Typically, the process of replacing missing teeth with dental implants could take a significant amount of time, with months spent waiting for the new roots to bond with your jawbone. However, your Kahoka, MO, dentist could help by placing and restoring them in one day, so you leave with a complete smile in a single visit.
The Dangers of Missing Teeth
Missing teeth do alter the esthetics of your smile, but this complication could also lead to issues with your oral health too. Missing teeth mean that the balance of your bite changes, and that pressure could be placed onto the jaw joints. The pressure could eventually mean the onset of painful disorders like TMD or bruxism (teeth grinding). You could also have trouble eating certain foods, limiting your nutritional intake and impacting your ability to enjoy your favorite dishes. For others, lack of natural teeth makes speaking clearly difficult. However, the most dangerous complication is the fact that the body will suspend the flow of calcium and phosphorus to the jawbone. Without these nutrients, the bone tissue loses mass and density, breaking down to cause further tooth loss and an aged appearance!
Placing the Implant Posts
If you have lost several teeth, then we could insert several dental implant posts into your smile’s upper or lower arch. Made from titanium, a biocompatible material, they will bond with the bone tissue and stimulate the growth of tissue, preventing further tooth loss or changes to facial structure. If you have lost most of your teeth, we could extract the remaining few to pave the way for a complete smile.
Attaching a Fixed Prosthetic
Typically, there needs or be time between placement and the attachment of the prosthetic for the new roots to bond with the jawbone, a process known as osseointegration. Often, this could take between three and six months! However, with same-day, we insert the new roots and attach the denture or bridge in the same visit. You leave with a full smile, and smile with confidence. You may need to return in the future to attach the final, custom denture, but you will never be without a full smile with the same-day option. If you have any questions about our approach to replacing missing teeth, or about avoiding tooth loss altogether, then contact our team today. We would love to help you avoid tooth loss, or enjoy a full smile cone again. Let’s make big changes of your smile in 2021!
Ready for a Complete Smile Again?
Our team knows the importance of maintaining a full smile, which is why your Kahoka, MO dentist at Barbour Dental offers implant dentistry. Contact our office at 660-727-4746 to schedule an appointment and obtain a complete smile once again.