November 7, 2016
Having trouble loving your smile because it’s missing teeth? Call us today at 816-399-5539 to schedule an appointment for a dental implant. Dr. Stiver has taken advanced training in this restorative dentistry treatment. With his help, you can love your complete smile.
Dental Implant Procedures
Dental implants are routine. Dr. Stiver has done many over the years, giving him the practical experience that other dentists might not have. Here’s what the dental implant procedure looks like:
- First, Dr. Stiver takes digital X-rays to make sure the bone will take the implant.
- The area is numbed completely with local anesthetic.
- An artificial root is surgically placed in your jawbone (just like with your natural teeth).
- While the site heals, your replacement tooth is made.
- Finally, Dr. Stiver expertly connects the replacement tooth to the implanted root.
There you go! You have a natural-looking tooth to replace the old one.
Call our Kansas City, MO dental office today to complete your smile with a dental implant. Dental implants last for 20 years or more, and they don’t need any extra care. That’s why they are the closest things you can get to regrowing a tooth in that spot.
Reasons You Will Love Your Dental Implant
1. Dental implants help keep your jawbone healthy.
Your natural teeth have roots that extend into your jawbone. As you chew, stimulation travels down the tooth and into the bone tissue surrounding the root. Your jawbone needs this stimulation. Without it, the bone tissue begins to deteriorate.
That’s why you need to call us today at 816-399-5539. Dental implants from our Kansas City, MO dental office use an artificial tooth root. Dr. Stiver will expertly place the root in your jawbone, mimicking the real one you lost. This stimulates the jawbone, helping to keep it healthy and strong.
2. Dental implants can hold dentures snugly in your mouth.
It’s not practical to replace all of the teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth with individual dental implants. Instead, removable dentures are usually used. They might have been around for a while, but they work great.
Except that they can sometimes slide around in your mouth. Sometimes, they can even fall out while you are eating or talking. That’s because the special adhesive used to hold dentures to your gums can give out.
By calling our Kansas City, MO dental office today, you can get an appointment to combine dentures with dental implants. Implant-secured dentures use a few dental implants placed in the jawbone. Instead of using an adhesive, your dentures connect to these implants. Dr. Stiver has advanced training in using implants, so he knows how to make sure your dentures stay put with them.
3. Dental implants can sometimes be placed right after a dental extraction.
Normally, dental implants need some time to fuse with your jawbone before connecting the replacement tooth. The site where the implant was surgically placed can need time to heal up as well. Start chewing too soon and you could have problems.
If you needed a tooth removed, you might be a good candidate for immediate dental implant placement. In this case, Dr. Stiver will place the implant at the same appointment that the tooth is removed. You’ll need to be healthy, and not everyone can get immediate placement. But because Dr. Stiver has taken so many hours in training for dental implants, he can place a dental implant quickly in some cases.
4. Dental implants give you back the strength and look you deserve from your smile.
Your smile does double duty. First, it lets you chew your food and eat normally. Without a full smile, you could have trouble eating some foods. (Try eating corn on the cob without your front teeth.) Second, it helps you look normal. People expect to see a complete smile. When you’re missing one or two teeth, you could easily be self-conscious about how your smile looks to other people.
That’s why you need to call for a dental implant appointment today. Dr. Stiver has the training and experience needed to place dental implants safely and correctly. With a dental implant in place, you’ll be able to chew and look like you never lost a tooth in the first place.
Call us TODAY at 816-399-5539. Dental implants can take a little time to heal, so you need to call sooner rather than later. They do so much good for your teeth, it’s no wonder why people love their dental implants.