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Dental Implants

Restore Your Smile with Quality Dental Implants in Kokomo

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If you are tired of the challenges and frustrations that come with missing and damaged teeth, dental implants may be the solution for you. At J Jenkins Family Dentistry, we believe restoring your smile can significantly impact your overall well-being. Whether you have a single missing tooth or multiple gaps, our implant placement and restoration services are designed to rebuild your confidence and quality of life.

Our experienced team, led by Jordan M. Jenkins, DDS, is dedicated to providing excellent dental care that keeps your comfort in mind. From consultation to final restoration, we will be with you every step of the way, so you can have peace of mind that your smile is in capable hands. Find out if our dental implants in Kokomo are the treatment for you by scheduling your consultation today!


What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a restorative treatment where an artificial tooth root is surgically placed in your jawbone to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental implants can be broken down into three main parts. The post is the piece that is implanted into your jaw and serves as a substitute for missing tooth roots. An abutment connects the post to the visible part of the implant, called the prosthetic, which can be a crown, bridge, or denture. The post and abutment are typically made of a body-safe material like titanium, and through a process called osseointegration, the post fuses with living tissue and bone to become a permanent part of your jaw.

You may need a dental implant because of significant tooth decay, broken teeth, or lost teeth. Regardless of the reason for needing them, it's important to have good gum health and enough jawbone density to support the implants. Our team will perform a comprehensive exam to see if dental implants are right for you and help you get any pretreatments you might need to qualify.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are a good option for almost anyone with missing teeth. Losing a tooth can impact your ability to speak and chew and lead to facial sagging as your jawbone weakens over time. These things can impact your self-confidence, and missing teeth can cause your remaining teeth to shift out of place.

However, with dental implants, you can restore your smile and prevent the issues that can come with prolonged tooth loss. Some of the benefits include:

  • Restoring function to your bite, making it easier to speak and eat normally
  • Preventing your teeth from shifting and jawbone weakening
  • Looking and feeling like your normal teeth, resulting in a natural-looking smile

Types of Dental Implant Restorations

When you come in for a consultation, Dr. Jenkins will thoroughly examine your oral health to determine which implant-supported restoration is right for you. We strive to help you achieve a natural and flattering-looking smile with durable materials and customized restorations. Our office works with single tooth, multiple teeth, and full arch replacements, such as:

Crowns: Ideal for patients that only need a single tooth implant or have a few missing teeth in different parts of their mouth. These restorations use a single implant for each tooth it replaces.

Bridges: An implant-supported bridge can be a good solution if you have multiple missing teeth in a row. It uses two implants placed on either end of the gap in your smile. Then, the bridge is secured to the implants and fills in the missing teeth.

Dentures: Implant-supported dentures offer a solution to replace up to a full arch of teeth. They offer numerous advantages over traditional dentures because of their fixed nature. They typically require six to eight implants. 

When we place your custom restoration, we will make any necessary adjustments and ensure it is comfortable and feels natural. To preserve the longevity of your new smile, it's important to maintain good oral hygiene with brushing, flossing, and regular dental exams. Luckily, caring for your dental implants is just like caring for your regular teeth.

Your Place for Dental Implants in Kokomo

Your smile is important to your health, confidence, and overall quality of life. At J Jenkins Family Dentistry, we are dedicated to helping you regain a functional and beautiful smile with dental implants. Our team combines skill and experience with compassionate care to create a smile that you can be proud of. We value your comfort and satisfaction and will work closely with you to create a plan that fits your unique needs. Whether you need a crown, bridge, or denture, Dr. Jenkins can provide the precise and efficient care you deserve. If you need dental implants in Kokomo, look no further than our practice. Call our office to schedule your appointment today!