We recently looked at the process of inserting dental implant posts and replacing missing teeth. Typically, the process takes two visits, with a healing period in between. But what if your Kansas City, MO, dentist could actually insert the posts and secure a prosthetic in only one visit? In today’s blog, we’re going to look at how we do exactly that with same-day dental implants.
The Benefits of Placing Dental Implants
First, let’s talk about what benefits dental implants offer over traditional bridges and removable dentures. Essentially, they act as new roots. We insert them into the jawbone through oral surgery, and they bond with the bone tissue through a process known as osseointegration. This secures them for decades to come, and also prevents the loss of jawbone structure that typically follows the loss of your natural teeth. You avoid the aged appearance that accompanies missing teeth, and instead managing your youthful features and a complete smile! We also ensure the restoration and prosthetics we complete your new smile with look and function like natural teeth.
Placing Them in Only One Visit
Now, typically one visit involves placing the implant posts, but three to six months could need to elapse before we attach a restoration or prosthetic, as we need the osseointegration process to occur and for the placement site to heal. However, for some patients we could insert the implant posts and attach a prosthetic in the same visit. You leave with a complete smile! We will need to take a few factors into account, including the strength of your bone tissue and the presence of any underlying oral health issues, before we move forward. But we can let you know if this is the right option for you, so you can enjoy a complete smile once again.
Keeping Smiles Strong
Following the proceed, we would love to help you enjoy a full smile for a lifetime. To do so, you will need to brush and floss daily to protect your implants from issues that could threaten them, such as advanced periodontal disease. You also need to see us for a checkup and cleaning every six months. These actions keep your new smile strong, and also protect any remaining natural teeth too. If you have any questions about the process of replacing missing teeth with a series of dental implants and a prosthetic, and how we do so same-day, then contact our team today to learn more.
Do You Want Same-Day Implant Placement?
Our team wants to help you enjoy lifelike replacements for missing teeth in only one visit. To learn more about the process of replacing missing teeth in only one sitting, then schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-897-4288.