Get Your Teeth Back in Indiana

As hard as we try to keep our natural teeth healthy, most of us still find ourselves getting cavities. Some of you will even need root canals, dental crowns, or full-mouth reconstructions. Millions of Americans also struggle with partial and total tooth loss. For those patients, your St. John dental practice has a solution that can give you your teeth and smile back – dentures Indiana.

We see patients every day who are living with missing teeth and use dentures to fill the gaps in their smile.

"Years ago, not a long time ago, implants were an option, it’s just that they were so costly and insurance wouldn’t cover them. Now obviously it is the best treatment modality you can have, although we have the other options, more and more patients are going with dental implants. It is a simple procedure and implants, if they are taken care of and placed the right way, can last pretty much a lifetime. You still need to clean them and still need to take care of them obviously but it is the best treatment modality for single tooth replacement. It is a great modality for snap on dentures. Instead of having to grind down additional teeth to put in a fixed bridge, you don’t have to do that any more. So it is a great treatment option and a lot of patients have discovered that this is the way to go."

Traditional Dentures

There are more than 33 million Americans living without their upper and lower teeth. Tooth loss inhibits you from getting the nutrition you need, speaking clearly, and it changes the shape of your face over time.

The most affordable option to fix missing teeth is removable denture. At Creating Smiles, we can design beautiful full and partial dentures that fill the gaps in your smile and let you keep your youthful appearance. Dr. Kapers also realigns and fixes broken dentures.

Traditional removable dentures are aesthetically pleasing, but the devices do not offer much support while you chew. They also do not stop your jawbone from deteriorating. If you’re a denture wearer, you’re probably well aware of the long list of foods you have to avoid. Removable dentures often slip and slide inside your mouth, and the devices typically change shape over time. These are just a few reasons why many of our patients choose to take things to the next level.

The Power of Dental Implants

If you’re sick of your ill-fitting dentures and are ready to have your teeth stabilized, Dr. Kapers can provide you with durable dental implants in both your upper and lower jaw. Our dental implants are made from titanium and fuse to your jawbone. After the implant is in place, it takes about eight weeks for the implant and bone to join together.

Once the bone has healed, we then place your new, permanent dentures. The process is very simple, and patients often tell us the procedure is no more uncomfortable than having a filling placed! Dr. Kapers has studied with the best dental implants specialists in the world to perfect this treatment.

Dental implants are more expensive than traditional removable dentures, but we ask our patients to consider the overall benefits instead of simply the costs. Patients with removable dentures have trouble eating and digesting their food because of the decreased biting force.

Removable dentures only give you about 20 percent of the biting force of natural teeth, while dental implants can bring your chewing force up to 90 percent. A recent dental study found that people without teeth live an average of 10 years less than people with teeth. So, you’re taking a huge gamble if you decide not to replace your teeth with something more sturdy than dentures.

With the added support from dental implants, you’ll be back to eating the food you love and getting the nutrition you need. You’ll also never have to worry about your dentures sliding around while you eat.


If you’re looking for a solution for your missing teeth, know that your friends at Creating Smiles have the right solution for you. Call our St. John dental office at 219-322-9920 or the Valparaiso location at 219-462-1970. You can also use our online form to schedule an appointment.