Missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile, but dental implants allow you to eat, speak, and laugh with confidence.
Our dentists provide comprehensive dental implant treatment, so we can place and restore your implants with custom dental restorations.
At Harrison Dental Group, we are dedicated to providing high-quality treatment at our two conveniently located offices in Fort Wayne, IN...
Benefits of Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Implants
Advances in dentistry allow implants to provide a stable bite, making everyday activities feel natural and easy again. With proper home care and regular exams, your dental implants can last a lifetime, saving you both time and money in the long run. There are a range of benefits associated with dental implants:
Preserve Bone Structure
When even a single tooth is lost, the body begins redirecting nutrients and minerals away from certain sections of the jaw to be used in other parts of the body. Implants act as artificial tooth roots, stimulating the jaw bone and sending signals to the brain that regenerative resources are still necessary. Unlike alternative treatments, implant-supported false teeth stabilize and preserve your jaw bone, preventing the "sunken face" look associated with missing teeth.
Enjoy Your Favorite Foods Again
Dental implants offer for the right patients, like making it possible for you to eat anything you like. By creating a stable connection between your jaw and the restoration, the implant posts allow you to bite and chew with confidence. Implant-supported restorations placed at our Fort Wayne dental practice can also improve your nutrition because you can enjoy foods that require more chewing, such as meat and vegetables.
Speak with Confidence
Unlike natural teeth, conventional dentures tend to slide out of place at embarrassing moments, causing clicking noises and rubbing on your gum tissue. Dental implants don't move like dentures because they are anchored to the jawbone, which makes speaking easier and more comfortable.
Save Adjoining Teeth
With a traditional bridge, the teeth on either side of the gap in your smile must be altered to allow for the placement of crowns. In contrast, implant-supported restorations do not rely on other teeth for stability. In this way, dental implants can help you keep your other teeth healthy.
But Why Choose Us? We Combine Experience, Advanced Tools & Affordability
At Harrison Dental Group, our doctors have decades of experience. We also use advanced technology to offer incredibly safe, precise care, like 3-D x-rays and surgical guides. Lastly, we work with thoroughly vetted dental labs that produce beautiful, durable restorations.
We offer flexible payment plans and accept several types of financing to cover the cost of your care.
With this commitment to the highest standards, patients are often concerned about costs since implants are rarely covered by insurance. Single tooth replacements range from $2,500-$3,500 and we offer payment plans so that you can make more manageable payments over time. We also accept CareCredit® and Citi Health financing options, as well as offer in-house financing.
Build a Strong, Healthy Smile Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation
Drs. David Harrison, Keith Harrison, Waseem Taraji, and Bradford Korn proudly serve Fort Wayne and the surrounding areas. Whether you are missing one tooth or several, we invite you to contact us online to schedule an appointment and learn more about what a dental implant can do for you. You can also call our office at:
Missing Teeth? You're Not Alone.
Understanding the Dangers of Tooth Loss
Did you know 25 percent of U.S. adults aged 60 or older have lost all of their teeth and 40 percent of the American population is partially edentulous?
According to the American College of Prosthodontists, 178 million people in the United States are missing teeth, and these numbers are on the rise. Unfortunately, when a tooth is lost, the bone that once surrounded it starts to deteriorate. The surrounding teeth will begin to move and drift out of their proper places, causing dental problems with eating and speaking. Enamel can even break due to the change in your bite. Suddenly, eating the normal foods you love can become a challenge and your self-confidence can take a nosedive.
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Options for Replacing a Lost Tooth
For decades, the only options for tooth loss were traditional bridges or dentures. While these methods are successful at filling the gaps in your smile, they do not preserve your jawbone. They also come with added maintenance including the need for regular repair and replacement, which can be quite costly over your lifetime.
In contrast, today’s patients can benefit from the longevity and stability of dental implants.
A Closer Look at Dental Implants
Dental implants are made of biocompatible titanium and are surgically placed in your jawbone to make your restoration look, feel, and function like a natural tooth. You can customize your treatment with dental implants at our Fort Wayne, IN dental practice by replacing one tooth or several missing teeth. Implants provide a stable bite, making eating easy and eliminating the possibility of embarrassing slippage or “clacking” noises.
If you are missing all of your teeth, implant-supported dentures, which may or may not use mini implants, allow you to enjoy the benefits of implants including stability and bone preservation. With this restorative dentistry option, implants are placed in the bone and a new or existing denture is attached to them. The implants feel and function just like natural teeth.
Do I Qualify for Dental Implants?
The first step if you are considering dental implants is to visit one of our Fort Wayne locations to speak with a dentist. We can use our advanced cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) machine as well as x-rays to take scans of your jaw and determine whether you can undergo implant placement. One of our doctors will also sit down with you to discuss your medical history, as well as your goals, needs, and budget.
Good candidates for dental implants:
Are in good oral and overall health
Have sufficient bone density in their jaw
Can safely undergo implant placement surgery
Do not smoke or are willing to quit
Certain conditions, such as gum disease and jawbone atrophy, can interfere with your ability to receive implants. Our team can provide treatment for these conditions, allowing you to experience the life-changing benefits of an implant-supported restoration.
Curious what the treatment looks like?
An implant-supported crown consists of three distinct parts: a titanium post, an abutment, and a custom restoration (false tooth).
Your Implant Treatment Timeline
Restoring your smile with advanced procedures like dental implants takes several months to complete.
We prioritize your comfort and offer sedation.
"Everyone had smiles"
"I moved to Fort Wayne and was looking for a new dental home. Lucky for me I got it right the first time. A very warm and welcoming place. Everyone had smiles. It was just natural authentic atmosphere. I was in and out. No long waits or heavy paper work. The thing that I loved the most was how in depth they were with 1st time clients. They really took care of me. Not only that but they answer my every question to better my knowledge in this field. I left feeling like a million bucks..." Jaurice D.