Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? Do you wish to restore the beauty and functionality of your smile? Dr. Derek M. Stephens can provide dental implants in Merrillville, Indiana. A dental implant is made up of a titanium implant post and a dental restoration. The dental implant post is surgically placed in your jawbone, where it acts as replacement teeth. The dental restoration, which is usually a dental crown, is attached to the top of the dental implant. Your dental implant will become a permanent part of your smile. It will also look and function like your permanent teeth.
When placing a dental implant, our dentist will first surgically place the dental implant post into the bone socket of your missing tooth. As your jawbone heals, it will fuse with the implant post. The healing process will take about six to twelve weeks. After your jawbone has healed, a small connector post called an abutment is attached to the implant post. Then impressions are made of your tooth so that your dental restoration can be constructed. When your dental restoration is complete, our dentist will attach it to the abutment.
We welcome you to contact Renaissance Dental Enhancement Center today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.