Missing Teeth Replacement in Independence, MO
Dental implants are an excellent treatment for missing teeth. Implants are a long-lasting solution that function just like a tooth and maintain facial structure while appearing completely natural.
An implant is technically just a small titanium screw with a titanium pin situated inside the screw. This pillar serves as an anchor for the crown, which is used as the visible part of the replacement tooth. Titanium has been the obvious choice of material for implant screws, as it has been shown to have the ability to fuse to bone and is compatible with living tissue.
If you’re missing many or all of your teeth, it would be expensive and time-consuming to replace each absent tooth with an individual implant. Instead, we offer mini dental implants for patients who would like to have implant-retained dentures. This treatment allows you to have ultra-secure dentures with just a few dental implants.
Whether you have conventional implants or mini-implants, your implants will be inserted during a minor surgical procedure. Once you have healed, you can have a great-looking restoration – such as crowns or dentures – securely fixed to your new implants.
Call Meiners Dentistry today at (816) 252-3545 to make an appointment to discuss your teeth replacement needs.