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Dr. Amy Marckese at DentalSpa 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 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.

Our dentist in Indianapolis, IN 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.

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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.

Consultation and Treatment Planning

Dental implant planning is very meticulous. Dr. Marckese will begin with an exam to assess your oral health, review your medical history, and discuss your expectations. She will need images of your jawbone to determine if there is enough bone mass to support the implant fixtures.

If you qualify for implant treatment, Dr. Marckese will plan your entire treatment from how many dental implants you need to the type of dental restoration you need. Having a clear treatment plan is key to a successful dental implant treatment.

Surgical Placement of Implant Fixture

If a tooth extraction is needed, that will be performed first. Then Dr. Marckese will surgically place the dental implant, a tiny titanium post, into the bone at her Indianapolis, IN dentist office.

Using the treatment plan as a guide, she will make a small incision in the gums to expose the jawbone. A specialized drill is then used to create a hole in the bone for the implant fixture. Dr. Marckese will then carefully place it in the prepared site. She will close the wound with sutures.

The body initiates the process of osseointegration. This is where the titanium post will fuse with the jaw bone for a permanent bond that will support natural bone regeneration. It can take anywhere from 3 – 5 months to complete.

Restoring the Dental Implants

Once osseointegration is complete, the next step is to prepare the implant for the permanent dental restoration. Dr. Marckese will attach an abutment to the dental implants. They offer stability and support for the prosthetic teeth.

Then she will take dental impressions of the mouth. Dr. Marckese uses these impressions to fabricate your custom prosthetic teeth. You will need a dental crown if you are missing a single tooth or a dental bridge or denture if you are missing multiple teeth.

When your custom-made prosthetic teeth are ready, she will secure them to the abutments. Dr. Marckese will carefully check the fit, aesthetics, and functionality to ensure that the restoration integrates with your smile. Once satisfied, he will secure it to the abutments.

Dental Implants: Aftercare

Dental implant aftercare is vital for your new smile’s long-term success and health. After surgery, you need to follow the aftercare instructions. These are specific for each patient since no two dental implant patients are alike.

Manage swelling and discomfort with ice packs and pain relievers as prescribed. A soft diet is necessary for a few days to avoid stress on the implant sites. You should only add back normal foods into your diet when you feel comfortable or when your dentist says it is okay.

Avoid hard and sticky foods and hot drinks or food. Consuming these things can damage the sutures, strain the implant during the initial healing, or impede the wound healing.

Once you have dental implants surgically placed, you should avoid tobacco and alcohol. They can delay the healing process.

Proper oral hygiene is key immediately following surgery and in the long term. After surgery, gently brush the implant site, avoiding direct contact with the surgical area. Use the prescribed antimicrobial rinse as directed. Floss carefully to prevent infection and ensure cleanliness around the implant.

Once healed, maintain proper oral hygiene to ensure the longevity of your dental implants. Follow the guidelines for caring for your dental restoration to keep it functioning. Attend all your routine dental appointments to maintain good oral health and catch any issues with your dental implants in the early stages.

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