Dr. Amy Marckese-Braun with Dental Spa provides patients with quality dental implants under one roof at her Indianapolis, IN dentist office. She will meet with you to thoroughly evaluate your dental health and discuss your cosmetic goals to ensure that dental implants are right for you. If you qualify for dental implants, Dr. Marckese-Braun will first create a personalized treatment plan. The dental implant procedure, from evaluation to securing the dental restoration, usually takes five to eight months, and most patients don’t experience a disruption to their daily lives. The process time may take longer if treatments are necessary before your implant surgery. People who require a bone graft or gum disease treatment will need to address those issues first. Extra healing time will be require and that will extend the total process time-frame.
Dr. Marckese-Braun is able to perform a majority of the procedures for dental implant in Indianapolis, IN at her dentist office. A small number of cases are referred to specialists to have the dental implant placed.
Dental Implant Procedure
The process takes place in three phases; dental exam and creation of treatment plan, surgical implantation of the implant and attachment of the replacement tooth.
Treatment plan – Once Dr. Marckese-Braun has determined if dental implants are a good fit for you, she will create a customized treatment plan tailored to you and your needs. No two patients are alike and each situation involving missing teeth is unique. Dr. Marckese-Braun will present you a plan that takes into account the number of missing teeth and the condition of your jawbone.
Placing the Implant – If a tooth extraction is needed, that will be performed first. Then Dr. Marckese-Braun will surgically place the dental implant, a tiny titanium post, into the bone at her Indianapolis, IN dentist office. The titanium post is designed to fuse with the jaw bone for a permanent bond that will support natural bone regeneration. The healing process can take anywhere from 3 – 5 months. In some cases, Dr. Marckese-Braun may be able to immediately replace the dental implant with a dental crown, bridge or denture. In other instances, a temporary restoration will be placed while the implant heals and integrates with the bone.
Restoring the Dental Implant – While the dental implant is healing, your dental crown, denture, or dental bridge will be fabricated at a dental laboratory according to our specifications. Once the dental implant has fully fused with your jaw bone, Dr. Marckese-Braun will attach the abutment to the implant post. Then the dental crown, dental bridge or denture is secured to the dental implant abutment for a permanent restoration.
After Care – The dental implants will look and function the same as natural teeth, in fact, you might even forget you have a dental implant. They require the same proper oral hygiene routine as your original teeth. You will be able to floss and brush normally. Routine visits to the dentist are very important to ensure long term health and function of the implants.