct the problem.
To find out if you are a candidate for dental implants, visit our Carmel, IN dental clinic today. You can also call us at 317-597-8748 or click here to make an appointment without picking up the phone.