At My Indy Dental Center in Indianapolis, IN, we provide a wide range of services to meet the needs of your whole family. We understand that every family is different, and we are here to provide the personalized care that you deserve. From routine cleanings and exams to more complex procedures, we are here to help.
To learn more about what we offer, please read below! Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you.
Cleaning & Exams
Routine cleanings and exams are an important part of maintaining good oral health. During these visits, our team will ensure that your teeth are clean and healthy. We will also check for any signs of tooth decay or other problems. If we find anything, we will work with you to create a treatment plan.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is a serious condition that can be deadly. However, it is also highly treatable if caught early. That’s why our team performs oral cancer screenings as part of every routine exam. We use the latest technology to look for any signs of cancer, making sure that you stay healthy, and that we catch any problems as early as possible.
Dental decay is one of the most common dental problems, and it is a leading cause of tooth loss. It occurs when the tooth enamel breaks down under acidic erosion caused by plaque and tartar. This can cause tooth pain, sensitivity, and eventually tooth loss.
Our team offers dental fillings to restore the function, integrity, and appearance of your teeth following decay. Once all areas of decay or damage have been removed, the tooth is filled with a strong, durable filling material to ensure the life of the tooth and prevent further damage.
Root Canal Therapy
Contrary to popular belief, root canal therapy is not a painful procedure. In fact, it is often used to relieve pain caused by an infected tooth. Root canal therapy involves removing the diseased tissue from inside the tooth and then cleaning, filling, and sealing the tooth to prevent further infection. Our team is experienced in root canal therapy and will ensure that the procedure is as comfortable as possible.
Crowns & Bridges
A dental crown is a custom-made, tooth-shaped cap that covers a severely damaged or decayed tooth. When a filling is not enough to amend the damage, a crown is able to restore the function, health, and appearance of the natural tooth. Typically, these are placed following a root canal procedure.
Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth in a sequential area of the mouth. This is done by utilizing the natural teeth on either side of the gap as anchors for the bridge, which is then cemented in place. The bridge is composed of dental crowns, on either side of the prosthetic, with an artificial tooth, or pontic, to fill the gap. This will help to restore your smile and prevent your remaining teeth from shifting.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are custom-made restorations that are used to repair areas of damage or decay on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. They are used when an area requires more support than a filling, but is not large enough for a dental crown. Inlays and onlays offer a more conservative approach to treatment and can help to preserve more of the healthy tooth structure.
Dentures are removable appliances that are designed to replace missing teeth. At our office, we offer both full dentures and partials.
- Full dentures are used to replace an entire arch of teeth along the upper or lower jaw. These appliances are typically held in place by either suction or dental adhesive. In addition to replacing the teeth, these prosthetics also support the lips and cheeks, helping to restore the natural shape of the face.
- Partials are used to replace one or more missing teeth. These appliances rely on the surrounding natural teeth for support and clasp onto these adjacent teeth using metal and acrylic frameworks. In addition to filling in the gaps in your smile, partials also help to prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place.
The TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. This joint allows you to move your jaw up and down, side to side, and open and close your mouth. There are a number of different problems that can affect the TMJ, collectively known as TMD—temporomandibular joint disorder. These disorders can cause a number of different symptoms, including pain, clicking or popping sounds when moving the jaw, and difficulty moving the jaw.
Our team is experienced in diagnosing and treating TMD and can work with you to develop a treatment plan that will address your specific symptoms. Our treatment options include both custom mouthguards and occlusal adjustments.
- A custom mouthguard is an appliance that is designed to protect the teeth and TMJ from damage due to clenching or grinding. This appliance is custom-made to fit your mouth and will help to reduce the symptoms of TMD.
- An occlusal adjustment is a procedure in which the biting surfaces of the teeth are adjusted in order to revise the fit of the upper and lower teeth. This can help to improve the function of the TMJ and reduce any tension on the jaw joint.
Our team is experienced in treating children of all ages and strives to bring fun and enjoyment to the world of dental care. We understand that going to the dentist can be a daunting experience for young patients, and we work hard to make sure that every child that comes into our office feels comfortable and relaxed.
We offer a wide range of pediatric dental services, including exams, cleanings, and fillings; most importantly, we present education to both children and parents as a preventative measure against dental disease. Through these efforts, we hope to establish positive dental habits that will last a lifetime.