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Dental Implant Candidacy at
Smiles for Life

Dental implants may be the right solution for you, if:

You want a secure, natural-looking solution to tooth loss

Dental implants look, feel, and function like your natural teeth, whether you’re replacing one or many missing teeth. Your dental implant takes the place of the missing tooth’s root, forming a secure foundation for your restoration.

You want to improve your quality of life

Dental implants are comfortable, secure, and natural looking. With dental implants, you can stop worrying about your teeth and focus on living your life to the fullest. Imagine never having to worry about a gap in your smile, a restoration slipping, or whether you can eat a certain food. Dental implants can make this a reality.

You want to feel confident again

With the security of dental implants, you’ll have the confidence to smile, chew, and speak knowing your restoration won’t slip out of place. Since implant-supported restorations are custom designed for each patient, you’ll know your teeth look their very best every time you smile.

You want to protect your oral health

By replacing your missing teeth, dental implants help protect the health of the surrounding teeth, lessening the risk of gum disease, tooth decay, and bite problems. When a missing tooth root is replaced by an implant, this helps strengthen the jawbone, something that no other tooth replacement can do.

You want a solution that’s easy to maintain and long-lasting

Dental implants are as easy to clean as your natural teeth with regular brushing and flossing. And with proper oral hygiene, dental implants can last a very long time. In fact, your implant is a permanent fixture to your overall health.

Your Consultation – The First Step to a Restored Smile

We encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Heffelfinger to learn more about dental implants. This visit is your first step in the dental implant process and will help determine if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. Dr. Heffelfinger will consult with you about your goals, the available treatment options, answer your questions, and help you decide if dental implants are the right choice for you.

He’ll also discuss whether you’ll benefit from any supplemental procedures prior to dental implant placement, such as bone grafting or gum disease treatment. You’ll also have a thorough examination, including x-rays and scans, an initial step whereby Dr. Heffelfinger can gather the information necessary to create your treatment plan.

This meeting is your opportunity to ask any questions you have so you can make an informed decision about your care. You’ll also have a chance to discuss financing options and our team will help you choose one that works within your budget. We want to make dental implants affordable, therefore we offer several payment options and financing plans through CareCredit.  Many of these cost plans offer no annual fees and convenient monthly payments..

Why wait to begin your journey toward a restored smile? Schedule your dental implant consultation with Dr. Heffelfinger today!

Smiles for Life

1210 East 7th Street
Auburn, IN 46706

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