Dental implants in Merrillville are the gold standard in tooth replacement for a number of reasons. An implant restores not only your lost tooth and your smile but also your root, which protects against bone loss. It is also the closest you can get to having the appearance and function of a natural tooth.
How Dental Implants Work
Tooth implants naturally fuse and integrate with your bone due to their titanium component. This process, called osseointegration, takes anywhere from three to six months. When the process is completed, your dental implant provides stability and function, and we are able to add a tooth crown.
We can also use dental implants to support prosthetics like a bridge or denture for patients who are missing multiple teeth.
Dr. Lukasik can discuss options for replacing one or multiple teeth with you during an evaluation. He'll let you know if you're a good candidate for dental implants and how long it will take to complete the process and restore your smile. For patients who are getting dentures or replacing teeth in the sightline of your smile, there may be some temporary solutions to restore your smile while your implant is healing and integrating with your bone.
How To Get Dental Implants In Merrillville
To learn more about dental implants and how they can restore your smile, contact Southlake Dental today at (219) 769-6424 to schedule your evaluation with Dr. Lukasik. You can schedule a dental consultation online through our contact page.