Restore a Broken Tooth with Advanced Dental Implants
Many adults end up losing one or more teeth to periodontal disease or tooth decay over the course of their life. If you have a broken tooth that starts to decay, you may need a high quality tooth replacement like an implant to preserve your smile. Dr. Vance offers single implants, implant bridges, and implant supported dentures to replace missing or broken teeth.
An estimated 69 percent of U.S. adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one tooth.
25 percent of older adults (over 74 years-old) have experienced complete tooth loss.
Nearly 2.3 million single dental implants are restored with crowns each year.
Replacing a Single Tooth with Implants
Dr. Vance can replace a single missing or broken tooth with am advanced dental implant. The dental implant is designed to function just like a real tooth and does not require additional maintenance beyond normal daily cleaning and regular professional care and maintenance.
YOUR DENTAL IMPLANT OPTIONS
Dental implants blend seamlessly into the smile to replace missing teeth with screw-like implants that adhere with the jaw bone. As you bite and chew with the attached dental crown, the implant provides the same bone stimulation as a natural tooth root, which keeps your bone levels healthy and protects the integrity of your smile.
Single dental implant: If you are missing even one tooth, your oral health is at risk. Without a tooth to stimulate the jaw bone, bone atrophy begins to occur which can lead to shifting of other teeth or increased risk of infection. We can replace your missing tooth with a natural-looking implant and crown the same day a tooth is removed.
Multiple dental implants: Missing more than one tooth is common and should be addressed immediately. Unlike a tooth supported bridge which relies on surrounding teeth to support the restoration, implants provide a healthy, more natural alternative to bridges, which will never shift, decay or require root canal treatment.
Full arch dental implants: If you have dentures and are looking for a more stable, healthier alternative, we can complete your smile in one visit. This option uses a number of dental implants (as few as four) surgically placed in the jaw bone to support a custom, natural-looking prosthesis. There are no pastes or need to worry about slipping dentures; this option is designed to stay in place.
Replacing Multiple Missing Teeth with Dental Implants
If you have more than one broken tooth or several missing teeth, you may be a candidate for dental implants that are individually placed into the areas where teeth are missing. Dr. Vance may need to perform a tooth extraction to get rid of a broken tooth before a tooth replacement procedure. He may also recommend an implant bridge, where crown units span the space where your teeth are missing and are anchored by opposing implants. If you are missing an entire arch of teeth, dentures that are supported by dental implants are ideal for an extremely secure fit.
Dental Implants Work Just Like Real Teeth
If you have a broken tooth or missing teeth in Springfield MO, you can restore your smile with a dental implant. Dental implants with Dr. Jody Vance are designed to function just like your real teeth and can be very effective at preserving your smile. They do not require additional maintenance and even look like your real teeth!