Using advanced modern technology, Dr. Ahlbrecht and our dental care team are able to restore the function and aesthetics of teeth and gums. Dr. Ben Ahlbrecht is a highly trained and experienced cosmetic and restorative dentist in Indianapolis, IN. At North Meridian Dental Excellence, we offer restorative options that repair or replace teeth that are missing or damaged. Our staff treats missing teeth, gum disease, and TMJ disorders. Restoring your teeth and gums will help you boost your confidence in your appearance and support your dental health and wellness. Learn about the restorative solutions offered in our Indianapolis office by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Ahlbrecht.
Restorative Dental Treatments
Dental Bridges: A dental bridge restores multiple consecutive missing teeth and is secured to adjacent teeth or dental implants. Different types of bridges that Dr. Ahlbrecht uses include a cantilever bridge, resin bonded dental bridge, and an implant-supported dental bridge. In addition, dental bridges prevent shifting teeth, restore bite function, support the natural tooth structure, and prevent facial sagging. This treatment can help prevent further tooth loss.
Dental Crowns: Dental crowns act as caps that cover and protect teeth. They are used to treat damaged, broken, weak, misshapen, or discolored teeth. Also, crowns also hold dental bridges in place and cover dental implants. Moreover, dental crowns are made of sturdy porcelain ceramic material and strengthen weak teeth.
Dental Implants: Replace the gaps in your smile with dental implants. Each dental implant consists of a titanium post, abutment, and dental crown that are custom-fit to each patient. This restorative solution not only improves the form and function of a patient’s bite but also provides them with a more balanced smile.
Dentures and Partials: Full or partial dentures replace multiple missing teeth or an upper or lower arch of missing teeth. They provide a secure and stable bite for patients with multiple missing teeth. Because implant-supported dentures are sturdy and look and feel natural, they are a great option for patients with a large amount of lost teeth. Prevent shifting teeth and future overcrowding by receiving a denture.
Periodontal Therapy: Periodontitis, or gum disease, affects millions of Americans each year. Swollen gums, bleeding gums, receding gums, loose teeth, bad breath, toothaches, or mouth sores are all common signs of periodontitis. Dr. Ahlbrecht performs surgical and laser treatments such as gingivectomies, scaling, and root planing.
TMJ Treatment: Do you suffer from frequent jaw or facial pain? You may have a temporomandibular joint disorder. TMJ disorders may cause symptoms such as lockjaw, earaches, and muscle spasms. In addition, common causes of TMJ may include teeth clenching and grinding, dental misalignment, and dental trauma. Furthermore, we recommend home remedies for moderate cases of TMJ and mouth guards for more complex cases.
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Call our dental specialists today at 317.204.7134. Feel free to schedule a consultation on our website. North Meridian Dental Care serves patients in the Carmel, Indianapolis, and Meridian Hills areas. Lastly, if you want to learn about our payment and insurance or have any questions about our practice, visit our for patients page for more information.