Dental Implants and Restorations for Missing Teeth
Dental implants are a technologically advanced dental treatment to replace missing teeth. Dr. Richard J Stuart, our Indianapolis implant dentist
, creates dental implant treatment plans to restore your smile’s function and beauty. With a focus on comprehensive dental care, our patients receive the quality and gentle treatment that they deserve, along with restorations that are durable and long-lasting.
What are Dental Implants?
Implants consist of posts that are typically made out of titanium, a biocompatible and exceptionally strong material, which are surgically placed into your jaw bone. Once the post has fused to the bone to mimic a tooth’s roots, it is topped by an abutment to hold the final restoration.
Implant restorations can consist of crowns, bridges and dentures depending on patient health and need. With work closely with oral surgeons to plan your implant surgery and any necessary pre-treatments, such as bone and soft tissue grafts. Dr. Stuart can provide patients with dental implant restorations options that include:
Overdentures – These dentures snap onto implants, as opposed to being held in place by messy dentures adhesive.
All on Four – This process for same-day teeth incudes a full arch of replacement teeth that are permanently placed atop four dental implants. All on 4 is ideal for patients with low bone quality who still want implant treatment.
Hybrid Restorations – these posts are mixed with titanium and zirconium to support fixed or removable restorations.
Dental implants can last a lifetime, given proper care and oral health maintenance. The high quality results provided by implants and prosthetics provide patients with a healthy bite and a beautiful smile. Dr. Stuart works with leading implant brands such as Straumann, Astra, and BioCare depending on patient need.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Being the most advanced treatment for missing teeth, dental implants provide benefits that make them an affordable investment in the long term in your oral health, including:
- Durable materials that require minimal future dental visits to maintain
- Prevent neighboring teeth shifting towards missing tooth gap
- Improve jaw bone density and health
- Stops early facial aging or collapsed facial structure
About your Indianapolis Implant Dentist
As a Fellow of the International Team of Implantology, Dr. Stuart works with number of surgeons who are also renowned for being on top of new techniques and for implant dentistry. Dr. Stuarts’ patients have access to professionals with advanced education and will receive quality care.
If you have missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures and you would like to know more about the health benefits of dental implants, please contact our Indianapolis dental office for more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Stuart.