We are so pleased to be able to welcome you to our new blog! Here we’ll be posting resources, information, and recommendations to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy, to know what to do when they aren’t, and to help you familiarize yourself with your options.
At Implant Dentistry and Periodontics, we pride ourselves on our conservative approach to treatments. Our first choice is always to preserve and restore your natural teeth and supporting structures using both surgical and non-invasive procedures, including periodontal cleanings and laser periodontal therapy. As Indiana’s premier periodontist, Dr. Edwards specializes in the treatment of gum disease and is dedicated to ensuring your gums are healthy and disease-free.
Dr. Edwards also specializes in the placement of dental implants when preserving your original teeth is not possible. Dental implants are replacements for missing teeth which look and function like the real thing. They consist of a metal post rooted in your jaw, an abutment which protrudes above your gum line, and one or more artificial teeth which fasten to the abutment and completely hide the metal fixtures, restoring the appearance of a full, natural smile. Installing a dental implant is a process which can take months, but Dr. Edwards is generally able to install temporary replacements on the day of your implant procedure. Dental implants are the best way to return your teeth to full function, and Dr. Edwards is an expert in placing and maintaining implants.
We understand that some of our patients may be in difficult financial situations, and we are always willing to work with you to find a payment option that fits your circumstances. What’s most important is that you get the treatment that you need. You don’t need a referral from a dentist to come to our practice; if you are experiencing periodontal problems or tooth loss, we can help you directly.
We hope that our website and blog will help you learn about and maintain your dental health. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have about our practice. To schedule an appointment, call our office or use our online appointment request form. Good luck, and keep smiling!