Restore Your Smile Permanently
Dental implants are life changing for patients with missing teeth. These long-lasting tooth replacements give you your smile and your confidence back. With implants, you can restore your smile permanently while protecting the health and strength of your jaw bone.
- Replace Missing Teeth With Dental Implants- Dental implants are the best way to replace one or more missing teeth. Compared to other treatments like dental bridges and partial or full-arch dentures, implants offer a longer lifespan, a more natural look and feel, and better overall results. At Williamson Dental, we offer high-quality dental implants in Festus.
- Protect Your Jaw Bone- Unlike bridges or dentures, dental implants actually support and strengthen your jaw, preventing bone resorption and deterioration.
- Stable, Strong Support- Dental implants will never shift or move while you smile, speak, chew or eat.
- Cost-Effective & Long-Lasting- Implants can last 30+ years with proper care, making them the best long-term solution for replacing your missing natural teeth.
refreshing a smile with new restorations
This patient is a great patient, but was unhappy with the difference in the shades and shape of his previous restorations. He was also unhappy with the uneven wear on his teeth. After developing a customized treatment plan, we utilized dental implants, composite bonding, and ceramic crowns to get this patient smiling and functioning at his finest.
Missing One Tooth?
Single-tooth implants consist of two parts: a dental implant and a dental crown. The implant itself is a small screw-shaped piece of titanium, which is surgically implanted into your gums and jaw bone. This implant functions as an artificial tooth root, providing a stable platform onto which your crown can be attached.
The dental crown is a tooth-shaped piece of porcelain, which is designed to attach permanently to the implant and replace your missing tooth. Dr. Williamson will work closely with a dental lab to create a custom-fitted crown that will look and feel completely natural.
Missing Multiple Teeth?
Unlike single-tooth implants, full-arch implants are used to completely replace the upper, lower, or both arches of your teeth, as an alternative to dentures. Typically, a series of about 4-6 dental implants will be placed in each arch of your teeth.
Then, these implants will be used to support a set of false teeth. You can opt for a fixed, non removable bridge which is attached to your implants permanently, or an implant-supported denture. Implant-supported dentures are removable, just like traditional dentures, but they are held tightly in place by your implants. This prevents them from moving or shifting.
We offer Conus implant-supported dentures at Williamson Dental, which combine the benefits of both fixed bridges and removable dentures.
Restore Your Bone Structure
Dental implants require you to have a relatively healthy and strong jaw bone. If your jaw bone has been weakened due to tooth loss or a health issue like osteoporosis, you may need to have a bone graft.
This is a procedure where bone is taken from another source and implanted into your jaw bone. The bone heals around the graft, strengthening the area and preparing it for the placement of an implant. Our doctors perform some bone grafting treatments at our office, but we may refer our patients to an oral surgeon for bone grafting in some cases.