Dental Implants in Schererville, IN


 

Dental Implants

Teeth Implant — implants in Schererville, IN
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. While dentures can be effective in some cases, implants more closely resemble a natural tooth both in appearance and in function. Inserting a dental implant is an extremely successful procedure with a success rate of over 98%, and a minimal time is needed to fully recover from the procedure. Since it is a common procedure, many insurance policies will cover some portion of the cost of dental implants, and since it is a permanent solution to missing teeth you do not have to worry about the maintenance of implants beyond your normal hygienic routine. If you are considering dental implants, contact our dental staff at the NWI Center. We will assist you directly, or if need be, refer you to an implantologist or other specialist.

 

Mini Dental Implants

White Teeth — bone grafting in Schererville, IN
Over the last decade, mini dental implants have emerged as a viable alternative to traditional implants. Whereas dental implants typically include a screw with a medium sized diameter, mini implants are much narrower and are comparable to a toothpick in terms of width. Because of their smaller size, they are a versatile solution to many situations that may have previously required full-sized implants. It also eliminates the need for major incisions since they can be inserted directly into the gum and bone. When used to secure dentures, mini implants will be placed along the gum line in series and act as the basis for the denture rather than as the actual mechanism for securing an entire tooth. Call our clinic today to speak to someone about using mini dental implants in place of standard implants.

 

Bone Grafting

Implanted Tooth — dental implants in Schererville, IN
Dental bone grafting is done in conjunction with dental implants. To help secure the implant and maximize the outcome of the implant surgery, bones from the patient (autogenous grafts) or harvested from animals (xenografts) are grafted onto the patient's jawbone in order to stabilize the socket and surrounding areas. Generally, this is done at the time of the implant placement and is considered a minimally invasive procedure.

 
For long-lasting dental implants, reach out to our dental clinic today.