Build a Smile that Will Last with Dental Implants
Dental implants are simply the best tooth replacement option available today. They are the only procedure that recreates a tooth’s entire structure (root and crown) and provide some of the most reliable, natural-looking, and long-lasting results of any dental treatment. You can get dental implants at Great Impression Dental, and unlike many other doctors, Dr. Joseph Kelly can complete the entire procedure himself, for many of his patients, assuring a great result each and every time. If you’re ready to permanently replace your missing teeth, be sure to contact our office today. We’re proud to serve the residents of Boonville, Pilot Grove, Fayette, New Franklin, Blackwater, and Columbia.
Dental Implant Placement
A dental implant is actually a small titanium post that is surgically placed into the jaw to mimic a tooth root. It not only provides your new teeth with a secure base, but it also supports your jaw just like your other natural teeth. This enables it to ensure your long term oral health as well as give you a complete smile you’ll be eager to show off.
After a consultation, Dr. Kelly will start the procedure by making a small incision in your gums and placing the post(s) directly into your jawbone. You’ll then be given 3-6 months to heal. People typically only need a week or two to heal from the actual procedure. The rest of the time is to allow your jawbone to integrate with the implant posts. This is another aspect that makes implants extra special and durable. After this, you’ll return to the office to have your restoration placed.
Implant-Retained Crowns & Bridges
Implant-retained crowns and bridges can be used to restore a single tooth or multiple teeth just like traditional ones.
For a single tooth, a crown will be attached to the implant using a connector called an abutment. These crowns are perfectly able to mimic a tooth in shape, size, and color.
With a bridge, prosthetic teeth that sit on top of the gums will be attached to implant-retained crowns on either side of missing teeth. The end result is a beautiful smile you’ll be able to trust whenever you need to speak or eat.
Dental implants are actually quite versatile, and with a just a few posts, they can be used to support a full or partial denture. These implant-retained dentures have many benefits over traditional ones:
- The don’t slip, pop, or click because they are held in place with titanium
- The support the jaw from the inside which helps them maintain their fit for longer
- They allow for a stronger bite force, which enables a patient to eat a wider variety of foods
If you are suffering from extensive tooth loss or are unhappy with your current dentures, be sure to contact us today and ask about dental implants!