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Single Dental Implants

Just one missing tooth will impact your oral health as well as your self-confidence. It is vital to replace the tooth in a timely manner to reduce the negative impact it will have the surrounding teeth, bone, and jaw. A missing tooth can lead to bone loss in the jaw and cause the surrounding teeth to shift. When your teeth shift out of place, it can lead to numerous issues, including TMJ disorders, chewing issues, and speech problems.

The number one solution for a damaged or missing tooth is a single dental implant. 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. Dr. Amy Marckese can provide you with a single dental implant in Indianapolis, IN. It 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.

Dr. Amy Marckese can provide you with a single dental implant in Indianapolis, IN

Are You Missing a Tooth? Choose a Single Dental Implant to Replace it!

There is no better option for a missing tooth than a dental implant restored 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. Dr. Marckese will coordinate the entire treatment process for your single dental implant. She will restore the implant at her Indianapolis, IN dentist office with a dental crown.

Single Dental Implant in Indianapolis, IN


A single dental implant can replace a missing tooth without damaging your surrounding teeth. In the long run, it is also easier to maintain and care for than a dental bridge. A dental implant is the most natural looking and sustainable option for replacing a single tooth.

Dr. Marckese will coordinate the entire treatment plan and work closely with our specialist. She will oversee the entire process to make sure everything runs smoothly and you receive the very best care.

Once the oral surgeon surgically places the dental implant, it will take about 3-6 months for the titanium post to fuse with the natural bone. The implant will help support the structure of the jaw by preventing bone loss. It will also act as a missing tooth root and provide a secure base for the dental crown.

After the 3-6 months, Dr. Marckese will then design your custom dental crown so that it blend in with your natural smile. She will secure it to the implant post. 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.

Simple Tooth Extractions Before Receiving a Single Dental Implant

Dr. Marckese may need to extract the tooth before she can move forward with the implant placement. A tooth extraction may be necessary to address severe tooth decay or damage. We only use this procedure when it is the last resort. Dr. Marckese will make every attempt to save and preserve your natural tooth with a dental fillings, inlays, onlays, dental crowns, and root canals. If you require a tooth extraction, she may be able to immediately insert the dental implant in the same visit.

Is a single dental implant worth investing in?

The dental implant will fuse to the surrounding bone, helping keep the bone healthy and intact. Your other options include a dental bridge, a removable partial denture, or simply not replacing the tooth. These options will eventually lead to bone deterioration and receding gums. A single dental implant that is restored with a dental crown will mimic a natural tooth. In the long run, the option is better for your oral health, more aesthetic, and easy to maintain.

Dr. Amy Marckese is a leading provider of tooth implants, and a trusted restorative dentist in Indianapolis, IN, and Marion county. Give us a call for more information regarding the process of replacing a lost tooth with an implant. Call us at 866.486.0230 or schedule an appointment online today.

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