Steven Ellinwood, DDS
5725 Maplecrest Rd # 1,
Fort Wayne, IN 46835
Monday: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: Closed / by appointment only
What areas do you serve?
Steven P. Ellinwood DDS, PC has been providing family dental care in Fort Wayne for three decades. We serve patients in the greater Fort Wayne area, including the communities of Leo, New Haven, Grabill, and Woodburn. With our early morning appointment times, it’s easy to pop in for a checkup before you head to work or school for the day.
Please introduce yourself.
Growing up, Dr. Steve’s father was a Methodist minister and his family moved around quite a bit. By the time he was in high school, Fort Wayne was the place they called home. It’s where he attended high school and put down real “roots” for the first time. After completing dental school, Dr. Steve returned to the area to establish his own practice.
Dr. Steve co-founded Sonrises Siempre, a non-profit agency that provides dental care to residents of developing nations. He also serves as the President of the School Board for the Medina Village School in Sierra Leone.
Now, his son is in dental school as well. He just has a few more years left at Indiana University to complete his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He may even come join our practice one day!
Please list your accreditations, certifications & associations
American Dental Association – Council on Membership
Indiana State Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
Isaac Knapp District Dental Society
Graduate of Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education
Kois Institute for Advanced Learning in Seattle
Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certified
How long have you been in business?
What services do you offer?
Comprehensive Family Dentistry, Preventive and Periodontal Therapies, Cosmetic Treatments, Full Mouth Reconstruction, Dental Implant Restoration, Dental Crowns and Bridges, Dental Emergencies, Sedation Options for Your Comfort
How many dental implant procedures have you done?
Why should someone choose you over the competition?
* Fort Wayne Dentist Trained in the Latest Techniques
* Affordable Implants
* Insurance Accepted and Billed
* Caring, Professional, Highly Trained Staff
* Invisalign Offered
Where do most of your patients hear about your clinic?
We love our patients and they love us right back! Check out our reviews on Facebook, Healthgrades, Yelp, and Google+.
What procedures do you typically recommend and perform?
The type of dental implant restoration that is best for your smile will depend on the number of teeth you have missing. Generally, a single tooth is replaced with a single implant and then a fixed crown on top of it. This eliminates the need to have a conventional bridge in the area (thus causing the adjacent teeth to be ground down or reshaped.)
Multiple tooth loss can be managed in a couple of different ways. Either a bridge or denture can be anchored on top of the dental implants. Due to their strength, as few as four or six implants can support an entire, full arch denture.
What type of implants does your clinic use?
Dental implants offer a permanent solution to replacing missing teeth. Made of biocompatible materials, these artificial tooth roots have the potential to last for the rest of your life. Plus, they’re strong enough to support fixed crowns, bridges, or dentures to replace as many teeth as necessary.
Dr. Steven Ellinwood works closely with local periodontists and oral surgeons who surgically place the implants. Once this phase is completed, Dr. Steve restores the new “tooth” with a fixed prosthesis that looks and feels closer to your natural smile than any denture or partial ever would.
Please give me a summary of the steps in the process of getting an implant at your clinic.
Using implants to anchor your dentures can eliminate worn spots, rocking and shifting of your denture, and accommodate confident speaking. Using bar retainers or individual locators, your prosthesis snaps in place over the implant abutments, locking it in place throughout the day. In the evening, you can remove your “plate” for easy cleaning and maintenance.
Even your existing denture can be retrofitted to snap over new dental implants, when adhesives or pastes can’t deliver the stability that you need. One of our patients came to Dr. Steve after seeing several other dentists, because her denture was so old that replacement parts were no longer available. We were able to retrofit her prosthesis to fit over implants so that she didn’t need to turn around and pay for a new appliance altogether. She was thrilled with the results!
Your cosmetic procedure may be as simple as teeth whitening to help you get pearly whites in under an hour, or a multi-visit treatment plan that involves full mouth reconstruction if you need something more advanced.
Call the office of Dr. Steven Ellinwood today to schedule a consultation with our Fort Wayne cosmetic dentist. Convenient financing plans are available!
How much do your procedures cost?
Its depends on services
What payment methods do you accept?
Dr. Steve is proud to partner with Signature Care PPO, available through the Parkview Health system. As one of the experienced dental providers included in Signature Care coverage, you can enjoy the benefits of a beautiful, healthy smile and leave the paperwork to us!
Our Fort Wayne office accepts most major credit cards and also offers flexible payment options through CareCredit, a 3rd party lender. Enjoy…
* A convenient online or in-office application process
* Immediate access to funds, so you don’t have to wait for your treatment
* Financing for necessary or elective treatments
* Low or no-interest options
How many appointments are required to get one or two implants?
its depend on conditions of Teeth
How long is the healing time?
What do advise your patients to do if they have a problem with their implant?
When you’re experiencing dental pain, the last thing that you want to think about is affording urgent dental care. Don’t be tempted to put off needed treatment in hopes that your dental discomfort will resolve on its own. That small oral concern can grow into a more complicated (and more expensive) issue to treat down the road.
We can help you find the payment plan that suits your needs – and get your smile back to looking and feeling its best! Call today and schedule your appointment.
Please note: This interview is for informational purposes only and does not represent a recommendation of the dentist mentioned. All opinions expressed are those of the interviewee.
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