Dr. Eric offers a unique combination of artistic skill coupled with advanced scientific techniques. He has a special talent and vision for cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Eric has spent many hours studying the relationship between a healthy mouth and a healthy body. He has been bringing the best and the latest in dentistry to Northwest Indiana for over 30 years.
Dr. Eric is a member of many esteemed organizations including the American Dental Association and American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He has fellowships in the International Congress of Oral Implantology and Midwest Implant Institute.
Dr. Eric is an entrepreneur with multiple business ventures. In 2017, he was voted innovator of the year by The Society of Innovators. When not in the office, Dr. Eric enjoys spending time with his family. He is married with four children. He and his wife are very supportive in the community and schools, and they serve on many boards. Dr. Eric also likes classic and exotic sports cars, hockey, golfing, tennis, and skiing.
Replacing a single tooth with a single tooth implant does not endanger the health of the neighboring teeth. Because a dental implant will replace your tooth root, the bone is better preserved. Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact. Several missing teeth can also be replaced with individual implants. With this method, a dental implant will be placed at the site of each missing tooth, providing ideal replicas of your lost teeth. Multiple teeth may also be restored with an implant bridge, which is a prosthetic comprised of three or more crown units, depending upon the number of missing teeth.
One of the most rewarding and exciting new procedures in dentistry today is the system for making loose dentures tight and comfortable. Mini dental implants provide denture patients with the ability to eat, smile and speak with confidence. In as little as 1 hour, 4-6 dental implants can be placed and your dentures can be fitted over the implants. The patient leaves the office with stable denture which can be used IMMEDIATELY. In addition, placement of these implants results in little to no post operative discomfort. Many patients who were not candidates for conventional implants because they didn’t have enough bone or because of finances are now mini dental implant candidates.
Made of Hybrid Resin or Zirconia, the removable bridge involves placement of between 6-10 implants, determined by bone volume and bone quality. This is a fixed hybrid bridge that can be detached by the dentist as needed at recall cleaning visits.