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Dental Implants - Indianapolis Dentist / Dentistry
What Are Implants?
Implants are devices that replace the roots of missing teeth, and are
used to support crowns, bridges or dentures. Implants are placed in
your jawbone surgically. Most of the time, implants feel more natural
and secure than other methods of replacing missing teeth, such as
Dental Implants: Teeth That Look and Feel Like Your Own
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a dentist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants
are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some
What Dental Implants Can Do For You:
Types of Dental Implants in Use Today...
Implants Over Dentures or a Bridge...
How Implants Compare With Other Tooth Replacement Therapies...
A Candidate for Implants...
What Is The Treatment Like...
After Treatment Care...
While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more like a tooth saving situation rather than the traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on any neighboring teeth for support.
Titanium post and
Dental Implant looks
like a natural tooth
Dental implants are so natural looking, you may forget you ever lost
or replaced a tooth. You know that your confidence about your teeth
affects how you feel about yourself. Perhaps you hide your smile
because of spaces from missing teeth. Maybe your dentures don't feel
secure. Perhaps you have difficulty chewing. If you are missing one or
more teeth and would like to smile, speak and eat again with comfort
and confidence, there is good news! Dental implants are teeth that can
look and feel just like your own! Under proper conditions, such as
placement by a dentist and diligent patient maintenance, implants can
last a lifetime. Long-term studies continue to show improving success
rates for implants.
What Dental Implants Can Do For Me?
-- Replace one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth.
-- Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture.
-- Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
Different Types of Implants in Use Today
Endosteal [in the bone]: This is the most commonly used type of
implant. The various types include screws, cylinders or blades
surgically placed into the jawbone. Each implant holds one or more
prosthetic teeth. This type of implant is generally used as an
alternative for patients with bridges or removable dentures.
Subperiosteal [on the bone]: These are placed on top of the jaw with
the metal framework's posts protruding through the gum to hold the
prosthesis. These types of implants are used for patients who are
unable to wear conventional dentures and who have minimal bone height.
The Advantages of Dental Implants Over Dentures or a Bridge
Every way you look at it, dental implants are a better solution to the
problem of missing teeth.
Esthetic Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth! Since
dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they
prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompany
bridgework and dentures. No one will ever know that you have a
Tooth-saving Dental implants don't sacrifice the quality of your
adjacent teeth like a bridge does because neighboring teeth are not
altered to support the implant. More of your own teeth are left
untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health!
Confidence Dental implants will allow you to once again speak and
eat with comfort and confidence! They are secure and offer freedom
from the irksome clicks and wobbles of dentures. They'll allow you to
say goodbye to worries about misplaced dentures and messy pastes and
Reliable success rate of dental implants is highly predictable.
They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral
health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant,
and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of
Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and
underlying bone in the mouth. The members of your dental implant team
have the special knowledge, training and facilities that you need to
have teeth that look and feel just like your own.
Your dentist will work to make your dreams come true.
What Is The Treatment Like?
This procedure is a team effort between you, your dentist. You and
your dentist will consult to determine where and how your implant
should be placed. Depending on your specific condition and the type of
implant chosen, your dentist will create a treatment plan tailored to
meet your needs.
Replacing a Single Tooth - If you are missing a single tooth, one
implant and a crown can replace it. A dental implant replaces both the
lost natural tooth and its root.
Replacing Several Teeth - If you are missing several teeth,
implant-supported bridges can replace them. Dental implants will
replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots.
Replacing All of Your Teeth - If you are missing all of your teeth,
an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them.
Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of
Sinus Augmentation - A key to implant success is the quantity and
quality of the bone where the implant is to be placed. The upper back
jaw has traditionally been one of the most difficult areas to
successfully place dental implants due to insufficient bone quantity
and quality and the close proximity to the sinus. Sinus augmentation
can help correct this problem by raising the sinus floor and
developing bone for the placement of dental implants.
Ridge Modification - Deformities in the upper or lower jaw can
leave you with inadequate bone in which to place dental implants. To
correct the problem, the gum is lifted away from the ridge to expose
the bony defect. The defect is then filled with bone or bone
substitute to build up the ridge. Ridge modification has been shown to
greatly improve appearance and increase your chances for successful
implants that can last for years to come.
What Can I Expect After Treatment?
As you know, your own teeth require conscientious at-home oral care
and regular dental visits. Dental implants are like your own teeth and
will require the same care. In order to keep your implant clean and
plaque-free, brushing and flossing still apply.
After treatment, your dentist will work closely with you to develop
the best care plan for you. Periodic follow-up visits will be
scheduled to monitor your implant, teeth and gums to make sure they
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