Dental Implants Indianapolis
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What Are Dental Implants?
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.
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Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.
“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”
For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, our doctors is able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.
Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. our doctors perform the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.
Providing Dental Implants in Brownsburg IN, Greenwood IN, Lebanon IN, Fishers IN, Franklin IN, Zionsville IN, Avon IN, Bloomington IN, Plainfield IN, Shelbyville IN, Carmel IN, & Noblesville IN.
Indiana Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates
Dr Heidelman is the very best oral surgeon that I have ever experienced. He is a professional, no pain, no problems!..............
- Jack F
I totally disagree with the one star rating by the previous poster. Schedules do not always go as planned. As a physician myself, in understand that last-minute emergencies, walk-ins, and staff shortages are just a few of the many things that can wreck a doctor's schedule. The care I received at this office was top-notch and my husband has also received excellent care by Dr. Hockma. I would recommend this office to my friends and family.
- Estelle A
The staff and doctor are outstanding. Despite my anxieties, experience was very positive.
- Craig P
I loved my experience at IOMSA! I would definitely recommend this place to family and friends! They were so caring and explained everything before doing anything. My surgery was to remove two implants that were infected and painful. Dr. Matthew Davis and the entire staff at the south Indianapolis office were amazing! I have had several oral surgeries but none compared to my experience at IOMSA. Comfortable and amazing experience!
- Tina S
Doctor Hockema and his staff were caring and professional . I would highly recommend them to everyone.
- Eric W
I can't say enough about Dr. Davis and the staff at IOMSA. I have a pre-existing condition that required coordination with a cardiologist which proved to be more difficult than it needed to be (by fault of the cardiology office) but everyone at IOMSA went above and beyond getting what was necessary for me to have my wisdom teeth pulled. They were incredibly helpful and just as importantly incredibly kind in what was an entirely frustrating situation for me. I would recommend them to anyone I know and I certainly know they're the first place I'll go if I ever need anything else done.
- Jennifer A
Jeffrey D. Buttrum, D.D.S. is a skilled surgeon who has performed multiple procedures. My first experience was jaw surgery. He gave me excellent patient care all through the visits, surgery, follow up and release. Years later I returned to have three teeth pulled. Have had successful implant for front tooth, which is no easy task. Now working with him on implant for two teeth. He is honest and offers options for patients. I travel about 45 minutes one way to see him, and it is always worth it. Thank you Dr. Buttrum.
- Jennifer L
This place is woundeful I will return best care in dentist I ever had
- Donald B