Many people take their teeth for granted — until they lose one of them and formerly simple tasks such as speaking, chewing, and confidently smiling become tricky. If you want help filling in the gaps, Dr. Michael Gradeless, DDS specializes in permanently restoring smiles with dental implants.
Located in Fishers, IN, we welcome new patients from Indianapolis, Carmel, Noblesville, and surrounding areas. Contact us at (317) 841-3130 to schedule an appointment today. We also offer teeth cleaning exams and cosmetic dentistry services.
About Teeth Implants
Considering a tooth implant? You’re not alone. Over 69 percent of adults between 35 and 44 years of age have lost one or more permanent teeth, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
In the past, dental bridges were the favored solutions to missing teeth. However, as dental implant technology has evolved over the past few decades, implants have become very popular. Dentists can now implant a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even titanium posts that help secure a set of dentures. Below are just a few of the benefits of this procedure:
- Permanence: Teeth implants are surgically attached to the jaw bone. Since they become part of the mouth, they feel natural and comfortable.
- Durability: Most dental implants will last an entire lifetime with proper care and maintenance.
- Confidence: Since dentures and bridges aren’t implanted into the jaw, they can sometimes slip or make clicking noises. Tooth and denture implants provide complete confidence during all social interactions.
Our Unique Dental Implant Procedure
At Gradeless Dentistry, we take a unique approach to tooth implants. While many dentists try to do the procedure on their own, we treat it as a team effort. Dr. Gradeless works with highly qualified and experienced oral surgeons. Having multiple specialists during the surgery reduces risks and yields the best results.
In addition to conducting the surgeries, we also specialize at repairing implant problems. There are over 450 types of tooth implants, and patients come from all over Indianapolis to have Dr. Gradeless examine them.
We’re a proud member of the International Team for Implantology. Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions about these types of procedures.
Questions about Implants
What’s the difference between an implant and a bridge?
A dental implant actually bonds with the jaw bone, similar to how a normal tooth root would. A dental bridge doesn’t bond with the bone; it’s held on top of the gum by two crowns. Ask our dentist what the best treatment is for your situation.
Wondering about the cost of dental implants? Contact us in Fishers at (317) 841-3130. As an experienced family dentist, Dr. Michael Gradeless, DDS also offers root canal treatment, and other services. View our frequently asked questions to learn more about us.