Dental Implants in Warrensburg, Oak Grove, and Windsor, MO
Restore Your Smile With Us
If you want a permanent, natural-looking solution for missing teeth, dental implants could be right for you. These convenient restorations are designed to replace a missing tooth from root to crown, integrating with your jawbone for unmatched stability. Best of all, implants can last up to a lifetime with proper care and oral hygiene.
Explore our guide to learn more about dental implants and how they can restore your smile.
Benefits of dental implants
Dental implants provide several benefits that other tooth replacements can’t match, including:
- Natural appearance and function
- Secured to your jaw
- Easy to maintain
- Resistant to decay
- Prevents jawbone from shrinking
- Can last up to a lifetime
Our Dental Implant Process
Getting dental implants is a three-step process that’s typically completed over the course of several months. These steps consist of:
- Initial Consultation — During this visit, Dr. Young will evaluate your teeth, gums, and jawbone to determine if implants are the right treatment for you. He’ll also explain the treatment process and answer any questions you have.
- Implant Placement — Once he determines you’re ready, Dr. Young will palace your implant or implants directly in your jaw and protect the area with a temporary restoration. After the surgery is finished, you’ll need to allow three to six months for your jaw to heal.
- Final Restoration — After the implant has integrated with your jaw and the healing process is finished, you’ll return to our office so Dr. Young can attach your permanent restoration to complete the treatment. Depending on how many teeth you’re missing, we offer porcelain crowns, bridges, and full or partial dentures.
Are You a Candidate For Dental Implants?
If you want a tooth replacement that allows you to live without restraints, look no further than dental implants. Unlike dentures, implants will never fall out or slide around in your mouth. Thanks to the unique process of osseointegration, in which the titanium implant fuses with your jawbone, you’ll be able to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Best of all, implants stimulate jawbone growth to preserve your facial appearance and long-term health.
To qualify for dental implants, you’ll need to have a strong, dense jawbone and healthy gums. If you suffer from bone loss or gum disease, Dr. Young may be able to prepare you for treatment with a supplemental procedure. If any supplemental treatments are necessary, Dr. Young will discuss them with you during your consultation and factor it into your treatment plan.
Visit Ridgeview Family Dental For Dental Implants
No matter how many teeth you’re missing, dental implants can provide the attractive and durable solution you need. With the help of implants, your smile will remain healthy and beautiful for many years to come.
If you’re interested in dental implants, call one of our three convenient locations in Warrensburg, Oak Grove, or Windsor and schedule a consultation with Dr. Young. It’s the first step on your journey to a new smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do dental implants last?
Once your treatment is complete, the success of your dental implants rests in your hands. In most cases, your implants will last for at least 25 years. If you maintain excellent oral hygiene and visit Dr. Young for regular checkups, your implants can last up to a lifetime.
How do you take care of your dental implants after the procedure?
The first week or two after surgery is crucial to the success of your treatment. Make sure to follow any post-op instructions from Dr. Young, such as avoiding hard or crunchy foods and rinsing your mouth with warm salt water after meals. It’s also important to avoid drinking alcohol or smoking during this phase of your treatment.
After your surgical area has healed, caring for dental implants becomes much easier. All you need to do is brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day.
Are dental implants safe?
As long as your implant surgery is performed by an experienced and qualified dentist, there’s no reason to worry. In fact, dental implants have an overall success rate of 98%. Implants are also the only restoration that prevents your jawbone from shrinking, making them the safest option in the long run.
Will insurance pay for my dental implants?
Unfortunately, most insurance providers will only offer partial coverage for dental implants and some may offer none at all. The amount of payment you receive can vary based on the terms of your plan and your chosen provider. If you have any questions, our team will be happy to help you maximize your insurance benefits.
What do I do if there’s a complication with my dental implants?
If something goes wrong with your dental implant, it’s important that you remain calm and call us right away. Don’t attempt to fix the problem yourself, as this may result in permanent damage and set your treatment back. Dr. Young will make sure you get the care you need as soon as possible.