Dental implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth
To put it simply, dental implants act as replacements for the root of your teeth. When utilized in a patient, they provide a hardy foundation in which removable or fixed replacement teeth can be put in the patient's mouth. Dental implants blend in with your natural teeth and are an excellent way to combat the problem of missing or damaged teeth; restoring aesthetics and function.
Dental implants either come in singles or in groups of more than one depending on the number of missing teeth a patient has. There are two different types of dental implants as well; in the bone and on the bone. In the bone is more common because it is more stable, but if there is a lack of bone in the patient's jaw, on the bone must be utilized to ensure that the dental implants remain in place.
An individualized treatment is drafted up for each patient to address your unique needs. Once a plan is made, a coordinate care based approach is taken to provide you with the implant you need. The procedure is then performed; ensuring that the dental implant has taken ahold of first. The healing process can take up to three months. Once you've healed, the new teeth can be placed in your implants; giving you that new smile and mouth you've always wanted.
Depending on your unique situation, we provide a variety of dental implant services to suit your teeth, lifestyle, and oral health:
Implant supported dentures use dental implants to secure traditional dentures, meaning that your dentures will not move around. If you wear traditional dentures, implant supported dentures will be a good option for you. It's also beneficial for people who have been wearing traditional dentures for quite some time, as prolonged use of traditional dentures may cause degradation of the jawbone.
If you are experiencing concerns with more than one tooth, it may be too time-consuming to insert one dental implant at a time. If you are experiencing widespread issues around your mouth, we may need to replace the entire row. This is where the All-On-4 approach can benefit you. Rather than replacing each missing tooth with one implant, we use All-On-4 dental implants to replace an entire row using four posts placed into the jawbone, so we are able to restore your teeth quickly without a lengthy procedure. The four posts are implanted into your jaw bone, after which, we place an acrylic denture on your gums. We fix it so it compliments the shape of your mouth, resulting in a brand new smile. This is a very useful solution for people who do not like dentures and have extensive tooth loss rather than just one. But also, it's a very quick solution for people who lead very busy lives. The process is done within a 24 to 48 hour period, making it a very suitable option for the time-conscious.
As the name suggests, it is a fantastic way to restore your smile without numerous trips to the dentist. We achieve this by installing four to six dental implants into the jawbone, after which we attach a bridge with a new row of teeth. The results are immediately noticeable. Using Teeth-In-A-Day means you can start eating as soon as you've left the dentist’s chair. This process is a fantastic option for people who do not have the time to keep coming back to the dentist.
After receiving your dental implants, know that there might be some period in which healing and rest need to occur. However, once back to full strength, you can consider your dental implants to be the same as your natural teeth. It is very important to come up with a plan with our dentists to ensure that your post-treatment and any further treatment is handled appropriately.
After the restoration for the dental implant has been completed, some level of maintenance is required in order to keep yourself infection free and clean. Just like teeth, dental implants can gather tartar and plaque. You should perform your regular at home dental routines and maintain regular professional cleanings at our office to ensure that your dental implants and teeth are being properly cared for.
The cost of dental implants varies. Each person has individual needs, which will result in a different cost. We will discuss the cost of your treatment, as well as your payment options prior to the procedure. If you have a dental plan with your health insurance, we can work with your insurance provider to ensure that your needs are met, and within your budget. We provide affordable payment plans and accept most major credit cards and insurance plans. We also provide a reduced fee Dental Care Plan, which consists of an annual fee that entitles you to the dental benefit membership program for 12 months, which includes 15% off all dental procedures, two routine cleanings per year, as well as two exams per year.
Dental implants are a great way to restore the function and aesthetics of a smile that is missing one or more teeth. To request an appointment for a dental implant, you can reach out to us online or by phone. Dental Excellence can help you with any questions regarding dental implants or other dental services offered by us. We strive to provide quality dental implants to patients near the areas of Independence, Blue Springs, and Lees Summit, MO. Contact us today!