Martin Dentistry

12370 Olio Road, Fishers, IN 46037

Martin Dentistry
Martin Dentistry

12370 Olio Road
Fishers, IN 46037

Dental Implants (Single or Multiple Teeth) – Fishers, IN

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About Dental Implants

To replace a missing tooth or teeth with a long-lasting restoration, Martin Dentistry is proud to offer dental implants to Fishers, IN patients. Dental implants are metal posts surgically placed in your gums and jawbone to act like the root of the tooth. One or more posts can be attached to a denture, crown, or bridge for a beautiful restoration that can be cleaned like natural teeth. To fix a gap in your smile, schedule a consultation to get more information on dental implants at Martin Dentistry. Dental implants may help if you don't want to deal with loose crowns or removable dentures. Talk to one of our skilled dentists, Drs. Matthew Martin, Stephanie Martin, or Lynn Marshall, about what you would like and decide if implant dentistry is a good choice for you. With proper home-care and regular maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime, saving the patient time and money in the long run. Advantages of dental implants include:

  • Save the jawbone
  • Implants do not come in and out
  • Save adjoining teeth
  • Less maintenance
  • Enjoy all foods
  • Speak with confidence

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 the 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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Replace and Restore Your Smile

Implants with custom restorations can be a good choice if you are looking for a natural-looking replacement for a missing tooth that's easy to care for and lasts for many years. Our dentists can explain the steps needed including surgery for implant placement and your restoration options to help you make the best decision possible. If you would like to learn more about implants, make a consultation at Martin Dentistry.

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