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Areas of missing teeth can cause embarrassment and lower your self-confidence, but White River Dental can provide you with several options to replace a missing tooth, as well as explain the specific benefits of each method of tooth replacement. Below we have provided you with basic information regarding dental implants and their uses.

Dental implants are very strong and long-lasting, helping your smile to feel natural once more. Furthermore, their custom make allows dental implants to match your other teeth in size, shape, and color.

Despite their durability, dental implants can still be damaged, becoming worn, chipped, or cracked, but the replacement process is fairly quick and simple.

An oral surgeon surgically places the dental implants in the jawbone, and while this method may seem a little intimidating, it can actually stimulate bone growth and help to prevent bone loss following the extraction of teeth.

Once your dental implant is in place, you can once again chew and eat properly. The placement of the dental implant in your jawbone enables it to remain sturdy and aid you in properly pronouncing any words that tooth loss has caused you to slur.

If you choose to receive a dental implant, you will need to maintain proper care of your teeth to keep the implant in good shape. This includes quitting the use of tobacco products, regularly attending dental checkups, and brushing and flossing your smile every day.

For more information about dental implants in Greenwood, Indiana, and whether you should seek tooth replacement, contact White River Dental at 317-881-4726 and schedule your consultation with our friendly dentist, Dr. Jim Heck.