Dr. Eric is a dentist who 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 the American Dental Association, the Indiana Dental Association, the Northwest Indiana Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American Laser Academy, the American Academy of General Dentistry, and the Chicago Dental Society. He is certified in sedation dentistry and belongs to the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. He has fellowships in the International Congress of Oral Implantology and Midwest Implant Institute. Dr. Eric is also the owner of a Mini Dental Implant Center of America. He is on staff at Community Hospital and Franciscan Hospitals in Dyer and Hammond.
Dr. Eric started Dental Home Health, a service that brings dentistry to the houses and facilities for those unable to go to the dentist. He is also the director of Dental Services at Hartsfield Village.
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.
Teeth Whitening, Dental Implants, Veneers
From routine cleanings and fillings to bruxism devices, Compton and Broomhead Dental Center is equipped to handle all your dental needs. To help you understand your options, we’ve included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
- Cosmetic Contouring
- Crowns and Bridges
- Specialty Dentures
- Cosmetic Fillings
- Root Canal Therapy
- Scaling and Root Planing
- Gum Surgery
- Maxillofacial Surgery
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Excessive or Uneven Gums
Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take x-rays, which includes the panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth.
Before development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth.
Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.
Not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant, however. For a successful implant to take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and have a strong immune system. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene.
Implants are so well designed that they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Implants are usually made of a synthetic yet biocompatible material like metal or ceramic.
Surgery is necessary to prepare the area for an implant and place the implant in the mouth. Following the procedure, a period of time is required for the implant to take hold and for bone tissue to build up and anchor the device. In some cases, metal posts are inserted into the implant during a follow-up procedure to connect the tooth.
Because implants require surgery, patients are administered anesthesia and, if necessary, antibiotics to stave off infection following the procedure.
Like any restoration, implants require diligent oral hygiene and proper care to ensure they last a long time.