Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants is one of the best things that you can do for your oral health and appearance. Unlike other types of restorations that gradually give into the effects of time, 98% of implants last for the rest of your life. They’re one of the best investments that you can make for your future smile.
Types of Implant Restorations Available
Depending on the number of missing teeth you have, you may want to choose between one of the following:
Implant Crowns – This option mimics the design and appearance of a single missing tooth. Your individual implant is surgically placed and then topped with a customized porcelain CEREC crown.
Three Unit Dental Bridges – Instead of wearing a removable partial denture, we can replace up to three teeth at a time using only two implants. Each implant suspends the end of an extended porcelain bridge. While conventional bridges work for replacing one or two teeth, implant bridges can replace more teeth at one time.
Implant Retained Dentures – Do you struggle with ill-fitting dentures or a prosthesis that just won’t stay in place comfortably? An implant supported denture gives you more freedom to speak clearly and eat with confidence when you’re out with friends. Our Indianapolis dentist can use an “All-on-4” approach, or you may opt for a “plate” that snaps in and out over your implant locators.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
The main concern as to whether or not you’re a candidate for implant treatment, is whether or not your jaw is healthy enough for the procedure. We’ll take a diagnostic x-ray to assess the quality and height of your bone, along with an exam to screen for underlying gum disease.
If you need to have a tooth pulled, it is best to arrange to replace it as soon as possible. Otherwise, the surrounding bone will start to shrink over time. In most cases, we recommend placing the implant and allowing around six weeks to let the surgical site fully heal before putting a permanent crown over it.
Affordable Implants in Indianapolis
Washington Square Cosmetic & Family Dentistry offers convenient 0% financing through CareCredit. If you don’t have dental insurance, be sure to ask about our Smile Indy Savings plan, which includes annual preventive care plus an additional 20% off treatments like dental implants. Call today!