Dental implants are artificial tooth roots typically made of titanium surgically placed into the jawbone to provide a robust and permanent foundation for replacement teeth, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures. At Advanced Dentistry of Nevada, MO, LLC, we offer dental implants as a durable and natural-looking solution for individuals with missing teeth, restoring oral function and aesthetics while preserving bone structure and overall oral health.
People who have missing teeth or teeth that are irreparably damaged and are seeking a permanent and stable solution for tooth replacement are good candidates for dental implants. That said, these candidates should have good overall health and adequate bone density in their jaw to make them suitable for the surgical placement of implant posts.
Patients with certain chronic medical conditions may not be good candidates for dental implants. For example, uncontrolled diabetes, blood disorders, or heart disease may disqualify you from being a good candidate, as these conditions could further compromise your health when compounded by implant placement. Additionally, patients who smoke or drink alcohol in excess are not ideal candidates. Dental implant candidates should also have healthy gums and be committed to maintaining proper oral hygiene and follow-up care to ensure the long-term success of the implants.
The dental implant process begins with an initial consultation where the dentist will evaluate your oral and overall health to determine your eligibility for the procedure. If you are a candidate, our dentist will take X-rays of your mouth and create a treatment plan.
Next, our dentist in Nevada, MO, will surgically place the implant into the jawbone. This surgery is performed under local anesthesia or sedation to ensure comfort. After placement, the bone around the implant will be left to heal and fuse with the implant through osseointegration. This process can take several months to complete.
Once healing is complete, the dentist will place an abutment on the implant. An abutment is a connector piece that holds the new tooth in place. Then, an impression is taken of the abutment and surrounding teeth and sent to a lab where the permanent crown is made.
When the crown is done, our dentist will fit it to the abutment and make any necessary adjustments before securing it permanently. Depending on the patient's oral health, the entire process can take up to a year or longer. However, once complete, your new smile will be strong and durable for years!
Dental implants in Nevada, MO, offer several advantages, including their durability, natural appearance, and stability. They provide a long-lasting solution for tooth replacement, preserving bone structure and oral health.
Implants function like natural teeth, allowing for comfortable chewing and speaking and eliminating the need for removable appliances. Furthermore, they enhance confidence and aesthetics, seamlessly blending with existing teeth, making them a highly beneficial choice for those with missing teeth.
Dental implants can be a great way to replace missing teeth and improve your smile. If you are considering dental implants, contact Advanced Dentistry of Nevada, MO, LLC, at 1701 W. Austin Blvd, Nevada, MO, 64772, or call (417) 667-7134 to determine if dental implants are the right solution.