What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth placed in your jaw to hold a replacement crown or bridge in place. The treatment is less extensive than traditional bridgework since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. Dental implants are typically the best solution to missing teeth. Additionally, implants often prevent the bone loss and receding gum lines that accompany bridgework and dentures because they integrate into the structure of your mouth.
Restore your smile in as little as one day!
We are proud to say that we can help Mid-Missouri patients regain their smile and confidence in one clinical appointment, saving time and money. There’s no need to wait for implant-supported restorations to heal, which traditionally took months. Our customized procedure allows you to leave the dental chair after just one treatment visit with teeth that look natural and remain healthy. You can eat, smile, laugh and speak clearly right away.
With the use of high-resolution 3-Dimensional CT scans and virtual planning software, the dental implant procedure is planned and completed after the initial consultation and before the scheduled implant placement. The replacement tooth is uniquely fabricated to fit your mouth. Some other implant techniques require you to wear a removable denture or fit certain specific criteria to be treated. Our technique allows for failing teeth or dentures to be immediately replaced with new implants and restorations the same day. Our implant procedure saves time, reduces anxiety and improves the quality of the final results.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
- Preserves your youthful smile
- Stops the bone deterioration process
- Looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth
- Eliminates pain of dentures and partials
- Typically costs less than dental bridgework
Are you a good candidate for dental implants?
If you are in good physical and oral health, you are most likely a candidate for dental implants. You must have adequate bone in your jaw to support the implant. The best candidates for dental implants have healthy gums that are free of disease. Dr. Willett and Dr. Patton can determine if you are good candidate for dental implants.
Call Willett & Patton DDS in Columbia, MO at (573)445-5300 to set up your same-day dental implant restoration appointment.