A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jaw bone beneath the gum line. This titanium post will act as the tooth root providing a strong foundation for the replacement tooth. Then Dr. Amy Marckese-Braun will use that to attach a dental crown in her Indianapolis, IN dentist office. A dental implant is the most natural-looking and innovative solution for replacing a missing tooth. They can last a lifetime if cared for properly along with regular dental visits.
Dental Implant for a Single Missing Tooth
Even one missing tooth can impact your self-confidence, oral health and physical well-being. If your tooth is not replaced in a timely manner, you may suffer from bone loss and your teeth will begin to shift. This can lead to numerous issues including TMJ disorders, chewing issues, and speech issues. There is no better option for a missing tooth than a dental implant fitted with a dental crown. Having a missing tooth can cause complex oral health concerns as well at other health concerns. A lost tooth can also increase the risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and bite problems.
The sooner you seek treatment for your missing tooth, the more effective and conservative the treatment will be. Indianapolis, IN dentist Dr. Marckese-Braun offers dental implants for a single missing tooth.
Single Dental Implant
A single dental implant can replace a missing tooth without damaging your surrounding teeth. In the long run, it is also easier to keep clean than a dental bridge. A dental implant is the most natural looking and sustainable option for replacing a single tooth.
Dr. Marckese-Braun will coordinate the entire treatment plan and work closely with the specialist in the Indianapolis, IN area when necessary to be sure everything is properly placed. Once the dental implant is a surgically implanted, over a 3-6 month period, the titanium post will fuse with the natural bone helping it to support the structure of the jaw. This will provide a secure base for the attachment of the dental crown.
Dr. Marckese-Braun will then secure a dental crown to the healed implant. The crown will be custom designed to aesthetically fit your smile. It will look natural and will blend with your other teeth. A dental implant will allow patients to maintain a normal oral hygiene routine and eat and speak with confidence. A dental implant will also provide long-term support of the jaw bone and deter deterioration or recession of the facial structure.
A tooth extraction may be recommended to address severe tooth decay or damage. A tooth extraction is used only when necessary. Dr. Amy always attempts to preserve natural teeth with dental fillings or root canals if possible. If an extraction is necessary, she will immediately replace the void with a dental implant post that will secure a dental crown.