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Dental Implants in Fishers

Tooth loss creates a real hardship on your smile, detracting from its aesthetics and impeding its ability to function normally. Understanding options in tooth replacement and knowing trusted dental professionals are key to not letting tooth loss get the better of you and your smile. 

The compassionate team at Dowden Family Dentistry provide the amazing solution of dental implant restorations to treat tooth loss.  Dr. Roderick Dowden gives people in Fishers and surrounding communities a second chance at natural smiles that restore function and beauty. 

Avoid the Inconveniences of Traditional Tooth Replacements 

Dental implants restorations are a permanent replacement of a tooth and its root. This prevents many of the drawbacks associated with removable dentures and fixed bridges, such as:

Altering healthy teeth 
Loss of bone mass over time 
Palate obstruction which hinders taste affects pronunciation and can cause a gagging reflex
Soreness in the mouth due to rubbing
Ongoing need of adjustment or replacement of dentures   
Slippage of dentures and compromised chewing force

Dental implants give you the freedom to smile with permanent teeth that look and feel natural. 

Dental Implants Provide a Secure Anchor for Beautiful Prosthetics 

This restoration relies on titanium posts that are strategically placed into the jaw bone. The posts securely fuse with the jaw through a process called osseointegration. Then, using abutments, beautiful restorative prosthetics are attached to the posts. Thus, a reconstruction of both the tooth root and the tooth provide you with the full function and lifelike beauty of a natural smile. 

Implant posts are used for a variety of restorations, such as: 

Porcelain Crowns for individual tooth replacement
Dental Bridges to support a row of teeth
Hybrid Permanent Dentures for a full arch of missing teeth. 
Overdentures which are removable dentures secured with implant posts

Jaw Bone Health is a Bonus with Dental Implants

These posts are also advantageous to the health of your jaw bone. After tooth loss, the jaw bone begins to shrink through a process called resorption. This can affect your facial structure and prematurely age your appearance with a mouth that appears sunken. Implant posts regenerate growth in the jaw bone and help preserve your youthful smile. 

Things to Consider with Implant-Supported Restorations 

Implant restorations have over a 95% rate of success. A small percentage of people may require a bone graft before proceeding with treatment to fortify the jaw, so it can provide a strong foundation for the implant posts. Although the implant posts typically require 3 to 4 months to fuse with the bone, you can receive temporary prosthetics while waiting.  

Contact Dowden Family Dentistry in Fishers for Implant-Supported Restorations

Dr. Roderick Dowden knows that tooth loss causes anxiety. When we can’t function normally, and our smiles reveal gaps in our dentition, our self-esteem suffers. Dowden Family Dentistry is here to restore your smile, so you can look and feel your best. Give our friendly office a call today!



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