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Implants in Indianapolis and Fishers, IN

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About Dental Implants

At Martin Dentistry in Indianapolis and Fishers, IN, we understand that losing a tooth can lead to various issues beyond just a gap in your smile. Without the tooth's root to stimulate bone growth, the surrounding jawbone may deteriorate, causing problems like shifting teeth and compromised biting function. Traditional fixes like dental bridges and partial dentures may not address these concerns adequately and may require frequent repair and replacement.

Experience a long-term, permanent solution and regain a beautiful, natural-looking smile with dental implants. Our team of dentists, including Dr. Stephanie Martin, Dr. Lindsey Garrison,, and Dr. Lynn Marshall, specialize in dental implants crowns designed to resemble natural teeth. Led by our Implant Specialist, Dr. Matt Martin, we evaluate each patient's unique needs to determine the most suitable implant treatment plan.

Our dental implants feature bio-compatible, decay-resistant titanium posts that serve as roots, stimulating bone growth and providing stability to your bite. Unlike removable options, such as dentures, dental implants stay securely in place, eliminating concerns about adhesives or slippage.

Benefits of dental implants include:

  • Preservation of jawbone health

  • Stable, non-removable solution

  • Preservation of adjacent teeth

  • Reduced maintenance requirements

  • Ability to enjoy all foods with confidence

  • Improved speech and confidence

Additionally, dental implants can also be utilized to enhance the stability of dentures, providing added comfort and functionality.

With proper home care and regular maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime, offering patients long-term savings and peace of mind. Schedule a consultation with us to explore how dental implants can transform your smile and improve your quality of life.

What to Expect

Prior to the dental implant procedure, a thorough examination will be conducted. The dentist will examine the teeth and jawbone to assess whether the gums are healthy enough and if the patient has enough bone to properly support an implant. X-rays will be taken to help the dentist develop impressions of the mouth to ensure replacement teeth fit accurately and naturally. A local anesthetic can be given prior to the implant to minimize pain and discomfort. The dentist will place the small titanium post implant into the missing tooth’s bone socket. During the course of the jawbone healing, it will grow around the implant.

The jawbone healing process can take 3 – 6 months as it lays a strong foundation for the replacement tooth to be placed. At this time, a small abutment, or connector post, is attached to the implant so that a new tooth, called a crown, can be placed. Other replacement options, such as bridges or dentures, can be used as well. The replacement will match the color, shape, and size of the patient’s natural teeth to give it a consistent look.

Temporary vs. Permanent

Once the dental implant is set, a patient has the option of temporary or permanent replacement teeth. Permanent teeth such as crowns and bridges are fixed into place. Some patients may opt for removable dentures that can be moved as needed. The dentist will work with the patient in order to determine the best option.

Treatment Aftercare

After the dental implants are installed, most patients report little to no pain. If there is any soreness, an over-the-counter pain medication can be taken. It is important for a patient to practice good oral hygiene after the procedure. This includes regularly brushing, flossing, and rinsing with antibacterial mouthwash. It’s also important to keep up with regular dental appointments. If a patient practices proper oral hygiene and treats the implant with care, a dental implant is extremely durable and should last for a lifetime. In some instances, the replacement teeth may deteriorate due to wear and tear and may need to be replaced.

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If you want to be proud of your smile again, dental implants can fill in missing teeth for a more attractive appearance. Anyone who has missing teeth is encouraged to call our office today to make a consultation and find out about their dental implant options.

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