All six of our LADD Dental Group locations provide high quality general and cosmetic dentistry. A few of the procedures we offer are: composite fillings, crowns, bridges, veneers, partials, dentures, extractions, as well as IV and oral conscious sedation.
Dr. Tara Emerick is our board certified orthodontist. She specializes in Invisalign, tradtional and clear braces, as well as advanced orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Jason Au-Yeung is our board certified dental implant specialist. He works along with Dr. Paez, who is our board certified prosthodontist. Together they are able to provide the gold standard in dental implant care.
We have two board certified dental specialist that specialize in wisdom teeth extractions. Our specialists can preform the procedure using IV sedation, oral conscious sedation, nitrous, or just local anesthetic. Whatever standard of care the patient wishes to have, we can provide.
Dr. Andrew Schemehorn has been providing the North Central Indiana community with quality endodontic care for the past twenty years! He and his team have extensive clinical experience providing root canal therapy for patients of all ages.
Dental implants replace natural missing teeth. Dental implants are posts surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone. They replace one or more teeth that are next to each other. Implants are an effective way to replace missing natural teeth. When teeth are lost because of disease or an accident, dental implants may be a good option. You may want to choose dental implants if:
People may choose implants to replace a single tooth, more than one tooth, or support a full set of dentures. Dental implants are made out of titanium (a strong, lightweight metal) and other materials. Millions of implants are placed by dentists every year in the United States, which makes them a very common and popular option for replacing teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Implants offer firm support to natural teeth and have many benefits, including these:
Single Tooth Dental Implant: A single tooth implant replaces the missing tooth's roots. it is a stand-alone unit and does not involve treating the teeth next to it. *If you are missing one or more teeth, there are many reasons why you should replace them:
An implant-supported bridge replaces the lost natural teeth and some of the tooth roots when more than one tooth is missing. Unlike traditional bridges, an implant-supported bridge does not need support from the teeth next to it. Implant-Supported DentureIf you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported denture can replace the missing teeth and some of the tooth roots. Because the bone in your jaw actually grows around the implants, an implant-supported denture tends to be comfortable and stable. This allows you the ability to bite and chew naturally. Steps of Placing a Dental ImplantTreatment will depend on your personal case and can take only one day, several months, or somewhere in between. Discuss with your Ladd dentist which type of implant is best for you. Then, we create a treatment plan for you. Implant placement usually involves 3 main steps:
Replacement teeth usually take some time to make. In the meantime, your Ladd dentist, periodontist, or oral surgeon may give you a temporary crown, bridge or denture. This will help you eat and speak normally untilyour permanent replacement teeth are ready. Talk to your LADD dentist or one of our dental implant specialists to see if implants are right for youImplants are not an option for everyone. You should be in good health and/or cleared by your doctor before scheduling any implant surgery.
If your LADD provider does recommend dental implant treatment:
Are you afraid of the dentist? You are not alone. That is why all of our LADD Dental offices provide sedation dentistry. In this video, Dr. Shoba is discussing the clinical benefits associated with oral conscious sedation! For more advanced cases, we also offer IV Sedation at select LADD Dental Group locations. Don't let your fear keep you from getting the dental care you deserve.
Dr. Schemehorn is shown discussing the clinical overview of root canal therapy with his lovely patient. Dr. Schemehorn has a wealth of clinical knowledge in the field of endodontics, and has been serving the Kokomo and Peru communities for over 20 years! Give LADD Dental Group a call today, and experience the difference of having a comprehensive dental team working for you!
We were fortunate enough to provide Free dental exams and simple cleanings to over 150 kids at our Head Start Program in Kokomo this past Friday! At LADD, we are strong believers in giving back to the communities that we serve. Which is why we are proud to announce that this year, we have already provided Free dental services and supplies to over 1,000 North Central Indiana families and communities!