Implants Specialist

Kluth Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Family and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Alexandria, IN & Noblesville, IN

If you’re in need of permanent false teeth to fill in for teeth that you’ve lost, dental implants could be an option for you. Kluth Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Noblesville, Indiana, offers dental implants that adhere to your jaw bone to hold custom made crowns. To find out more about dental implants to fill the gaps in your smile, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are essentially artificial roots for false teeth. They are mounted deep into your jawbone so that your false teeth or crowns are sure to stay in place when they are screwed in.

Dental implants are the strongest option available to hold in false teeth, and you’ll be able to treat your new pearly whites as you would any of your natural teeth.

For dental implants, you’ll need to undergo oral surgery. To many, the sturdy result is worth the time and effort that it takes to have them inserted. If anything happens to the crown, it can be easily reattached or replaced and attached to the dental implant below.

Why should I choose implants?

There are several reasons why you might choose dental implants over other options like dental bridges. Implants are beneficial because:

  • They allow you to chew naturally
  • They are the most reliable tooth replacement option
  • They aren’t removable like dentures, so you can’t lose them
  • They can last for 30 years and longer
  • They keep the structure of your mouth and jaw intact
  • They prevent your other teeth from drifting into the empty space

Your dentist can tell you all of the benefits of choosing implants for your specific situation. He or she can also help you weigh other options for replacement teeth.

Are dental implants permanent?

Dental implants are semi-permanent, meaning that they last a long time, but there’s a chance that you’ll need them replaced at some point in your life. About 90% of dental implants last 30 years, and with today’s evolving technologies and products, they could last even longer.

What are the risks of getting dental implants?

Like any surgery, dental implant placement comes with a few risks and potential complications, including:

  • Infection
  • Injury to your surrounding teeth and/or gums
  • Sinus problems caused by a misshapen upper jaw
  • Nerve damage leading to pain or numbness in your mouth

As long as your implants are placed by a trained dentist, there’s very little chance of a problem occurring. If you have additional concerns, you’ll want to ask your dentist about them during your initial consultation.

For a solution to missing teeth that’s as permanent and as sturdy as your regular teeth, call or schedule a consultation online at Kluth Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to learn more about implants.