Our philosophy is to always provide our patients with the best dental care possible in a gentle, caring, and anxiety-free manner. Dr. Benjamin Stevens regularly participates in continuing education courses in implant dentistry. He is proud to help his patients achieve excellent oral health and beautiful smiles.
Dr. Stevens handles every step of your implant procedure in his Indianapolis, IN cosmetic dentistry office. Getting dental implants usually requires multiple doctors and specialists. Choosing Dr. Stevens to do your dental implants will save you travel time to other offices and the hassle of additional bills.
By having only one doctor work on your case from start-to-finish means that your care is more precise and cost-effective.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Having missing teeth can be embarrassing and harmful to your oral health. Even just one missing tooth can cause your teeth to shift and your face to sag and look older. It can also affect your smile and your ability to eat certain foods. How you look and feel about your appearance can negatively affect your life.
When you’re missing teeth, you can expect to lose bone loss in your jaw and create an unbalanced bite. An unbalanced bite can lead to teeth grinding and temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Dental implants are the most natural-looking and permanent solution to tooth loss.
The Dental Implant Process
Dr. Stevens offers complete dental implant services, from oral surgery to placing the final restoration. The procedure for dental implants requires multiple visits over several months. After the comprehensive evaluation, Dr. Stevens will create a plan of treatment for your approval.
Placing the Implant – Metal anchors and small posts are surgically placed into your jawbone to serve as tooth root substitutes. The dental implants will be allowed to heal and integrate with the natural bone, serving as the stable anchors for the new teeth. The healing process can take about three to six months.
Depending on your case and the position of the missing tooth or teeth, we may place a temporary crown in the mouth while the implant heals.
Restoring the Dental Implant – Once the jaw fuses with the posts, Dr. Stevens will restore the dental implant by placing the dental restoration (dental crown, dental bridge, or denture). While the dental implant is healing, Dr. Stevens will begin making your new teeth.
Dr. Stevens will take a dental impression and attach posts or attachments to the implants to secure your crowns or prosthetic. Then the prosthetic is secured to the dental implant for a permanent restoration.
Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation
Dr. Benjamin Stevens is an expert cosmetic dentist that provides dental implants in Indianapolis, Indiana. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Stevens with Beautiful Smiles to learn how to get an attractive, natural smile. Our dental care team works with patients to accommodate budget concerns and can create phased treatment plans.