Is your smile lacking its former pizazz? Have you broken a tooth, or had to have teeth removed due to chronic, widespread damage and decay? Berquist Family Dentistry is proud to offer a full selection of advanced dental implants and teeth replacements to patients in Crown Point, IN, and the surrounding communities, including St. John, Cedar Lake, and Hebron.
What Is A Dental Implant?
When a tooth is too damaged to be saved with traditional crowns, fillings, and veneers, it must be removed to prevent the spread of decay to surrounding teeth. To ensure the integrity of your jawbone and bite line, Drs. Robert and Daniel Berquist strongly recommend dental implants. Implants consist of a base installed into the jaw bone, into which the prosthetic replacement teeth or crowns can be installed. They can also anchor permanent bridges or dentures.
Once the totaled tooth (or teeth) is removed, dentists clean the socket and drill a small hole in the jaw bone. They then insert the implant base, which is usually screw- or blade-shaped, and stitch gum tissue closed. The jaw and gums must heal around the implant base in order to ensure the replacement teeth fit as a natural extension of the bite line. After the base has healed, dentists surgically open the gums and attach the dental implants or bridges.
How Long Does A Dental Implant Last?
Done properly, and cared for with a rigorous oral hygiene regimen and biannual dental exams, dental implants can last for 40 years or more. Berquist Family Dentistry will custom craft your replacement teeth so they mesh seamlessly with your natural smile. No one but you will ever know!
Contact Us Today for a Crown Point, IN, Dental Implant Consultation
We’re happy to consult with you on the best treatment plan for your smile. Patients in Crown Point, IN, and the surrounding communities, including Merrillville, Cedar Lake, and St. John, are welcome to contact us regarding appointments for dental implants and prosthetics. You’ll love your new, healthy smile!