All it takes is the loss of one tooth to make you feel insecure about your smile, uncomfortable with your bite, and generally worried about your oral health. When a person has missing teeth, they can experience cosmetic and functional issues – fortunately, dental implants can provide support for restorations that resolve these concerns. At our Independence, MO dentist’s office, we can make plans to fully restore your smile with an implant-held restoration. If you have multiple missing teeth, we can work out a plan to fully restore your smile so that you can once again bite, chew, and speak with confidence!
Dental implants are able to secure individual restorations, and they can also hold larger prosthetic appliances like partial and full dentures to replace multiple missing teeth. The implant’s role is to support your prosthetic and keep it securely held to your jawbone. You will be able to bite, chew, and speak with confidence that your restoration will remain in position. By using your restoration like you would a natural tooth, you even create stimulation in your jawbone that will help you maintain its health and density over time.
Dr. Roberson can oversee the placement of a dental implant, as well as the securing of a custom restoration to it. At an initial appointment, we can check on your oral health, identify the right placement for the implant, and make plans to perform your placement. Once your implant is in position, your jawbone will actually fuse to it, as it is constructed with biocompatible titanium. After you heal, you will return to our practice to have your custom prosthetic set in position. Once secured, you can rely on it to support your dental function!
During a preliminary review, your dentist can determine if there are any issues that might interfere with your receipt of dental implants. While many people are able to move forward with treatment without issue, there are preliminary steps we can take to help if you have issues that need to be addressed. If some jawbone deterioration has already occurred due to tooth loss, we may rely on same day implants, which are shorter and require less support. If the deterioration is too serious even for this approach, we can discuss jawbone grafting as a means of ensuring that your posts can be placed.
At Independence Family And Cosmetic Dentistry, we are prepared to help patients in need of treatment to bring back their full smile. If you wish to learn more, please contact your Independence, MO, dentist, Dr. Roberson, by calling 816-350-0808.