I“ve been fortunate to help hundreds of patients transform their smiles and their lives. I’d be honored if you stopped by for a free consultation, giving me an opportunity to earn your trust.” Dr. Stephen Leavens
What Our Patients Are Saying
Dr. Stephen R. Leavens
Dr. Leavens, an alumnus of both Brigham Young University (1996) and Northwestern Dental School (1999), started his career in the United States Navy from 2000 to 2004. This opportunity allowed him to complete his Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency, while also serving with the Bravo Surgical Company in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Being raised in the Northwest, Dr. Leavens enjoys many outdoor activities such as boating, skiing and soccer, all of which he and his family actively participate in. He also enjoys serving his local church, schools and the surrounding community.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant appliance is used to replace the roots of teeth. The implant is surgically attached to the jaw bone and an artificial tooth is attached to the top of the implant, creating a natural looking, undetectable replacement.
Implants can improve your lifestyle, restoring lost teeth so they look, feel, and function like your natural teeth without worrying about your smile.
Implants & Dentures
Anchoring dentures with implants can provide a better fitting, more comfortable, stable and secure chewing experience. Dentures with implants also help in preventing steady bone loss caused by traditional dentures.
Implants & Bridges
Fortunately, bridges can be attached to implants instead of the adjacent healthy teeth. Unlike dentures, a bridge bonded to implants is never removed. It is stable in the mouth and works very similarly to natural teeth.
Let Us Answer Your Questions
Your teeth affect everything - from your smile and confidence, to your ability to eat, speak and participate in everyday activities. There is no better option to restore missing teeth. As a permanent restoration, dental implants are an ideal investment in your oral health.
In many circumstances a dental implant isn't necessary. When you visit us for your complimentary consultation we will provide you with an accurate, honest diagnoses. If you don't actually need an implant placed we won't try and push you into getting one.
Nothing lasts forever, but for most patients 45 years or older a dental implant will last for life. The implant itself won't typically need replacement but the crown or cap placed on the appliance may need restoration or replacement every 10-15 years.
Our wonderful staff will work with you to see if your insurance company will cover the dental implant procedure. If for any reason it's not covered, we will let you know and will work with you to develop a financial plan if needed. Our patients often tell us that it's completely worth the investment of their time and money to permanently replace their missing teeth with dental implants.
Of course not. The consultation is completely free of charge. We are limited in how many consultations we can schedule during any given period - so make sure to schedule yours as soon as possible. A healthy smile and good oral health isn't something you should procrastinate about.
Our office exudes a warm and comfortable atmosphere, which helps patients feel at ease while they receive excellent dental treatment. This state-of-the-art clinic features gentle massaging dental chairs, flat-screen televisions, digital x-rays, VistaClear water purification system, and much more.