Dental Implants

Learn how dental implants can change your life!

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Restore your smile with dental implants!

Dental implants are the most natural and comfortable way to replace missing teeth or to stabilize a denture or a partial. Dr. Kelli Blank can restore most any type of implant to natural function, leaving you feeling confident and comfortable with your smile. Numerous types of implants and restorations are available to replace that missing smile. The choice of implant depends on the amount of bone available for implant retention, the patient’s overall health, and the restoration desired by the patient. Our doctors will complete a thorough exam to help you choose what type of implant fits your needs.
If you have a fear of smiling or eating in public, dental implants may be your most cost effective and least invasive option. Dental implants can make speaking clearly and confidently effortless. Denture wearers, who use messy adhesives that alter the taste of food and make chewing a nightmare, will benefit greatly from mini implants. Most patients who wear dentures have some type of duodenal ulcer (stomach). Stomach ulcers occur in these patients due to over production of stomach acids necessary for breakdown of poorly chewed food. Stabilization of the denture will improve your diet and digestive system, contributing the healthy lifestyle we all strive for.

Dental Implant placement has been the most significant advancement in the past 25 years of dentistry. Thousands of patients are grateful for the opportunity to replace missing teeth the most natural way by using dental implants, restoring their confidence, appearance, and lifestyle. Call us today at the MidAmerica Center for Dental Wellness & Aesthetics for your implant consultation.

What are dental implants?implant1-1

Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace the roots of missing teeth. They are inserted into your jawbone during a minor surgical procedure that takes place in the dental office. After the implant has been placed in your jawbone, a completely lifelike porcelain tooth crown is attached. In some cases, the implant needs to fuse with the bone for several months before it is permanently crowned; in other cases, you can have new (but temporary) teeth the same day your implants are placed.

How many teeth can be replaced with dental implants?

impalntdentureYou can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or all your teeth with implants. You don't even need one implant for every missing tooth. As few as two Implants can support a removable lower denture, while as few as four implants can provide a full, permanent set of top or bottom teeth.

Is dental implant surgery painful?

Most people find dental implant surgery very easy to tolerate. Any post-operative discomfort can usually be managed with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen or OTC pain-relievers. Ice can also be helpful.

Are dental implants expensive?

At the outset, implants are more expensive than other tooth-replacement methods such as dentures or bridgework. But they also last many years longer and in fact should never need replacement. So they offer the best, most cost-effective option when viewed as a long-term investment in your health, comfort and well-being.

impaltn4How do you care for dental implants?

They require exactly the same care as natural teeth: daily brushing and flossing, along with regular dental checkups and professional cleanings. Although implant teeth will never decay, the gum tissues around them can become inflamed or infected in the absence of good oral hygiene. Properly cared-for dental implants should last a lifetime.

Can my body reject a dental implant?

Strictly speaking, implants can't be rejected because they contain no living cells or genetically coded material. The titanium of which they are made is completely biocompatible, and allergies are extremely rare. But an implant can fail to integrate with the jawbone if an infection develops in the absence of good oral hygiene, or if it is subjected to biting forces too soon. However, this is rare; implants regularly achieve success rates in excess of 95%.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

There's a good chance that you are, but this can only be determined after a complete oral examination that includes x-rays of your jaws. Please schedule a consultation to begin the exciting process of restoring your smile and bite.

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