The Dental Center of Mishawaka
112 Ironworks Avenue, Suite B1, Mishawaka, IN 46544

Should You Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants?

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When teeth develop extensive disease, a root canal is often the only way to save them. If they can’t be saved, they must be extracted. Unfortunately, extraction leaves unsightly gaps in your smile, and this can affect your self-confidence as well as your ability to chew foods normally. Over time, your missing teeth can also cause adjacent teeth to shift. If you have adequate healthy jawbone and gum tissue, affordable dental implants are a reliable and natural-looking way to restore your smile. If you need more than one tooth replaced, implant dentures or bridges are another option. 



Understanding the Dental Implant Process


Dental implants are stable and reliable, and they don’t require procedures on adjacent teeth. While some can be placed in one day, many implant restorations take place over the course of several appointments. First, a titanium screw is inserted into your jaw and covered with gum tissue. It is allowed to fuse with your jawbone for several months before the abutment, an extension that holds the crown, is placed. In some cases, the implant and abutment are a single unit and only require one surgery. After a healing period, the dentist fashions a natural-looking permanent crown and cements it into place to complete the restoration. All dentists receive some training in implant surgeries while in dental school, but depending on your needs, you may be referred to an endodontist, oral surgeon, or other specialists for evaluation and care. 



Dental Implants: An Excellent Alternative


Since even the best dental implants aren’t the same as your natural teeth, it’s always preferable to save your teeth through root canals or other treatments when possible. However, when that’s not an option, a dental implant is an excellent alternative. The best candidates for dental implants have good overall health and oral hygiene and don’t smoke.

Talk with your dentist, endodontist, or periodontist about your eligibility for dental implants.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Mishawaka, call The Dental Center of Mishawaka today at (574) 285-0460 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mishawaka. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Mishawaka, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at The Dental Center of Mishawaka.

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Explained what was going to be done and during procedure, made my daughter comfortable.
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I honestly feel like I’m treating myself every time I have an appointment!
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They are good to deal with and treat you with respect and make you feel at ease
Maury B.
Any doctor/dentist visit can be stressful but it’s anything but that at The Dental Center. You all have made my visits very pleasant.
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Why didn’t I start going here a king time ago?? They’re friendly, professional & quick! Affordable too! Dr. Gasko is the best!!!!!
Nioaka W.
Took my 5-year-old to get cavities filled, he actually fell asleep! I got to stay with him the whole time. The staff was amazing, I would highly recommend this office.
Angela F.
I went in for a tooth that had me in excruciating pain. Everyone was so nice! They got me right in and even called to schedule the root canal for me!
Angela P.
Very patient friendly, not many people like going to the dentist but everyone in the office makes it a pleasurable experience.
Debbie S.
Great customer service! The hygienist and doctor was extremely gentle and caring. They respected my privacy during my visit. I highly recommend The Dental Center!!
Amy G.
Everyone is so nice and worked my kids in for sealants while we were there
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Everyone was so polite and so good with my kids.
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A very good experience.
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Satisfaction in service, quality care, friendly atmosphere and familiar faces. My dental hygienist is kind and thorough & does her job well.
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Organized and friendly..
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They are good to deal with and treat you with respect and make you feel at ease
Maury B.
Dental assistant was caring and professional.
Maria A.
the dentist keizer i believe was his name who has taken over all my dental work since i was about 20 has been amazing. super friendly, explains things so i fully understand, and even goes above and […]
Alyssa W.
overall staff was great felt like they care about everyone. No pressure they give you honest advice and let you make the decide what course to take the your dental health.
Greg C.
Everyone was very nice. I liked how my options were explained to me and then received a statement that clearly indicates the financial responsibility of each procedure.
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Competent and very nice folks.
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