SOURCE: Creating Smiles

St. John Indiana Cosmetic Dentist

July 28, 2015 12:03 ET

St. John Dental Office Offering New Solutions for Missing Teeth

ST. JOHN, IN--(Marketwired - July 28, 2015) - Dr. Scott Kapers, a top St. John dentist, has new replacement teeth options for patients who are living without teeth or are tired of uncomfortable removable dentures.

The replacement teeth, known as implant-retained dentures, nearly mimic the function and look of natural teeth and allow patients to eat the foods they love again. Dr. Kapers, who operates Creating Smiles in St. John and Valparaiso, can place implant-retained overdentures that are removable or permanent.

"Implant-retained dentures prevent bone loss and eliminate the need for messy adhesives," Dr. Kapers said. "Patients no longer need to worry about constant denture movement affecting their speech or having their dentures fall out while eating or talking."

Implant-retained overdentures rest on the gums and are supported by dental implants. Dr. Kapers uses two or more implants to secure the dentures in place. Bar-retained overdentures are one piece with a bar framework secured to dental implants. This type of overdenture is only removable by a dental clinician.

Dr. Kapers said overdentures help restore patients’ confidence and improve their overall quality of life, while giving the patient a more youthful appearance.

"We use advanced technology to place dental implants that are durable and long-lasting," Dr. Kapers said. "Patents are amazed at the function and cosmetic benefits of our implant-retained overdentures and are happy to throw away their ill-fitting removable dentures."

Creating Smiles is a two-office practice that provides comprehensive dental services to children and adult patients. Dr. Kapers focuses on sedation dentistry and implant dentistry. He provides dental implants to stabilize dentures and to replace individual missing teeth. Most of Dr. Kapers’ dedicated staff have been with him for more than 15 years.

Dr. Kapers earned his dental degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry. He started Creating Smiles in 1993 and has completed hundreds of hours in continuing education. He offers comprehensive dentistry services, including dental implants and sedation options for fearful patients or those who need multiple dental treatments. Dr. Kapers received training in Botox and dermal fillers from the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists for dental implants.

Dr. Kapers’ associate, Dr. Joseph Ornelas, also earned his dental degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Ornelas, a Crown Point native, received his bachelor of science degree from Purdue University.

The Creating Smiles St. John location, 8217 Wicker Ave., is open from Monday through Saturday. The Valparaiso location, 2262 Morthland Drive, is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

To learn more about the price of dental implants at Dr. Kapers’ St. John or Valparaiso dental office, visit the website at New and current patients also can call the St. John dental office at 219-213-3600 or the Valparaiso office at 219-246-5249.

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