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Dental Implants

Kevin J. Welch, DDS -  - Dentist

Muncie Dental Care & Denture Center

Kevin J. Welch, DDS

Dentist located in Muncie, IN

When you feel confident about your smile, you feel confident about your life. Kevin J. Welch, DDS, and the accomplished dentists and licensed denturists at Muncie Dental Care & Denture Center create dental implants for adult patients of all ages. Located in Muncie, Indiana, Muncie Dental Care & Denture Center's exceptional team can replace severely damaged or missing teeth so you can enjoy your best smile. To learn more, book an appointment online or call for a consultation.

Dental Implants Q & A

What do dental implants do?

Many adults think dental implants are the next best thing to having natural teeth, and they might be right. When you lose your teeth as a result of a traumatic injury, decay, or an illness, it can hurt your self-esteem. Dental implants are strong, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

A dental implant is a metal post that a dentist implants into your jawbone beneath your gums. A dental implant is like an artificial tooth root. After the post is implanted and your mouth has healed, your dentist will attach the new replacement tooth, or crown, to the metal post permanently. The implants fuse to your jawbone, which makes them incredibly steady and secure.

These metal posts also work to help dentures, crowns, and bridges stay solidly fastened to your jaw.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

On top of looking, feeling, and functioning like your natural teeth, dental implants provide the following benefits:

  • Are a permanent, lifelong solution
  • Offer an economical solution to replacing missing teeth
  • Help maintain your natural smile and face shape
  • Protect your healthy jawbone
  • Help prevent decay of surrounding natural teeth
  • Allow you to speak comfortably and naturally
  • Don't fall out or move around in your mouth
  • Are sturdy enough for chewing all types of foods
  • Aren't wide open to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Offer a time-tested, predictable result for tooth repair

Who are candidates for dental implants?

If you're missing teeth, you may be an ideal candidate for dental implants. Your jaw must be finished growing, and your gums must be healthy. Dental implants are not for children but are an excellent solution for adults.

You may also be a good candidate for implants if you're tired of having dentures that won't stay in place, or if you're ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Women or men looking for a more permanent, long-term solution to dental work may be good candidates for implants. Your dentist discusses all your options and answers your questions during your consultation.

Schedule your consultation online or call Muncie Dental Care & Denture Center today. A confident new smile could be just around the corner for you.