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Stephen K Williams DDS | Dental Implants in Bicknell

Stephen K Williams DDS and Associates

511 W 11th St
Bicknell, IN 47512


(812) 735-2020

Dental Implants

Dental Implants

dr_mature.jpgBenefits of Dental Implants

Are you a candidate for Dental Implants?

Advantages of Dental Implants over Dentures

Dr. Williams is trained and experienced in dental implants and can perform the whole procedure (placement and crown restoration) here in his office.

A dental implant is commonly made of titanium and replaces the root of a missing tooth. Replacement teeth are then placed on the post to provide a natural, durable and aesthetic replacement for your missing tooth or teeth.

Dr. Williams has completed advanced training in Implant Dentistry and can complete the entire dental implant procedure from start to finish under one roof.

The first step will be to get a complete examination by Dr. Williams to determine whether dental implants are the best way to replace your missing tooth or teeth. Dr. Williams has placed and restored many dental implants and is able to guide your entire treatment from beginning to successful completion.

Making the right decision about dental implants is important. Make an appointment to see Dr. Williams and find out if you are a candidate.

Call us at 812-735-2020 to make an appointment or click here to request an appointment online.

The benefits of dental implants

Dental Implant.Not only does a dental implant fill unsightly gaps in a smile, they are also important to deter bone loss which will occur when a tooth is lost. The titanium post fuses with the bone preventing it from dissolving.

Fixed bridges and removable dentures are not the perfect solution to missing teeth and often bring with them a number of other problems.

When teeth are lost, the bone which held the roots of the teeth starts to dissolve, and so removable dentures — which use this bone for support — may slip or cause sores on the gums because the dentures will not be as stable.

Fixed bridges often require the preparation of adjacent healthy teeth. Decay, periodontal (gum) disease and other factors often doom fixed bridgework to early failure. For these reasons, fixed bridges and removable dentures usually need to be replaced every seven to 15 years, compared to an up to 25-year life span for dental implants.

When you decide to have dental implants, Dr. Williams will explain your treatment plan fully. He will make sure that the titanium posts are placed correctly.  Once they are fully healed, he will engineer and fit your perfectly-fitted crown or bridge. When the crown or bridge is placed on the implant, your bite will function like your own, natural bite.

Although there are a number of options for the treatment of missing teeth, dental implants are often considered to be the most functional and durable.

Benefits of "mini" implants

Implants can also be used together with other dental procedures for greater effectiveness. For example, while a dental implant can be used to replace a single missing tooth, it can also be used to support a dental bridge or a set of upper or lower dentures. Dr. Williams uses special "mini" implants to secure dentures and bridges, providing greater stability and a stronger, more secure bite.

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Are you a candidate for dental implants?

The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant. Some people who have lost bone in their jaw can still get implants, but the bone must first be rebuilt using special bone-grafting procedures.

If your bone structure is adequate and bone-grafting is not required, the permanent dental implant, post and tooth restoration can be placed in one visit.

People who are currently wearing partial or full dentures can replace these with dental implants, or use mini-implants to stabilize and secure the denture, making it much more comfortable.

People who are not good candidates for dental implants include:

  • Young patients whose jawbones have not fully developed.

  • Pregnant women

  • People with existing medical conditions. If you can have routine dental treatment, you can generally have an implant placed. While precautions are advisable for certain conditions, patients with such chronic diseases as high blood pressure and diabetes are usually successful candidates for dental implant treatment.

  • Patients who take certain medications such as steroids or drugs that suppress the immune system.

Dental implants are often misunderstood. They are not for everyone and certainly not a quick fix. However, if you are a candidate, dental implants are a great solution. Dr. Williams advanced training in oral surgery, implant dentistry, and ceramic tooth reconstruction make him the perfect specialist to help you decide on the best treatment.

Call us at 812-735-2020 to make an appointment or click here to request an appointment online.

Advantages of Dental Implants over Dentures

  1. Your mouth will be restored as closely as possible to its natural state

  2. Permanently fixed & won't loosen

  3. Long-lasting

  4. Keeps you looking younger by preventing shrinkage of jaw bone

  5. Deter further tooth loss

  6. No nightly care & adhesives

  7. Allow you to eat all foods

Call us at 812-735-2020 to make an appointment or click here to request an appointment online.

Bicknell Dentist | Dental Implants. Stephen K. Williams is a Bicknell Dentist.