Are you having trouble eating the foods you love? If you would love strong, beautiful tooth replacements, contact Tulip Tree Dental Care for a dental implant consultation for patients who have a hard time chewing their food! At our South Bend, IN dental office, Dr. Nicole Hurcomb and our professional dental team can give you your confidence and oral function back with an array of restorative dentistry options!
Your Dental Implant Restoration Options
Dental implants are a tooth replacement option made up of three parts: the dental implant (the replacement tooth root), your restoration (the replacement tooth or teeth), and a small screw that connects the two.Dr. Nicole Hurcomb on Patients Have Hard Time Chewing Read Transcript
If you're having a hard time chewing, there's a lot of things that you can do. If you have a couple of teeth that are missing, we can replace those with a couple of options. You could do a couple of implants, which is, in dentistry, considered a lifetime restoration, so it's the longest-lasting restoration that you could probably get in dentistry, which you can't really say too often. You could get a couple of bridges, which is a crown on the front tooth of the space, a crown on the back tooth of the space, and then the lab fuses a fake one in between, but you have to take really good care of that. You got to floss under it every day and be really, really careful with hygiene and everything. Another option is, is if you get teeth missing on both sides of your mouth. We can do a partial denture, which is something that some people really like and really get along with. It does come in and out, so it's a removable prosthesis, and if you're missing a whole bunch of teeth, and you need extra chewing, and we have to go back to those dentures, we have lots of options for dentures. You've got traditional, you've got implant, which is kind of like some trailer hitches that we snap into, or we can go full-fledged, where you have dentures that are kind of screwed into some implants, and they don't ever come out unless I do it for you.
At Tulip Tree Dental Care, we offer several custom dental restorations that we can attach to dental implants, including:
- Dental crowns
- Dental bridges
So you can make the decision that is best for you and your smile, we will explain all your options.
We work closely with an oral surgeon who places dental implants. For your comfort, they will provide anesthesia and possibly dental sedation to numb the area before getting to work.
Once your dental implants have fused to your jawbone through a process called osseointegration, you will return to our South Bend, IN dental office to have your personalized restoration secured. You’ll walk out with a new and improved smile you can be proud of!
The Benefits Of Dental Implants
Compared to other restorative dentistry options, dental implants offer many advantages, because they provide:
- Superior oral function: regain 90 percent or more of your bite strength!
- Convincing tooth replacements: your new teeth will look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth!
- A sturdy foundation for restorations: your replacement teeth won’t slip or fall out!
Dental implants will also help you maintain your youthful look because they help prevent deterioration of your jawbone!
Book Your Dental Implant Consultation
If you want to replace your damaged or missing teeth and have a hard time chewing your food, call Tulip Tree Dental Care South Bend, IN dental office at 574-208-5668 to learn more about dental implants and our other options to restore your missing or damage tooth! You can use our online form as well.
Dr. Nicole Hurcomb graduated at Indiana University School of Dentistry, she became a dentist in two separate dental practice before starting her own dental practice, Tulip Tree Dental Care in 2014. Dr. Nicole Hurcomb is a member of various professional organization such as The American Dental Association, The Indiana Dental Association, The North Central Dental Society, and The Academy of General Dentistry.