Dental Implants An Overview
Dr. Benjamin Stevens offers several options for replacing missing teeth, including dental implants. When possible, we recommend dental implants because of their high success rate among patients. Dental Implants offer many benefits for overall dental health.
Dr. Stevens offers full services for the dental implant procedure in Greenwood, near Indianapolis, Indiana. Replacing missing teeth as soon as possible is important to reduce the risk of further dental health problems.
A missing tooth, or teeth, can eventually lead to bone loss, shrinkage in the jaw, and shifting of remaining teeth. These issues can disrupt the balance of the bite and create a more aged appearance as the jawline sinks inward over time.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a bio-compatible titanium post surgically implanted by a dentist into the jaw bone, replacing the root of a missing tooth. When fully integrated with the bone, the dental implant will provide stability and support for a replacement tooth.
A dental implant in Greenwood can be used to support a dental crown for a single missing tooth or a denture to replace all of your missing teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- 95% or higher success rate
- Improved bone and gum health (compared to alternative restorations)
- Avoids degradation of healthy teeth (as in conventional bridgework)
- Improves the appearance of the smile and lower face
- Patients can enjoy a healthy diet without restrictions
- No worry of slippage or dentures “falling out”
Dentists use dental implants, from single tooth replacement to securing an over-denture. It is best for a comfortable smile that looks, feels, and functions like natural teeth. Dental implants and implant-secured dentures can be life-changing for patients struggling with the daily challenges of either missing teeth or poorly fitting dentures.
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Dental Implants What to Expect
Dr. Stevens offers complete treatment for dental implants in his Greenwood dentist office. Dr. Stevens will perform the tooth implant surgery and design the custom-fit dental restoration. This prevents you from having to visit multiple specialists.
Patients will receive a dental crown, bridge, or denture, depending on the number and location of their missing teeth. Our full-service implant treatment plans provide patients with more predictable results without the hassle of visiting additional specialists.
The Implant Process
Implantation: The dental implant placement is a simple surgical procedure performed in our Greenwood, IN family dentist office under local anesthesia. It typically takes three to six months for the implant to heal and fully integrate with the jawbone.
Implant Restoration: In some cases, Dr. Stevens can complete the tooth implant restoration on the same visit. Most patients will receive a temporary crown or bridge worn during the healing process.
Once the dental implant has fully healed, the final restoration will be custom designed and securely fit the implant using an abutment.
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Dental implants are a great alternative to dentures; they look more natural than dentures or partial dentures. They last longer than other tooth replacement options because they are anchored into your jawbone, making them nearly impossible to dislodge.
Many people put off getting dental implants because of the high price. The average cost for this procedure can range from $1,000 to $15,000, depending on the type of implant and the number of implants needed. Dr. Stevens works with patients on budget concerns. He also offers treatment plans. We are currently accepting new dental implant patients!
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