Dental Implants Lawson, MO

For tooth replacement, Kanning Dental in Lawson and Richmond, MO offers mini implants, dental implants, and implant secured dentures for replacing one or more missing teeth. With an over 95% success rate among patients, a dental implant can be the ideal solution for missing teeth as a result of injury, periodontal disease, or natural aging. Dental implants provide the most natural-looking and functioning tooth replacement, enabling patients to enjoy a secure and comfortable smile.

Complete dental implant services under one roof.

We know that implants are a delicate process, and that success depends greatly on beginning with the esthetics of your crown or denture. To properly place the implant, our office is equipped with a state-of-the-art cone beam CT scanner that allows us to plan the placement of your implant with a 3D representation of your actual anatomy. For patients who elect to have a dental implant placed, your CT planned and guided surgery can all take place in the convenience of our office.

The result is a natural and wonderful way to enhance your smile and enable you to enjoy the best quality of life!

Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Prevents bone loss and gum recession
  • Promotes a healthier, varied diet
  • No preparation is needed for neighboring teeth
  • Enables normal speech
  • Secure, stable fit with implant secured dentures

The Dental Implant Process

Our dentists will begin your treatment process with a thorough dental examination. We use advanced digital CT technology to evaluate the condition of your oral health and to plan placement for predictable results. The entire process will take up to six months, depending on how quickly your gum and bone tissues heal and integrate with the implanted post:

  • Implantation: The placement of the dental implant is a simple procedure performed in our Lawson or Richmond dentist office under local anesthesia. It typically takes three to six months for the implant to heal and fully integrate with the jawbone.
  • Implant Restoration: In some cases, our dentists can complete the restoration of the tooth implant on the same visit. Other times, he will place a temporary crown or bridge to be worn during the healing process.

Replacing Missing Teeth

Single Dental Implants

Dental Bridge

 

Bridge Vs. Dental Implant

When replacing several consecutive missing teeth a dental bridge can be used. Dental bridges can be made removable or secured using a dental implant for added oral health benefits.

 

Bone Grafting

For patients with advanced bone degeneration, bone grafting may be necessary if they wish to receive a successful dental implant. Dental implants require substantial healthy bone tissue for long-term results.

Schedule a Consultation

Missing teeth? Schedule a consultation at Kanning Dental in Lawson and learn more about how dental implants can give you back your smile. Kanning Dental accepts new patients from Richmond, Lawson, Lathrop, Kearney, Polo, and surrounding Missouri communities.

Dental Implants FAQs

Can dental implants replace my denture?

Dental implants can be used in addition to dentures. Instead of relying on suction, metal clasps, or messy adhesive, your denture will be secured to the implants. You will still need to properly care for dentures, however, so they will be more stable and durable. Your denture will no longer slip around and you will be able to eat certain foods again.

How long will my dental implants last?

Dental implants are meant to last forever. They are implanted into the jaw bone and then will fuse to it making it very difficult to remove them. The dental restoration (the crown, bridge, or denture) however, will need to repair and replaced every so often.

Will dental implants prevent bone loss?

Implants are the only tooth replacement option that will prevent bone loss. They actually replace the tooth at the root and will encourage the growth of new bone. Over time, the bone will strengthen making the implant even more secure.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Most people will qualify for dental implants. You can use them to replace one, multiple, or even all of your teeth. Age is typically not a factor but you must be in good health. The process requires at least one surgical procedure so you must be healthy enough to undergo surgery. You need to have enough bone to support the implants however, there are many ways to accommodate a lack of bone tissue.