Dental implants are the most reliable form of tooth replacement. They are also the longest-lasting. Because they are inserted directly into the jaw, they are able to replace missing tooth roots, which helps prevent changes to the size and shape of jaw bone. After placement, dental implants undergo a process called osseointegration where they are secured into bone by osteoblasts and connective tissue. Once secured, an implant should not come loose or fall out unless advanced gum disease or another serious oral health issue arises.
If you live in Indianapolis or any of the surrounding communities and you are missing one or more teeth, call Dr. John R. Phelps at 317-548-6217 to schedule a dental implants consultation today.