Implant Dentistry in Indianapolis from W. Michael Princell, DDS
Indianapolis implant dentist, W. Michael Princell, DDS places and restores dental implants to support crowns, bridges, and dentures. As the most advanced method of caring for missing teeth, dental implants provide improved comfort and fit, as well as better retention than dentures or other tooth replacement options. Our practice utilizes CAD Cam digital imagery, as well as the super precise CAMLOG implant system to give our patients quality, long lasting results.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
When teeth are lost due to injury or disease, the lack of roots in the jawbone can cause it to recess. This bone loss can alter the integrity of nearby teeth and change your facial appearance. Surgically placing dental implants stimulates cell growth in the jaw, helping maintain the integrity of the jawbone and allowing you to avoid any potential negative side effects of missing teeth.
Some of the issues that may arise for patients who do not obtain implants include:
- Jaw bone recession
- Decreased ability to annunciate words clearly
- Inability to chew certain foods, which may also result in poor digestion of food
- Remaining teeth shifting into the gaps caused by missing teeth
- Sagging or sunken appearance around the jaw
During your consultation, we can assess bone density and determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants. For patients who may not have enough bone to support an implant, bone grafts are a viable treatment option.
Types of Dental Implant Solutions
There are numerous types of cases where a patient may be suitable for dental implant surgery. Some of the most common implant solutions patient opt for, include:
Single tooth replacement – For patients missing individual teeth, a single dental implant can be placed in each titanium post.
Implant-supported bridges – Similar to implant-supported dentures, when a sequence of teeth are missing a bridge can be securely fastened to crowns placed on dental implants.
Implant-retained dentures – For patients requiring full or partial dentures, implants are used to permanently securely hold the denture. This can improve comfort and stability compared to traditional dentures.
Overdentures – As an alternative to implant-retained dentures, this allows patients to have the security of fixed dentures and the flexibility of removable dentures that securely snap in and out of place.
Mini dental implants – Should a patient not have enough bone density to support a traditional implant, we can place an alternative mini implant that will accommodate their unique situation.
Have Questions about Dental Implants?
Opting for dental implants is an investment in the beauty and health of your teeth. It can improve your quality of life and your confidence. If you’re considering dental implants in Indianapolis, contact us to schedule your consultation today.