Implant Dentistry and Periodontics - Michael D. Edwards, DDS, MSD
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Why Go to a Periodontist for Dental Implants in Indianapolis?

At Indy Implants, we provide high quality care and services for dental implants. We want to help our patients get correct information on the different procedures available. If you are well-informed, you can make better choices for you and also find peace of mind when going to see a dentist.

Dr. Edwards is our Indianapolis periodontist, serving both our Fishers and Indianapolis offices. Aside from his periodontal services, he also provides dental implants.

What is a Periodontist?

The term periodontist is one that many people are not familiar with. Basically, it is a dentist who specializes in preventing and treating periodontal disease and placing dental implants. Placing dental implants is one of the main services periodontists provide. But, they are also are experts in treating oral inflammation. They are specialists that receive three extra years of education after dental school.

At Indy Implants, we pride ourselves on staying up to date on innovative techniques in the field. Dr. Edwards keeps up on the latest and best practices for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. He is also experienced in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.

Dr. Edwards can treat cases of periodontal disease that range from mild to severe. There are many treatment options including scaling, laser periodontal therapy, and even oral cancer exams. Plus, he can also perform surgical procedures such as placing dental implants.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a metal post or frame surgically inserted into the jawbone beneath the gums. This post provides a strong foundation, like a replacement root, on which to mount replacement teeth.

Dental implants in Indianapolis are effective because they fuse to the jawbone and create a stable, long lasting support for artificial teeth. After your Indianapolis periodontist inserts the implant, you can get crowns mounted. These replacement teeth won’t slip around in your mouth, even while eating. The dental implant procedure makes for a strong, secure fit that looks and feels more natural than traditional bridges. Dental implants are also more secure and tend to last longer than these other methods.

Differences Between Dental Implants and Crowns

Periodontists insert dental implants with a procedure that your regular dentist will not perform. You can go to a regular dentist for a crown which is when they place a cap on a part of a tooth above the gumline. Placing crowns does not involve creating a secure foundation for artificial teeth. Dr. Edwards can refer you to great dentists who provide crowns and bridges after the procedure!

Dental Implants Indianapolis

The placement of dental implants is part of a periodontist's specialty and goes hand in hand with the study of gums and bone. Request an appointment today to discuss dental implants with Dr. Edwards.

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For many people, getting a traditional bridge or denture is not comfortable or possible because of problems with the mouth. Also, if people are missing many teeth, a bridge may not be possible. Implants have the advantage of not needing any adjacent teeth for the procedure.

You will, however, need to have healthy gums and bones that can support the implant. Dr. Edwards can work with you to improve gum health. He can provide a treatment plan to work towards getting a dental implant if that course of action is right for you. There are two main types of implants recognized as safe by the American Dental Association. They are:

With both types of dental implants offered in our Indianapolis and Fishers offices, we can recommend a qualified dentist to get an artificial tooth attached to the post.

Our Indianapolis Periodontist Provides Exceptional Care

We insert dental implants in our Indianapolis and Fishers offices. Our periodontist has several years of experience creating and inserting dental implants. You can trust that Dr. Edwards will listen to your concerns and individualize your care to fit your needs. He will listen to you and take what you say seriously. Providing exceptional patient care is important to us. For many people a dental implant in Indianapolis is the best route to go when looking for artificial teeth replacement. Dental implants provide a stronger foundation than other kinds of tooth replacement. Plus, they can be an alternative for people who, for one reason or another, are not candidates for traditional bridges or dentures. Dental implants are less likely to shift and move over time, and they are also more natural looking and feeling.

Contact Us Today!

Indy Implants provides dental implants in Indianapolis and Fishers. We are happy to schedule you a consultation with our periodontist to see if a dental implant is right for you. Please feel free to call our office to schedule an appointment! You can also learn if you are a candidate for dental implants here.

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After Implant Placement Surgery