A dental implant is an artificial tooth root attached to the jaw. The implant holds an artificial tooth or a dental bridge. Implant dentistry in Indianapolis IN helps many people to regain normalization of their oral health again.
Many people need dental implants after the loss of their teeth. Tooth loss can occur from gum disease, injury or tooth decay. When gum disease is severe enough, it causes tooth loss. After the gum disease has been treated, patients can then have a dental implant put in to replace the missing tooth. When a patient has a dental injury that causes tooth loss, the patient can opt for a dental implant to replace the missing tooth. The dentist will assess the patient’s injury and treat the injury first. After the injury has fully healed, the patient can then have the implant put in. Another reason for a patient to receive a dental implant is from tooth decay. When a patient has poor oral hygiene, the tooth begins to decay.
Tooth decay can cause the tooth to rot and slowly break off. The dentist can pull the tooth and start the patient on antibiotics to prevent infection from occurring. After this is complete, the patient can then receive a dental implant. There are two types of dental implants a patient can receive. Endoseal is a type of implant that goes into the bone. This is also the most common type of dental implant. Implant Dentistry in Indianapolis IN also offers subperiosteal implants. This type of dental implant is placed on the bone rather than in the bone. This type of implant is perfect for patients who have minimal bone height.
After receiving a dental implant, the patient will care for the implant just like their other teeth. The implant will need to be brushed and flossed at least twice a day. The patient will also follow up with their dentist twice a year to ensure that the implant is in the proper place and infection free. The dentist will keep a close eye on the implant and its surrounding areas to make sure that it is healing properly. For more information about dental implants, contact us.