DentalSpa by Dr. Amy Marckese offers complete placement of dental implants. 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 there are many options today 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, Dr. Marckese 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.
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:
Dental Implant Secured Dental Crown – Even a single missing tooth can cause serious oral health issues. Dental implants are the number one treatment recommended to replace a single missing tooth. Dr. Marckese will surgically place the implant post in the root canal. Once healed in about 3-6 months, the abutment will be attached, and a dental crown will be used to complete the restoration. The dental crown will be custom designed to aesthetically fit your smile.
Dental Implant Secured Dental Bridge – Traditionally, a dental bridge can be removable or fixed, attached to adjacent teeth using porcelain or metal. With both of these options, the long term outcome is often less than desirable and may require replacement down the road as the loss of teeth impacts the jaw and fit of the bite over time. A dental bridge is often used to replace several consecutively missing teeth. Dr. Marckese, an Indianapolis, IN dentist, recommends securing dental bridges with dental implants. Dental implants provide more structural support for the jaw and bite and need less maintenance.
Dental Implant Secured Denture – Many patients struggle with dentures that slip sometimes leading to embarrassing situations. Dentures that are secured using dental implants will eliminate that slipping. Dr. Marckese will strategically place as few as four dental implants which will maintain healthy jaw bone structure. These dental implants will be used to secure a hybrid denture. Dental implant secured dentures allow patients to enjoy a diet without restriction and can help patients feel more confident in their smile. Dentures secured by dental implants also eliminate the need for glues, adhesives, soaks or rinses.