Missing teeth can negatively affect your confidence. Finding the right replacement option for you can help restore your confidence and give you a smile you have always wanted. Restorative dentist Dr. Jacob McLauchlin of MAC Dental offers a variety of tooth replacement options in his Nixa dental office. Dr. McLauchlin offers replacement options like dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants. If applicable, most dentists will recommend that patients receive dental implants because of their high patient success rate, durability, and aesthetic. Dr. McLauchlin suggests that patients with missing teeth get them replaced as soon as possible to avoid any further damage. Patients can contact MAC Dental online or call 888.488.3049 to discuss their tooth replacement options.
Dental implants are small, titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jawbone. The dental implants act as a tooth root, creating a stable foundation for either a dental crown, dental bridge, or denture. To ensure you are an ideal candidate for dental implants, Dr. Mclauchlin will perform a comprehensive exam. If you are not an ideal candidate for dental implants, Dr. McLauchlin can offer you other replacement options to restore your smile. If dental implants are right for you, we are keen to report that they offer a range of benefits:
- Long lasting solution
- Durable and stable foundation for your restoration option
- Less maintenance than other replacement options
- Look and function like your natural teeth
- Natural looking replacement option
- Can chew, speak, and drink comfortably
- Prevents further bone loss and gum recession
- 98% success rate
Dental implants can be an excellent option for those who are missing teeth. Dr. McLauchlin will work with you to develop a treatment that fits your needs.
The Process: Dental Implants
Receiving dental implants can be a multi step process. Usually, receiving dental implants can take anywhere from one to three visits to our Nixa, MO dental office. Dr. Mclauchlin does perform both the surgical and restoration aspect of the dental implant process. Dr. Mclauchlin can see the whole process through, which enables patients to receive consistent results.
Dr. McLauchlin will begin the procedure by placing you under local anesthetic to ensure you are comfortable, relaxed, and safe during your procedure. Once the dental implant is surgically attached to your jawbone, it usually takes 3-6 months for the dental implants to fuse with your jawbone.
After the healing process is finished, Dr. McLauchlin will attach either a dental bridge, dental crown, or denture. A dental bridge replaces several missing teeth; a dental crown replaces single missing teeth, and dentures replace a full arch of missing teeth. Dr. McLauchlin will attach the best restoration specific to your needs. At the end of your procedure, patients can expect to have a functional, durable solution for their missing teeth.