Losing teeth can be a significant blow to one’s self-esteem and oral health. At Herman Family Dentistry, our Vincennes, IN implant dentist, Dr. Eric Herman, understands that taking the first step toward dental implants can be overwhelming.
Rest assured, we’re here to guide you through this transformative process, ensuring your complete comfort and confidence in choosing dental implants.
Your journey begins with a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Herman. This is your opportunity to ask questions about dental implants and gain a comprehensive understanding of the process and its suitability for your unique smile needs.
During this session, Dr. Herman will:
Together, you and Dr. Herman will decide if dental implants are the best solution for your tooth replacement needs. Should you choose this path, Dr. Herman will craft your personalized treatment plan.
Dr. Herman will use the information he gained from your initial consultation and evaluation to design a tailored treatment plan. This includes identifying the optimal dental implant solution for you and determining if any additional supplemental procedures, such as bone grafting or gum disease treatment, are necessary to prepare your mouth for implant placement.
Dr. Herman initiates the process by securely implanting the fixture into your jawbone. In some cases, the abutment and replacement tooth, bridge, or full-arch denture are affixed during the same appointment, providing you with an immediately restored smile.
Alternatively, he may fit a temporary crown onto the fixture, allowing for proper jawbone healing before installing the permanent restoration. This healing phase, known as osseointegration, lasts approximately three to six months, forming a sturdy foundation for your replacement teeth.
Once you’ve healed, your second appointment will mark the commencement of the restoration process. Dr. Herman will affix your custom porcelain crown, seamlessly blending it with your natural teeth.
He’ll make any necessary adjustments before placing and securing the restoration. With your newly restored smile, you’ll leave our Vincennes office feeling confident and rejuvenated.
Following your procedure, Dr. Herman will provide you with post-operative instructions for home care. These guidelines include:
Once you’re fully healed, maintaining your restoration is straightforward. A diligent at-home oral hygiene routine, coupled with biannual checkups and cleanings with Dr. Herman, will ensure your new smile stays in optimal condition.
Depending on your situation, you may be prescribed pain medication. Other than that, you can use over-the-counter pain medication to ease any discomfort you feel following your implant procedure.
Some soft foods we recommend include:
At our Vincennes office, Dr. Herman and his dedicated team are committed to providing you with the healthy smile you deserve through dental implant restorations. Dr. Herman and his team will walk you through each step of the process, ensuring you receive the best care possible. Schedule your consultation today by calling (812) 882-1572 to start your journey toward a restored smile with dental implants.
You can also fill out our online contact form, and our friendly staff will get to you promptly. Herman Family Dentistry proudly provides implant dentistry services to new and returning patients in the Vincennes area and the surrounding areas like Washington, Bruceville, and Decker, IN.
Dr. Eric Herman
608 South Quail Run Road
Monday: 9AM – 5PM
Tuesday: 9AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 9AM – 5PM
Thursday: 9AM – 5PM
Friday: 9AM – 4PM