If you are missing teeth, Dr. Amy Marckese-Braun in Indianapolis, IN offers several options for replacement including dental implants for multiple missing teeth. Dental implants provide long-term, highly effective results for patients missing multiple teeth. Multiple missing teeth can be replaced using several separate dental implants to replace individual teeth, or with the use of a bridge to replace consecutive missing teeth. Dental implants are the most natural-looking and innovative solution for replacing missing teeth.
Dr. Marckese-Braun will meet one-on-one with each dental implant patient. During your consultation, she will perform a thorough dental health exam to see if multiple dental implants are the right choice for you. Dr. Marckese-Braun is able to perform a majority of the procedures for dental implants in Indianapolis, IN at her dentist office. A small number of cases are referred to specialists to have the dental implants placed. In either situation, Dr. Marckese-Braun will coordinate the entire treatment plan and work closely with the specialist when necessary to be sure everything is properly placed.
Dental Implants For Multiple Missing Teeth
Individual Dental Implants
If you are missing several non-consecutive teeth, then a single dental implant for each missing tooth is the best treatment option. Each void will have a dental implant surgically placed. A dental crown will be attached to each implant for a permanent restoration. The crown will be colored matched to blend seamlessly with your smile.
Dental Implant Supported Bridge
For several consecutive missing teeth, Dr. Marckese-Braun may recommend using a dental bridge supported by a dental implant. Two or more implant posts will be surgically implanted in the jaw. These posts will permanently secure the dental bridge restoration. A dental bridge is traditionally secured using prepared adjacent teeth, essentially damaging healthy teeth. With the use of dental implants, a dental bridge can be permanently secured in place which helps to preserve the healthy adjacent teeth. Implants provide more structural support for the jaw and bite and need less maintenance compared to traditional bridges.
Dental Implant Supported Denture
If you are missing an entire row of teeth, either on top or bottom, Dr. Amy also offers dental implant dentures which provide a better result than removable dentures. Implant dentures can be supported by as few as four strategically placed implant posts that are surgically implanted. While this procedure does require a greater initial investment compared to dentures alone, implant dentures offer the best long term benefits. Denture implants also allow patients to enjoy a diet without restriction.
With the use of modern technology, dental restorations can now be color matched to your natural smile for a perfect fit. Dental implant secured bridges and dentures offer natural looking and secure tooth replacement.
Patients who chose dental implants enjoy an improved sense of self-confidence and enjoy a better quality of life. The implants will also help to stimulate natural bone growth in the jaw and maintain the structure of your face.