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How Much Do Dental Implants Cost in Indianapolis?

The cost of dental implants varies based on what type of dental implant is being placed and the individual needs of the patient. Implants typically cost more than other treatment options and since surgery is required, it is not for everyone. Patients should be in good health. They should either have adequate jawbone to support an implant or be qualified to have surgery to build the area for implant. Patients with chronic illnesses like diabetes and leukemia, are not good candidates. Smoking will also delay healing. In-office, intravenous (IV) sedation in our own surgery suites to avoid hospital costs, yet allow you to safely sleep through the surgical procedures. When considering the cost of dental implants, consider the total lifetime cost of your oral health. When teeth are not replaced, the teeth next to them can move and the bone and gums below can begin to degrade. Bridges cause wear on the good teeth around them and require more maintenance to maintain. Dental implants are permanent teeth replacements that act just like your original teeth. They require no different maintenance than your normal teeth and help support adjacent teeth and gums rather than to subtract from them.

What is the cost of implants?

While cost and length of procedure may be huge factors in choosing a treatment option to replace missing teeth, it is important that you also think of a long-term solution to your needs so that you can eat, smile, laugh, talk and play normally. Dental implants give you that sense of normalcy back without much of maintenance.

Since dental implants are more involved than traditional bridgework, they are typically more expensive, but often more affordable over the long run. Actual costs vary with the needs and conditions. Dr. Reese will examine and determine the appropriate treatment and cost with a x-ray to determine actual cost for your specific needs.

What are Dental Implants?

The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts, which are inserted into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. The bone bonds with the titanium (or other material used), creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth, partials or dentures. These dental implants then help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that can occur when teeth are missing.

What types of dental implants are available?

A single prosthesis (crown) is used to replace one missing tooth – each prosthetic tooth attaches to its own implant. A partial prosthesis (fixed bridge) can replace two or more teeth and may require only two or three implants. A complete dental prosthesis (fixed bridge) replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. The number of implants varies depending upon which type of complete prosthesis (removable or fixed) is recommended. A removable prosthesis (over denture) attaches to a bar or ball in socket attachments, whereas a fixed prosthesis is permanent and removable only by the dentist.

Dentures provide a more affordable, low-cost solution so patients with missing teeth would often think of it as their first and best solution. However, in the long run, dental implants offer more benefits and would be worth your while (and money). For the Indianapolis Center for Implant and Costmetic Dentistry, Dr. Reese will be able to give you a treatment plan, schedule and base your cost from how many implants and how much work your teeth would need to give you the best natural smile back.

Alternatives to traditional dental implants

All-on-4 dental implant technique utilizes only four implants per arch compared to traditional implants using anywhere from six to eight implants, or more, in each arch. The All-on-4 implants are also placed at an angle, which allows for increased contact by using the natural support of your bone. The procedure also requires no bone grafting for most patients, which is common in traditional implant procedures because the jawbone would need substantial strength to be able to support the number of implants needed. The treatment for All-on-4 dental implants is typically much shorter though the procedure is almost done the same way as traditional implants are done. Most patients are able to have the dental restorations placed on the same day as the implant surgery.

All-on-4 dental implants have:

  • Lower overall cost
  • Significantly reduces healing time
  • Allow for brand new replacement teeth in as little as one day
  • Significant successful outcomes

How much do you value your teeth?

Dr. Reese has placed over 1000 dental implants over the last 30 years. He takes the needs of his patients with a mission to give them their lifetime assets: their beautiful smiles. You can browse his work on dental implants in this gallery. If you want to discuss missing tooth replacement options or have been told that you are not a candidate for implants, you can email Indianapolis Dentistry for a second opinion or call 317-882-0228 to schedule an appointment.

How to Remove Plaque at Home

While we recommend you visit the dentist every 6 months for a preventative check-up, oral examination, and dental cleaning, we realize we can't be with you everyday. Here are some tips on how you can remove plaque at home.

How are you brushing your teeth? It matters

When you brush your teeth, your technique matters. You may brush your teeth as much as you want, but if you do not do it properly it is just a waste of time. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommended the following method as the most efficient:

Hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle against your gum line. Point it upward, or toward your nose every time you clean the upper teeth; downward, or toward the chin when you are brushing the lower teeth. This angle also helps you clean the gum line, something that many people miss.

Looking for more specific, detailed instructions on how to brush your teeth (and your children's teeth)?:

Alternatives to Toothpaste for Removing Plaque

Dr. Reese is a holistic dentist who practices a fluoride-free dental office. We realize that not everyone prefers to use a toothpaste that includes fluoride. While there are many non-fluoride toothpastes, there are also some pastes you can make at home:

  • Baking Soda - according to MotherNature.com, "the good old baking soda can also help you remove the plaque from your teeth. Put some baking soda on your dampened toothbrush and scrub away the plaque. You can also combine a pinch of salt and a tablespoon of baking soda and use this mixture to brush your teeth."
  • Apple Cider Vinegar - apple cider vinegar has also proven to be effective in removing plaque. All you have to do is soak your toothbrush in some vinegar and brush your teeth. But because of the acidity of the vinegar, thoroughly rinse your mouth with water afterwards to prevent any damage to the tooth enamel.
  • Sunflower Seeds and Linden Flower - Mix 4 tbsp sunflower seeds, 4 tbsp linden flower, 1 tbsp water and then mix all the ingredients together and cook the mixture on a low heat for half an hour. Use as a toothpaste like normal.
  • Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil - oil pulling helps remove tartar from your teeth, which forms plaque. Use a low-acidic, alkaline oil like Skinny Coconut Oil to prevent tooth decay from other acidic oils.

What is Plaque?

Plaque is a soft, sticky film that builds up on your teeth and contains millions of bacteria. The bacteria in plaque cause tooth decay and gum disease if they are not removed regularly through brushing and flossing.

Having some plaque on your teeth is normal, but if it gets out of hand it can cause all sorts of problems, including bad breath, yellow teeth, gum inflammation, gingivitis and cavities. That's why brushing is important.

What to do if Plaque has Calcified?

If you've waited too long, plaque may have built up between your teeth. Now is the time to visit the dentist so that they can remove the plaque build-up and attempt to prevent Gingivitis. If you're in the Indianapolis area, call the Indianapolis Center for Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry at 317-882-0228 for all of your family's dental needs.

Indianapolis Dentist Reviews and Testimonials

Every time I come to visit Dr. Reese and his staff. I feel welcomed and cared for. A deeper healing from past dental experiences is received. Thanking God for crossing our paths everyday." -Michelle W., Indianapolis

What people like about the Indianapolis Center for Implant and Sedation Dentistry is the staff, the modern dental technology, and the wide range of dental services that can be done all in one visit. From general dentistry to oral surgery to orthodontics, all of your dental needs can be taken care of in one office with a kind, compassionate, and caring staff.

As always, a great visit. Experience is important to me along with quality of staff, onsite equipment, and ability to have all my needs met in as few appointments as possible. There are three dentists offices in my neighborhood I can walk to however Reese continues to be the most convenient. I drive from Carmel because Ted Reese & team consistently meet all my needs and always provides a world class experience." -Miguel H., Carmel

Are you afraid of going to the dentist? Fear no more! Indianapolis Dentistry specializes in 'catering to cowards'. Our staff is trained to make you or your child feel comfortable. We are equipped with pain-free dental technology and the sedation modalities to assist when needed. Whatever your dental health situation, we can help you get where you want to be.

Dr. Reese and his staff is so nice! My son is not afraid to go to the dentist anymore. On his second appointment he didn't want me in the room with him. My son is only 7 years old. If you want a dentist that will accept children, then I highly recommend that you book your next dental appointment with Dr. Reese today. You don't want to pass a wonderful, inviting experience up." -Nicholas B., Indianapolis

Indianapolis Dentistry is a full-service, comprehensive dental office located in Indianapolis. We serve children and adults in a wide range of dental services from tongue-tie/lip-tie surgeries on infants to braces on children to dental implants for adults. And all along the way our dental hygienists will help you with your preventative oral health care needs.

Appreciated that congeniality of the staff and Dr. Reese throughout the process. That is rare to experience. I felt comfortable with Dr. Reese and the information/counsel he provided. It is odd that I would say this, but I look forward to the implants and the resulting benefits." -Aaron D., Brownsburg

Dr. Reese has placed over 1000 dental implants over 30 years and it's from this experience that he brings the utmost professionalism and advanced level of care you won't get anywhere else in Indianapolis. Dr. Reese actually trains other dentists on how to do dental implants and is rated as one of the top dentists in the nation, Midwest, and Indiana.

I had a great experience at Dr. Reese's office. The staff was caring, answered all my questions. I had my wisdom teeth taken out and the operation and recovery went even better than I was expecting. I didn't even experience any bruising. I would highly recommend this office." -Amanda T., Franklin

Whether your child is getting ready to go to college during the summer or you want to get their wisdom teeth taken out over Christmas break, Indianapolis Dentistry has a full-featured oral surgery center that is able to help. With a full staff of dental assistants, modern dental technology, and IV sedation modalities, Dr. Reese and staff are here to help.

I was nervous about going back to the dentist for the first time in ten years but when I got there the staff was nice and made me feel like I didn't have anything to worry about. They understood why I was nervous and made it one of the bed dentis visits I've ever been to." -Forrest M., Eminence, Indiana

If you're looking for a sedation dentist in Indianapolis, look no more! Dr. Reese and his staff at Indianapolis Center for Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry are here for all of your cosmetic dentistry needs. From veneers to teeth whitening to dentures to dental implants, Dr. Reese and staff are here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

Dr. Reese is very knowledgeable, professional, kind and compassionate. I have always had a good experience, and can truly say I enjoy my visits at their clean, modern office. The staff are very pleasant and friendly, who together with Dr. Reese, create a harmonious and welcoming atmosphere!" -Mary L., Indianapolis

If you're in the Indianapolis area and you'd like to learn more about Indianapolis Dentistry and experience the kind, compassionate care and thoroughness that Dr. Reese provides, please call 317-882-0228 and ask about an initial comprehensive exam. Join the others who have already experienced the best dentist in Indianapolis.

How to Avoid Infection of Dental Implants?

What causes dental implant infections and how can they be prevented? Bacteria Introduced in Oral Surgery

Most dental implant infections occur due to the introduction of bacteria into the mouth during or immediately after implant surgery. Be sure that:

  • your implants are being placed in a safe, hygienic, accredited surgical facility by a skilled dentist
  • your dentist is using dental implants of only the finest quality

Follow pre and post-operative instructions

  • Pre-emptive prescription of antibiotics for some days prior to surgery can help reduce the risk of implant infection. After surgery, most implant dentists will prescribe antibiotics and recommend the use of an antibacterial mouthwash.
  • Daily cleaning of all the surfaces above and below the gumline is critical to preventing peri-implant disease.

 

Dental Implant Dentist in Indianapolis

Dr. Reese has placed over 1,000 dental implants in his entire career. He uses the highest quality biocompatible materials. Everything is done in Indianapolis Dentistry Center for Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry – an actual oral surgery center! You can contact his office or call 317-882-0228 to schedule an appointment.

Is Sedation Safe During Pregnancy?

Typically sedation is not recommended during pregnancy due to the effects of the sedative drugs but also from local anesthetics. Although it depends on the drug being used, some sedatives can potentially be "teratogenic" which refers their negative effects on the fetus. Any medications that can possibly pass over the placenta can cause potential problems with normal development and nutrition. It is because of this that sedation as well as most dental treatment is typically deferred to the 2nd trimester.

It is not recommended during the 1st trimester because of early fetal development and also contraindicated late in the 3rd trimester due to the stress of the drugs/treatment than can promote premature labor. The 2nd trimester is typically the safest of the 3 trimesters but if possible, all treatment until after pregnancy.

Emergency dental issues may arise throughout pregnancy, necessitating immediate, painful diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. Pregnant women who are in pain may suffer even more from the painful intervention and the secondary anxiety, necessitating procedural sedation. In most instances, the exposure to the medications used in procedural sedation is brief, and the doses are relatively low; therefore, significant adverse pregnancy outcomes are not expected.

The current evidence suggests that pregnant women who need a surgical intervention and who have significant pain, distress, or fear may benefit from sedation, but it should be provided under the supervision of a physician with expertise in obstetric anaesthesia. Dr. Reese in Indianapolis is an experienced sedation dentist in Indianapolis that can help you make this decision.

If you're pregnant, be sure and let your dentist know before you have any dental work done in order to protect you and your baby.

El Salvador 2015

For those who’ve never traveled much in ‘emerging’ or third world countries, I would encourage you to expand your horizons and experiences. The recent trip my family and members of my staff took to El Salvador wasn’t my first, but it was certainly a unique and fondly memorable one for many reasons.

My staff had ‘caught the vision’ this past spring as we hosted and restored the smile of Dr. Roxana Moran from San Salvador. We had met Roxana eight years ago in her home country where she and her husband, Mario, hosted us as part of a larger dental/medical mission team. Although we had planned to return much earlier than this past January or 2015, busy schedules had prevented such a trip. Much credit is owed to a diligent staff of three expanded duties assistants: Stephanie Poe, Brittany Ford, and Melissa Callahan; a newly graduated hygienist: Emily Hamill; and our office manager, Lucy Hill; whom all worked with a ‘can do’ attitude in putting the details of the trip together and also raising funds to support the trip.

We held separate days of work in the office where the entire team ‘donated’ their time and talent without pay, we provided a reduced fee schedule for cash payments that didn’t involve insurance plans, and marketed the days as an opportunity to HELP SUPPORT OUR MISSION TRIP! Along with the generosity of Indiana University School of Dentistry, we were able to take along four fully function mobile dental units plus a separate ‘unit’ of an ultrasonic scaler powered by a deck sprayer (continuous water pressure source!) to complete our mobile clinic. We spent three days providing much needed cleanings/scalings, resin restorations, and extractions to very appreciative patients. The Salvadorean culture is one that has always impressed me as being genuinely gracious and appreciative of all that is provided to them.

On Thursday, we visited the Evangelica University in San Salvador where with the help of a translator, I was able to educate a lecture room of some 90 students and visiting doctors of the value and benefits of the Atlas Comfort Denture implant system. While I lectured, my clinical and office staff spoke to the auxiliary students that also receive their training at the University.

That afternoon provided an opportunity to demonstrate the simple surgery steps involved in placing the implants (four placed in an edentulous maxilla) and the prosthetic ease of converting an existing albeit, loose denture to one securely and immediately fixed in place.

We all need to look up from our daily routines of home, office, then home again. Even if there is a weekend to the shore, lake, mountains or whatever distraction is nearby, it doesn’t nearly begin to open your eyes and hearts to how the majority of the world is forced to live and eke out the meagerness of mere survival. For many people in the rest of the world, each day brings unknown challenges and threats but we will always realize how blessed we are and what a pleasure it is to work with high volume suction, good lighting, and ergonomic chairs and stools!

I want to extend my thanks to Nita Weissman and the Dentatus organization for generously providing two complete surgical kits and an implant assortment. One kit was provided to the surgery department at the school and another was gifted to Dr. Mario who provided his office to use for the surgical demonstration.

Live each day enjoying the blessings and opportunities that are ours to share!

Ted Reese, DDS, MAGD

Dr. Reese and his wife, Joy

Alternative Gum Surgery in Indianapolis

If you've been told you need periodontal gum surgery, you have options. Dr. Reese performs alternative gum surgery in Indianapolis that uses a special laser that is:

  • Less painful
  • Heals faster
  • Has a better outcome

How does alternative gum surgery work?

Indianapolis Alternative Gum SurgeryDr. Reese uses a Biolase Epic dental laser that is similar to other medical lasers such as LASIX eye surgery and skin resurfacing lasers. This type of laser is used for soft tissue or gum tissue needs. It can replace the need for scalpels and incisions which allows for a more controlled healing response and surgical correction of:

  • gummy smiles
  • frenectomies
  • crown lengthening

If you're looking for an alternative gum surgeon in the Indianapolis area, consider Dr. Reese at Indianapolis Dentistry. He has been working with alternative gum surgery techniques for years. He uses the latest dental technology from Biolase lasers to Waterlase laser to the diagodent laser. Learn more about all of the laser dentistry procedures or schedule an appointment by calling 317-882-0228.

Alternatives to Oral Surgery with Laser Dentistry

No one wants to have dental surgery, but when periodontal gum surgery is required, fortunately there is an alternative to conventional treatments. Instead of the dentist using a traditional scalpel and stitches, which can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort, laser gum treatments are an alternative to oral surgery that provides patients with:

  • greater comfort
  • less bleeding
  • faster healing
  • better clinical results

Dr. Reese is practices alternative gum surgery in Indianapolis. He uses advanced dental lasers from the leading dental laser provider, Biolase. With two types of Biolase lasers to choose from (Epic and Waterlase), Dr. Reese is ready for any type of alternative periodontal gum surgery that you need.

What does a Biolase Epic laser do?

This type of laser is used for soft tissue or gum tissue needs. It can replace the need for scalpels and incisions which allows for a more controlled healing response and surgical correction of gummy smiles, frenectomies (relief from tongue tied, such as in the case of infants having trouble breast feeding), and crown lengthening to expose healthy teeth for proper restoration. It is also appropriate for disinfecting teeth and the preparation after decayed tooth structure has been removed.

Perio Gum Surgery with Biolase Laser Dentistry

What does a Biolase Waterlase laser do?

Waterlase is a safe and gentle alternative to traditional dental tools. Using laser and water spray, Waterlase can perform many procedures without a shot or a drill.

This alternative gum surgery procedure is actually the preferred method to remove decay, disinfect the residual tooth surface of contaminants, and provide a surface to allow bonding or fusion with a resin or glass (porcelain) restorative material.

Unlike needle and drill dentistry, our Waterlase MD™ laser can perform many traditional dental procedures with fewer shots, less anesthesia, and in many cases, without pain." -Dr. Ted Reese, DDS, MAGD Learn more

If you're looking for perio surgery with Biolase lasers, Dr. Reese has the skills and years of experience to help you have as gentle and pain-free of an experience as possible. Please call 317-882-0228 to schedule an appointment.

Same-Day Crowns in 2 Hours with our E4D Scanner and Mill

Same-Day Crown in 2 HoursLife is busy enough without having to make multiple trips to the dentist over several days. Now with digital dentistry you get lab-quality restorations in a single visit. First, we scan your tooth rather than take a conventional impression. Next, a custom restoration is designed to fit your unique smile. Then, your crown, filling or veneers are created with a state-of-the-art milling unit right in our office. The final restoration is placed in your mouth the same day.

How do same-day crowns work at Indianapolis Dentistry?

  • Digital Scans - The digital scanner uses state-of-the-art laser technology that is not only extremely precise but also as safe as the checkout scanner at the grocery store. Unlike conventional impressions that can be messy, unpleasant and cumbersome, a digital scan is clean, fast and comfortable.
  • Beautiful Results - The benefits of digital restorations go beyond same-day convenience. Your restorations will also look and feel completely natural. Digital precision means a perfectly comfortable fit. And, aesthetically, your metal-free restoration will match the look of your teeth for a beautiful, natural smile.

Beautiful Smiles Save time and enjoy the convenience of getting a crown made same-day in one visit at Indianapolis Dentistry. Dr. Ted Reese, DDS, MAGD will help you get the crown you need using the most advanced dental technology available today. Call 317-882-0228 to make an appointment.

Indianapolis Dentist Open Fridays

Did you know that Indianapolis Dentistry is one of the few dentists in Indianapolis that is open on Fridays? On Friday Dr. Reese has made himself available for oral surgeries and traditional family dental care.

If you are having a dental emergency or Friday is the only day you can come in, we are here for you from 8AM to 2PM on Fridays at 7218 US 31, Indianapolis, Indiana, just north of Greenwood in Southport.

What dentist is open on Friday in Indianapolis?

Indianapolis Dentistry is open on Friday from 8AM to 2PM and we are currently accepting new patients. We file all insurances and give discounts for cash. We are a full-service dental office that serves the entire family.

If you are located in the Indianapolis area and looking for a dentist office that is open on Fridays, consider Dr. Ted Reese, DDS, MAGD for all of your dental needs.

Can You Oil Pull While Breastfeeding?

A lot of people ask, "Is it safe to oil pull while pregnant or nursing?" Before reading, please keep this in mind: before you do anything, check with your healthcare provider. But in general, oil pulling is a very gentle form of detoxing.

How does oil pulling work?

Any toxins pulled out of your mouth during oil pulling leave your mouth when you spit out the oil. This process 'skips' any toxins from taking the 'normal' path through the bloodstream. Even so, the bloodstream does not crossover into breastmilk.

What is the best oil to use?

The more pure and alkaline the oil, the better. That's why we recommend Skinny Coconut Oil. It's the only alkaline coconut oil on the market today and it's 100% pure. Coconut oil also has the effect of being naturally anti-microbial. Read our full review here.

Oil Pulling for Sensitive Teeth

Does oil pulling help sensitive teeth?

There is some anecdotal evidence that oil pulling does help reduce sensitivity in teeth, but results vary. However, some people have reported that it actually increases sensitivity in teeth. There could be various reasons for this:

  • Not everyone is using the same oil - some people may be using sesame seed oil and some may be using coconut oil, which is less acidic
  • Not all coconut oils are the same - even within coconut oils, there is a wide variance from manufacturers on how coconut oil is produced
  • Dental conditions may vary - depending on the condition of their teeth and gums, oil pulling may not even be recommended - consult your dentist first

While some report that oil pulling helps them with their sensitive teeth, the reasons for this can vary. Some people report a 'tightening' of the gums around tooth and so if the reason for tooth sensitivity is recessed gums, there may be some relief from oil pulling.

If you have sensitive teeth, some people have reported relief from ozone therapy or from a typical 'sensitive toothpaste' used to diminish teeth sensitivity that contains anti-tooth-sensitivity agents as potassium chloride, potassium nitrate and potassium citrate.

How does oil pulling work?

Microorganisms inhabiting the mouth consist of a single cell, which are covered with a lipid (fatty) membrane, which is the cell’s skin. When these cells come into contact with the fat in oil they naturally adhere to each other. The longer you push and pull the oil through your mouth, the more microbes are pulled free. After roughly 20 minutes the person spits out the oil and rinses thoroughly with water to rid the mouth of those microbes.

What is the best oil to use?

People have used different types of oil such as sesame and sunflower oil, but these oils are acidic and pro-inflammatory. Coconut oil is preferred because it's less acidic (some brands are actually alkaline), which won't damage your tooth enamel. Also, coconut oil contains 50% lauric acid, which is known to help fight microbes in the mouth.

Indianapolis Dental Implants by Dr. Reese

Dental implants are the next best thing to normal, healthy teeth and no one has to know! Dental implants will not only give you a great smile, they will give you confidence to:

  • eat all of your favorite foods
  • to meet new people
  • to reconnect with those you love

A great smile is a powerful way to connect with those around you.

Why get dental implants?

Implants not only replace missing teeth, but they:

  • replace the comfort that was once lost from chewing with previously secure teeth
  • offer security and confidence to speak and chew in social settings
  • when placed, positioned, and restored by a trained and experienced clinician can restore the natural smile once thought to be lost.

Are you afraid of the dentist?

Some put off getting the great smile they deserve because they are nervous, anxious, or downright afraid of the dentist. Don't be! Dr Reese knows how to put you at ease. From using the most advanced IV sedation techniques to his comforting bedside manner, he can let you relax. Now is the time for you to be proud of your smile!

Fear no more! Trade out your fear for the confidence of an amazing smile! Dr. Reese is specially trained on how to help people like you who are fearful and panic-stricken. Using a combination of a calm, soothing environment and various sedation modalities, Dr. Reese can help you feel at-ease about visiting the dentist and getting dental implants.

Who is Dr. Ted Reese?

After 3 yrs. of undergraduate studies in a pre-dental curriculum at Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana, Dr. Reese was accepted at Indiana University School of Dentistry. By the end of dental school, he had decided to become a general family dentist while still continuing to learn about all aspects of modern dentistry.

Dr. Reese has invested considerable time, effort, and expense into continuing education efforts since graduating with honors and that has provided a convenient 'one stop shop' for people like you. Dr. Reese wants nothing more than to help you to restore and/or beautify your smile.

No one can match the nationally-recognized expertise of Dr. Reese. In fact, he teaches other dentists his methods and serves as a trustee on the National Board of the Academy of General Dentistry that certifies dental implant methods. Get the best in the business. Get Dr. Reese.

How do I get an appointment at Indianapolis Dentistry?

To schedule a visit, call us at 317-882-0228. Our office is mere moments from I-465 at 7218 US 31 South in Indianapolis. We are under 30 minutes away from nearly any point in the Indianapolis Metro Area. Don't wait another day for the smile you deserve!

Indianapolis Holistic Dentist

Indianapolis Dentistry shares your beliefs in holistic medicine. We are a truly comprehensive practice where you can have a holistic cleaning using the best procedures, tools, and products as well as any dental surgery needs you have. There's no need to jump from specialist to specialist. When you do that, you never get to know your health care providers - and they don't get to know you and your desires for healthy and holistic care.

Holistic Dental Cleanings by Dr. Reese

At the Indianapolis Center for Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Reese believes in a different type of relationships with our clients. With respect, knowledge, and understanding, we are your single office for all holistic dental needs:

Why Choose Indianapolis Holistic Dentistry?

  • Pure products - We scrutinize all of the products we use to make sure they are the very best. The polishing paste we use in our holistic cleanings is gluten free, fluoride free, and dye free. We want your body to be free of toxins and chemicals just like you do.
  • No fluoride and harsh rinses - Did you know fluoride rinses are typically dyed, sweetened with chemical sweeteners, and loaded with preservatives? We don't think that's the right way to provide care. We use a professional grade herbal tonic rinse that is preservative free and dye free to target the aggressive bacteria below the gum line that causes periodontal disease. It is also alcohol free to eliminate the harsh and harmful shock to your mouth that over the counter alcohol based rinses give.
  • Our methods designed with you in mind - We scrutinize all of the products we use to make sure they are the very best. The polishing paste we use in our holistic cleanings is gluten free, fluoride free, and dye free. We want your body to be free of toxins and chemicals just like you do.

Choose Holistic Dentistry Today!

When you're ready to call Dr. Reese for holistic dentistry in Indianapolis, call 317-882-0228 to setup an appointment. Our gentle, accommodating staff is happy to take your call and get you the care you deserve.

Meet Our Team

Dr Reese It's rare to find a dentist who studies and practices holistic care. It's rare to find a dentist that is at the top of his field for oral surgery. It's almost impossible to find both. But for those fortunate enough to be in the Midwest and Indianapolis in particular, there is Dr. Ted Reese. Dr. Reese leads this holistic practice with a care and concern for his patients that is evident all throughout your visit. He is also recognized nationally for his expertise and skill.

Rachel Rachel has a smile that's warm and true. She sincerely hopes to help you throughout your dental vist. From the moment she welcomes you into the spa-like environment of Indianapolis Dentistry she puts even those most nervous about dental care at ease with her care and compassion. Rachel has worked in dentistry for over five years and loves what she does. She is currently enjoying Invisalign treatment and taking some of the nutritional supplements Dr. Reese provides. She has two children and loves to chat with friends, travel, and do marketing for the office.

Jessica Jessica truly cares about the outcome of her patients and about the quality of care she's providing. She understands the benefits of dental care and the materials used. That's why she loves working for Dr. Reese, a dentist who shares her beliefs and values about modern dentistry. When Jessica first heard that Dr. Reese did not use fluoride on patients, she was thrilled because it meant that she didn't have to work in an office full of toxins like so many other dental hygienists. She knows that she will be healthy and happy, just like her patients at Indianapolis Dentistry.

Brittany Brittany is a dental assistant who is proud of what she does and works hard at it every day. She is always learning and Dr. Reese is always willing to teach her new things. That's why she loves working for Dr. Reese so much. Indianapolis Dentistry is always changing, which makes it fun! Although Brittany hasn't worked in dentistry as long as the other staff members she has quickly learned the ropes and is an excellent team member. She is always willing to step in and do the job and she does the job with a smile on her face. We couldn't be happier to have Brittany on our team.

View Larger Map Your Health: Worth the Short Trip We are conveniently located just minutes from the 465 loop which puts us within 30 minutes of most of the Indy metro area. It's a short trip that's worth the extra time to treat your body right. Call today at 317-882-0228 to come see us! We proudly serve our clients in Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Avon, Brownsburg, Franklin, Greenwood, Southport, Greenfield, New Palestine, Beech Grove, McCordsville, Fortville, and Geist. As a matter of fact, we have clients from all over the midwest and even international clients visit for our unique approach to holistic dental health.

How to Prevent Dental Anxiety

Do you suffer from dental anxiety when visiting the dentists office? You're not alone. Children and adults have a very real fear of dentists that can make dental appointments a traumatizing experience. Here are 3 tips for people who are dealing with or who have dental anxiety or severe dental phobia:

  • Practice good oral hygiene - avoiding sugary drinks, brushing regularly, and getting the right nutrition can make trips to the dentist less traumatic.
  • Let the dentist know you are nervous - if you are nervous or anxious about going to the dentist, let your dentist know. Telling them will make you feel better and let them do things to help you.
  • Find a dentist who specializes in working with fearful patients - a dentist who is used to dealing with frightened patients can help you feel safe and secure during your dental checkups and procedures.

    If you have dental anxiety, a dental phobia, or are just scared of the dentist, consider Dr. Reese if you are in the Indianapolis area. At Indianapolis Dentistry, our motto is “Calming fears…creating smiles.” How can we help you today? Call us at 317-882-0228

Can TMJ Make My Stomach Hurt?

The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is located at the intersection of three major energy meridians relating to the stomach, endocrine system and small intestine. It is possible that stomach problems may arise directly or indirectly from TMJ disorders (TMD).

TMJ disorders affect six main energy meridians as they travel near or through the jaw. These meridians are the stomach, small intestine, adrenal gland, gall bladder, large intestine and bladder...You might notice that when you are stressed, you have trouble digesting food properly. One of the reasons is because your jaw is tensed or locked due to tension and stress." -TMJ and Digestion Problems – Is There a Link?

Sometimes stomach pain arises from worrying about having TMD, or as a result of a TMJ headache. While other times the stomach pain is a result of having to lay on your back because of the pain associated with lying on your side. Consult a doctor to be sure.

Both doctors and dentists have pain medicine they may prescribe you if needed while they continue to treat the underlying TMJ problems. Dr. Reese uses a variety of treatments from Electronic Acupuncture to mouthguards to help your jaw relax at night.

Dr. Reese has alternative treatments such as ETPS, but may still need to work with physical therapists, and chiropractors in addition to using different drug therapies in addition to the use of splints."

How can Dr. Reese help you with TMJ therapy in Indianapolis today? Call 317-882-0228 to setup an evaluation by an experienced TMJ disorder dentist.

Integrative Medicine in Indianapolis

There are many integrative medicine providers in Indianapolis from Prather Wellness to Dr. Mary Beth Arends to Dr. Karen Marshall, but what is integrative medicine?

What is Integrative Medicine?

Integrative medicine can quite simply be described as, ‘where traditional eastern medicine meets modern western medicine.’" -Read More

Once you understand what integrative medicine is, you might be wondering, "What is integrative dentistry?"

What is Integrative Dentistry?

Integrated Dentistry takes a more holistic approach and considers all the factors that contribute to your oral health and the longevity of your teeth and smile." -Read More

Now that you understand what integrative dentistry is, how do you know what the best integrative dentist is in Indianapolis?

What Makes Indianapolis Dentistry Different?

We are a comprehensive dental office that focuses on Integrative Dentistry to promote the health and well-being of your entire body, not just your mouth or teeth." -Read More

Ted Reese, DDS, MAGD is the integrative dentist behind Indianapolis Dentistry.

Who is Dr. Reese?

Dr. Reese is an integrated dentist located on the south side of Indianapolis along US 31, just south of 465. He is a dedicated, life long student – demonstrated by his long standing position as director of continuing education for the Indiana Academy of General Dentistry. He also represents the dentists of Indiana and Ohio as a trustee to the National AGD Board. experience the difference in our expertise, professionalism, and thorough care. Call our office at 317-882-0228.

Tongue Tie Procedure Helps Babies Nurse

"Hi I'm Brittany, I'm one of Dr. Reese's assistants here at Indianapolis Dentistry.

I have Hadley here with me. She is 7 weeks old. We did a frenuloplasty and a tongue tie procedure two weeks ago. What Dr. Reese did was to take a look at her the day before and noticed that her tongue was tied and also her lip was pretty far down on her gum line.

Dr. Reese recommended that since we were doing the tongue tie that we go ahead and do the lip tie as well. We did that on a Thursday.

We see a lot of patients that we do the procedures on where the mom will hold the baby and then we have the assistants help out with everything else.

It's a very effective procedure for breastfeeding. There are moms who have trouble with babies latching on or even pain sometimes with breastfeeding and they don't know it, but tongue ties or lip ties can be the problem. They don't talk about it in classes or they don't mention it in the lactation department. Pediatricians might mention it to get it clipped there at the office, but the laser (I feel like) is a lot better procedure. There is:

  • less bleeding
  • faster healing time
  • better overall for the baby

We do see a lot of patients. The youngest we've seen is a 2-week old and we've even seen a 2-year old. Obviously the babies are easier to work with, but we do see a lot of babies and I definitely do recommend it for breastfeeding moms to definitely take a look at it after the baby is born and find out if they have a lip or tongue tie. If you don't know what it is, you can always have the nurses or your pediatrician check it in the hospital or at their follow-up appointment."

Best Oil Pulling Coconut Oil

One question we often get is: "What's the best oil for oil pulling?" We already know that coconut oil is the best oil for oil pulling because it's the only non-acidic, alkaline oil and that Skinny Coconut Oil is the best brand of coconut oil, but when they combined it with peppermint oil, it makes the best oil pulling coconut oil on the market today. Best Oil Pulling Coconut OilOil Pulling is easy. In the morning, simply place one tablespoon of Skinny and Company Coconut Oil in your mouth. If it's solid, wait for it to melt in your mouth. Once melted, begin to swish the oil around for five to twenty minutes. Move the oil around your mouth, teeth and gums as if it were mouthwash, but don't gargle or swallow it. Once finished, dispose of the oil in the trash (it may clog your pipes). As a final step, rinse out your mouth with warm water and brush your teeth as normal. For best results, oil pull once a day.

Why Skinny Coconut Oil?

According to their website, "Skinny Coconut Oil is the only 100% raw, alkaline coconut oil on the market today. On the pH scale, Skinny tests at a 7.3 (alkaline), whereas our competitors are testing at a 3.5 - 5.5 (acidic). Needless to say, acidic oil harms teeth enamel – making it imperative to oil pull exclusively with Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil." As a dentist, this just makes sense to me and that's why I recommend it to my patients. "The alkalinity of a natural, wild coconut is roughly 7.3 - that's how you know you are getting a quality product with Skinny!" It's available to buy in-store or online at Skinny Coconut Oil.

Belva Trusts Dr Reese

What is your relationship with Dr. Reese?

"I worked for Dr. Reese for 17 years as a dental hygienist and continued coming as a patient after I retired."

Why do you keep coming back?

"I have seen his work and know that it is good. After substituting in other offices, I know that's not always true. I trust him."

Thousands of patients have trusted Dr. Reese for their dental needs in Indianapolis, Indiana. Call 317-882-0228 for an appointment.