Are you looking a long-lasting, sustainable tooth replacement option?
Dr. Benjamin Stevens, DDS offers a full range of tooth replacement options in his Greenwood, IN family dentist office. For a durable, natural-looking replacement option, Dr. Stevens may suggest patients receive dental implants. Dental implants are one of the most beneficial tooth replacement options for patients. They provide patients with a tooth replacement option that is convenient, long-lasting and looks and function as their natural teeth. Finding a replacement option that is right for is imperative to the health of your smile. Once a tooth or multiple teeth are lost, the jawbone can shrink over time, and other dental problems can begin to develop. Dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental implants can even be used o secure a dental bridge or denture. Dr. Stevens will help you explore your options at Beautiful Smiles in Greenwood, IN.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is small, titanium post that is surgically attached to the jaw bone. After the dental implant fuses with the jawbone, Dr. Stevens can attach a dental crown as your final restoration. For patients missing multiple teeth, in a process called “All-on-Four,” Dr. Stevens can implant as few as four dental implants to secure a dental bridge or denture.
How will I know if I am a good candidate for dental implants?
Dr. Stevens has over 17 years of dentistry experience crafting and maintaining beautiful smiles. He works closely with each patient to determine what treatment will give them the most natural looking, long-lasting results. During the treatment planning phase, Dr. Stevens will thoroughly examine your mouth, teeth, gums, and jaw bone to determine if dental implants are right for you. Traditionally, to receive dental implants, patients will need to have an adequate amount of healthy jaw bone structure. However, due to recent advancements in dentistry, patients who may not have have been an ideal candidate for traditional dental implants may be able to receive All-on-Four. Dr. Stevens provides both services in his Greenwood dentist office.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants can provide patients with a stable, natural looking replacement option for their missing teeth. Dental implants offer a range of benefits for patients who are missing teeth:
- Natural results
- Can eat, drink, and speak without difficulty
- Don’t need to worry about slippage
- Helps prevent further jaw bone deterioration
- Improved oral health
What is involved in receiving a dental implant?
Restorative dentist, Dr. Stevens performs all aspects of the dental implant process in his Greenwood dental office. Patients have the comfort of knowing that Dr. Stevens will work with them through their entire dental implant process. During the consultation, Dr. Stevens will determine what course of treatment will work for you. Once a treatment plan is developed, Dr. Stevens will surgically attach your dental implant into the jawbone. It will take 3-6 months for the dental implant to fuse with the jawbone. In some cases, Dr. Stevens will be able to attach a tooth implant on the same visit. In other cases, Dr. Stevens will provide patients with a temporary dental crown or bridge while they heal. Once completely healed, Dr. Stevens will attach a dental crown, dental bridge, or dentures to restore your smile. Receiving dental implant can be a multi-step process, but the results are worth the wait.
How do I schedule an appointment?
Dr. Stevens offers a range of restorative, cosmetic, and general dentistry treatments in his Greenwood, IN dental office. He will work with you to develop the right treatment to help improve your smile. You can schedule an appointment online or call us today.