When you think about dental implants, you likely picture a lengthy process, especially between the insertion of the titanium post and the attachment of the prosthetics. But what if your Kansas City, MO, dentist could complete the process in only one visit, helping you leave in a single sitting with a full smile once again?
The Dangers of Missing Teeth
First, let’s talk about the importance of addressing tooth loss in the first place. Missing teeth could mean serious trouble for your smile, even if only one has been lost! Losing teeth impacts the balance of your bite, causing teeth discomfort and leading to misalignment. The pressure from these changes also increases the risk painful jaw joint disorders, such as TMD or even bruxism (chronic teeth grinding). You could have trouble eating or speaking, and since the body suspends the flow of nutrients to the jawbone around a lost tooth, this means a breakdown of bone tissue that causes further tooth loss and an aged appearance.
The Dental Implant Posts and Prosthetic
Dental implants are screw-like titanium post that we insert into the jawbone. Since titanium is biocompatible, the body recognizes them as natural roots and bonds them with the bone tissue. The jaw doesn’t break down, and your facial structure is preserved. This also allows the new roots to remain in place for decades to come, possibly even a lifetime in some cases. After this occurs, we need to wait for osseointegration to occur, which bonds them with the bone tissue. Then for a individual one, we attach an abutment to hold a crown in place, restoring the tooth. For multiple missing teeth, abutments connect a bridge or denture to several dental implant posts, so you have a prosthetic that never slips.
If you have severe tooth loss, then our team may extract the few remaining teeth and then insert dental implant posts, guiding them with digital technology. In the same visit, we attach a prosthetic with abutments so you leave with a complete smile! In one visit, you can smile with confidence once again. Don’t let tooth loss lead to issues with the health, stability, and beauty of your smile or complicate your quality of life. Instead, schedule a consultation to see what your best options are for securing a new smile. if you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to give us a call!
Ready for a New Smile in One Visit?
Our team wants to help you maintain a full and beautiful smile with same-day dental implants. To learn more about securing a stable and long-lasting dental prosthetic in only one visit, then schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-897-4288.