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Dental Implants

Are missing teeth affecting your self-confidence and limiting your dental function?

Dr. Gerald M. Lande can restore your smile with dental implants, the most stable and durable form of tooth replacement.

Discover how we can restore the health and appearance of your smile at Lande Cosmetic, Implant, and Family Dentistry in Carmel, IN...

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small titanium rods that replace tooth roots by fusing directly to the jawbone, providing outstanding support for dental restorations like dentures and crowns. With proper care, dental implants can provide you with the same comfort, dependability, and confidence you enjoyed with your natural teeth.

See how dental implants restore missing teeth...

Our dentist surgically inserts dental implants through the gums and into the jawbone. After the gums and bone have healed, implants can support restorations like crowns or dentures.

Are dental implants the right solution for you?

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Dental implant treatment is a fairly complex process that requires a skilled professional. Unlike most providers, Dr. Lande has the training and education to perform both implant surgery and subsequent tooth restoration at our Carmel, IN, dental practice. 

If you are suffering from tooth loss, you are not alone. At Lande Cosmetic, Implant, and Family Dentistry, we understand the discomfort and inconveniences you deal with, and we are here to help. Patients from Carmel, Indianapolis, Zionsville, and beyond can contact us today to begin streamlined implant treatment with an expert, compassionate doctor.

You can request a dental implant consultation by filling out our online form or calling:

(317) 875-9531

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Gerald Lande, DDS, is an experienced restorative dentist and oral implantologist that takes you through every step of treatment.

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The Benefits of Dental Implants 

Unmatched Security

Dental implants provide a level of support for restorations that allow patients to speak, chew, and smile with total confidence.

Natural Function

Implant-supported restorations are just as usable as natural teeth. You will be able to chew gum or bite into a caramel apple without worrying that your dentures will shift out of place.

Improved Bone Health

When a tooth is lost, the jawbone loses necessary stimulation from the tooth roots, which can lead to bone atrophy. Unlike traditional dentures, dental implants curb bone loss by acting as prosthetic tooth roots. Preventing bone loss maintains the strength of your bite and retains your facial features.

Enhanced Confidence

Replacing a missing tooth or missing teeth will give you a full, beautiful smile once again, enhancing your self-esteem. Patients with attractive smiles feel better about smiling for pictures, speaking in public, and laughing out loud, leading to a better quality of life. 

The Dental Implants Treatment Timeline

Dr. Lande will take impressions and design the restoration to look and feel just like your natural teeth.
Dr. Lande will take impressions and design the restoration to look and feel just like your natural teeth.

Consultation and Preparation

You will meet with Dr. Lande for a consultation and dental exam to determine if you are a good candidate for implants. We will check to see if you need any preparatory procedures in order for implants to be successful and schedule them prior to your treatment. Once you qualify for dental implants, we will map out a custom treatment plan to restore your smile. 

Implant Surgery

During the initial surgery at our office in Carmel, IN, Dr. Lande will make an incision in your gums and drill a small hole in the jawbone. Through the incision, he will insert the titanium post. Digital 3D x-rays will help Dr. Lande determine the best location and angle of implant placement, increasing your chances of implant success.

Osseointegration

The gums will be stitched closed over the implant so that it can fuse with the jawbone, a process known as osseointegration. Osseointegration typically takes between three and six months. Once this process is complete, the second surgery can proceed. 

Abutments

You will return to our office for your second procedure. Once again, Dr. Lande will make a small incision in the gums, exposing the implant. He will then attach a special connector piece, known as an abutment, to the implant. The abutment will eventually connect the implant to your crown or denture. The gums are stitched closed around the abutment, leaving it exposed above the gum line. 

Restoration Design

While your gums are healing around the abutments (which can take a few weeks), Dr. Lande will use impressions of your bite to design a restoration that will look and feel just like your natural teeth. We can produce dental crowns in our own office using our state-of-the-art CEREC® machine. The creation of larger restorations like dentures may be outsourced to a trusted dental lab.

Completing Your Smile

Once your gums have healed and your crown or denture is ready, you will return to our office one more time. Dr. Lande will attach your restorations to your abutments and make any necessary modifications. Now, your treatment will be complete, and you will walk out of our office with a full, bright smile.

See the Difference  Dental Implants Before and After

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Before Restoration
restored, natural-looking smile
After Restoration

Improving Implant Success Through 3D Imaging

Dr. Lande utilizes the most innovative, modern dental technology at our Carmel, IN, practice to ensure top-of-the-line results. One particular tool that has improved the safety, precision, and success of dental implants is our 3D cone beam scanner.

The cone beam takes hundred of unique images of your mouth and jaw and compiles them into an interactive 3D scan. The dentist can then plan the placement of your dental implants with better visibility and understanding of your unique facial features.

Innovations like the 3D scanner have greatly improved the process and the success rate of the dental implant procedure for our patients from Carmel, Indianapolis, Zionsville, and beyond.

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Our scanning technology allows Dr. Lande to precisely plan implant placement.

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All-on-4 Dental Implants

With the All-on-4® method, patients missing a full dental arch can receive full implant-supported dentures with only four implants. Using only four implants to support the denture reduces the costs and recovery time of treatment. Furthermore, because of the placement of the four implants, patients who have suffered bone recession can still qualify for All-on-4. 

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Gerald Lande, DDS

Lande Cosmetic, Implant
and Family Dentistry

Lande Cosmetic, Implant and Family Dentistry, founded in 1984 by Gerald Lande, DDS, provides patients from Carmel, Indianapolis, Zionsville, and beyond with general and advanced dental care in a comfortable, high-tech environment. Dr. Lande is associated with:

  • The International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • The American Dental Association
  • The Indiana Dental Association
  • The Indianapolis District Dental Society

New and returning patients can request an appointment with Dr. Lande by filling out our online form or calling (317) 875-9531.

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