The Dental Center of Granger
12840 SR 23, Granger, IN 46530

Dental Implants Can Restore Your Smile

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Endodontic treatments, also called root canals, are dental procedures intended to save teeth, but they’re not always possible. Sometimes badly diseased teeth must be extracted. When you’re left with missing teeth, the impact on your life can be significant. Tooth loss can affect your self-esteem, make it difficult to bite and chew, and cause your other teeth to shift over time. Fortunately, with enough healthy jawbone in place, affordable dental implants can often replace missing teeth. An implant is a surgically inserted anchor that fuses with your jawbone and holds an artificial crown in place. They can also be used as anchors for partial or full implant dentures and bridges. 



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. 



A Great Alternative


Even the best dental implants are not the same as your natural teeth, so it’s preferable to save your teeth through root canals or other treatments when possible. However, when it’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 implant placement. 


To learn about our family dentistry practice in Granger, call The Dental Center of Granger today at (574) 807-0438 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Granger. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Granger, 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 Granger.

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Patient Reviews
I only come for check ups and I enjoy talking with the dental assistant.
Callan O.
Great and friendly service.
Jaime B.
Dental assistant Kelsie did a great job.
Andrew C.
Dr. Douglas and staff are true professionals!
Todd N.
Awesome people, I have had the best experience with my dental care.
Larry A.
Julie does an excellent job. She is gentle and thorough and very nice.
Jeff S.
Katie did an amazing job! Dr. Douglas is the reason I stay. He’s awesome!
Trisha S.
The staff is great at their job. I trust them and know my time, comfort and level of understanding is a priority. I have never waited more than a few minutes for my appointment. The work is high […]
Kim C.
The technician, Julie, did a really good job cleaning my teeth and taking a few x-rays. The dentist, Dr. Cochran, was very pleasant and reassuring. Good job all around. Thanks.
Nellie T.
Very friendly staff and I love how things were explained to me in a way I could understand.
Belinda S.
Every thing went smoothly and (my teeth) had improved from the last time I was there. Can’t ask for more…..
Frances W.
The staff has always been curteous and professional. Also they explain everything so you have no surprises.
Duane B.
Dr listened to my ideas and concerns before looking at my teeth. He inspired confidence right away. No one has done that before
Ruth H.
EVERYONE was friendly and so kind. They made my family and I feel special and like we have been going there forever not just for the first time.
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Very friendly people! Fantastic service!
Karen W.
Excellent service
Larisa M.
Everyone is always so friendly. They always do a great job.
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I’ve been a patient for greater then 20 years. First because they were conveniently located to my home but I’ve stayed due to the excellent care. Dr Douglas and the staff are always […]
Don C.
I always have good service and it is very easy to make an appointment. There is always just a short wait and they are very efficient!
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every is always very friendly and they do a great job. I enjoy my experience when I am there.
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  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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