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Restore Your Oral Health with Dental Implants

Dental Implants are a fantastic option when it comes to restoring your oral health. There are endless benefits to CEREC Restorations and the ease they will bring to speaking, chewing, and having a healthy smile. This article answers some commonly asked questions about dental implants and will help you better understand this procedure and its benefits!

Located in La Porte, IN, Daniel W. Fridh, DDS, utilizes state-of-the-art technology to ensure that you have a healthy and bright smile. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!



What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a titanium screw surgically placed into your jawbone. The implant acts as an anchor for replacement teeth and can be used to replace missing teeth in one or both jaws. An implant can support a single crown (tooth-shaped cap), multiple crowns, or even a complete denture –the plastic base of an upper or lower set of partial dentures.

Replacement teeth attached to dental implants are often more natural-looking than traditional dentures because they don’t move around as much when you talk or eat, which makes them easier to clean and maintain the overall health of your mouth.



Why Choose Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the most natural-looking, permanent solution to tooth loss. Using titanium screws to anchor artificial teeth in place allows you to eat and speak as if you never lost your teeth at all. Dental Implants are more stable than dentures because they are attached directly to the jawbone rather than relying on gum tissue for support. They also require less upkeep than traditional dentures because they don’t need to be removed before eating or sleeping. This provides you with less choking hazard risk and a healthier smile overall.

Are you still determining if you are a candidate for dental implants? Today, speak with the skilled dental team at Daniel W. Fridh, DDS.



How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. A titanium post inserted into the jawbone is an anchor for a replacement tooth, which will be attached to the post by a screw. Bone growth will occur, strengthening the implant and providing a solid base for your new artificial teeth.

Once your implant has been successfully integrated into your jawbone, you can put on an artificial crown (cap) that looks just like any other tooth in shape, color, size, and shape – except this one won’t decay! Once these CEREC Restorations are complete, you will have a healthy, new smile.



What Occurs During an Implant Procedure?

Dental implant surgery is a two-step process. First, an implant is placed into the jawbone. Then, the implant is connected to a crown or bridge.

The first step requires anesthesia (a general anesthetic). We will place titanium screws into your bone so they can heal over time before we attach them to artificial teeth later on down the road! The second step involves ensuring that these screws have successfully integrated into their new home within your skull; this process usually takes several months before we can create artificial teeth for you!



What are the Benefits of CEREC Restorations?

  • Natural-Looking: No one will know you have CEREC Restorations because they are custom-created for you.
  • Comfort: They are more comfortable than traditional dentures.
  • Long-Lasting: You can enjoy your new smile for 20 years or more.


Restore Your Oral Health By Choosing Dental Implants

Dental implants are a great choice for restoring your oral health. Dental implants are the most reliable way to restore your smile because they last a lifetime – you don’t have to worry about them again. Many patients say that having dental implants feels like they never lost their natural teeth in the first place!



Reach Out to Dr. Fridh for a Consultation Today!

Dental implants are an excellent option for anyone looking to restore oral health. They can replace missing teeth or support dentures and work well with other dental treatments, such as fillings or crowns. 

Contact the Daniel W. Fridh, DDS team, for more information today!