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DentalSpa by Dr. Amy Marckese offers complete placement of dental implants in Indianapolis, IN. She is a highly experienced cosmetic and restorative dentist in Indianapolis, IN. Tooth implants are for patients who have lost teeth in their smile zone, or just a single tooth. Prompt and effective replacement is important for not only your dental health but for overall quality of life.

Although many options today exist for replacing one or more lost teeth, dental implants provide the most natural-looking and functioning results. They have the highest rate of overall patient satisfaction.

Dr. Marckese 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.

In either situation, our dentist in Indianapolis, IN, will coordinate the entire treatment plan and work closely with the specialist, when necessary, to be sure everything is properly placed. Our staff will assist you with any scheduling that may be needed in the event you are referred to a specialist.

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Types of Dental Implants

The type of dental implant you will need depends on several factors: the location and number of missing teeth. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Amy to learn which type is appropriate for you. She will also be able to provide you with a customized treatment plant. The types of teeth implants she offers include:

Implant-Supported Crown

One missing tooth can lead to major oral health problems and aesthetic issues. A single-tooth dental implant is the best replacement option. This type of implant restoration combines a dental implant with a dental crown to replace one missing tooth.

Dr. Marckese will secure the implant fixture in the bone, where it will serve as an artificial tooth root. The implant post will integrate with the jawbone and provide a secure foundation for the crown. Once the implant fuses to the bone, your dentist will attach an abutment, severing as a connector between the implant and the crown.

We will custom-create a dental crown to match the color, shape, and size of the surrounding teeth. When it is ready, Dr. Marckese will attach it to the abutment. An implant-supported crown will function just like a natural tooth and is easy to care for.

Implant-Supported Bridge

Typically, Dr. Marckese will surgically place at least one implant at each end of the gap created by the missing teeth. After the implants integrate with the bone, she will attach the abutments and design the permanent dental bridge. The bridge consists of dental crowns that will attach to the dental implants. In between the crown are pontics that will replace the missing teeth.

Implant-supported bridges offer enhanced stability and comfort. The unit is secured to the jawbone instead of natural teeth. This preserves the natural teeth because there is no need to alter them. It also helps stabilize the jawbone because the implants will stimulate bone growth, similar to natural tooth roots.

This solution provides a durable, functional, and aesthetically pleasing option for restoring multiple missing teeth. It will improve your ability to chew and speak and the appearance of your smile.

Implant-Supported Denture

Traditional dentures often cause patients problems because they slip around. This can lead to slurring, issues chewing food, and they can even fall out. An implant-supported denture is an alternative solution to replace an entire arch of teeth.

Dr. Marckese will typically place between two and eight dental implants in the jaw. After the implants integrate with the jawbone, she will connect the abutments and design a custom denture to fit your mouth. An implant denture can be screwed to the dental implants or snap into place.

Implant-supported dentures provide improved stability and retention over traditional dentures because they are anchored securely to the jawbone.

You will be able to chew food more efficiently and feel more secure because they will not slip around. Patients who switch from traditional dentures to implant dentures report an improvement in quality of life.

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