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Expert Teeth Restoration Services You Can Trust in Indianapolis, IN


Dr. Craig Arive, DDS, offers Indianapolis residents the highest quality teeth restoration services, including dental implants. Using the latest surgical procedures and state-of-the-art tools and technology, Dr. Arive provides attentive care and attention as he diagnoses, treats, and restores smiles. Dr. Arive’s office is currently welcoming new patients.


Dental Implant Restorations

Dentists use dental implants to replace missing teeth. Most patients with a healthy jawbone structure are candidates for dental implants. The integrity and health of the jawbone are vital because the base of the dental implant goes directly into the bone.

Once the dentist has implanted the titanium “root” for the replacement tooth or teeth, and the bone begins to grow around the implant, Dr. Arive will craft a custom treatment crown to replace the missing tooth.

Types of Dental Implants

The doctor’s type of implant depends on how many teeth the patient has missing. Single dental implants are helpful for up to a few missing teeth, but the weight of too many titanium roots can become too heavy for the jaw, causing pain and discomfort.

For multiple-tooth restoration, Dr. Arive evaluates the patient’s teeth and formulates a treatment plan that may include:

  • A bridge mounted to dental implants instead of adjoining teeth
  • Full or partial fixed dentures, with four to six dental implants for attachment

Fixed dentures anchored to dental implants offer particular advantages. Regular dentures may shift and cause irritation and uneven wear, affecting your ability to chew, talk, and general oral health.

Dentures with underlying implants allow the dentures to lock into place, keeping them fixed and secure during the day. The artificial teeth are removable at night, making it easier for patients to keep them clean and maintain good oral hygiene.

Another advantage of dentures with underlying implants is that the presence of the implants helps prevent the jawbone from receding over time, a common occurrence once the natural teeth are no longer there. The implants hold the bone in place, reducing the chance of deterioration and eliminating “loose dentures.”

More About Craig Arrive, DDS

A native of Indianapolis, patient-focused Dr. Craig Arive brings an unusual background to his dentistry profession. He began his career with an art and design degree and worked as Art Director of Indianapolis Monthly magazine for many years, where he earned the William White award for Art Director of the Year in 1999.

Feeling a calling to dentistry, Arrive enrolled in Indiana University School of Dentistry, from which he earned the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2012.

Dr. Arive’s practice offers the latest dental technology, preventative dentistry, and curative care. Patient care and satisfaction are a priority, and the dentist understands that the most outstanding dental care begins with listening to the patient and understanding each unique case.