Associates of Dental Arts
Dr. Gregory Kivett

Dental Implants

Studies show that a smile can lift your spirits and have a positive effect on your surroundings. However, by the age of 35, one out of three adults have at least one missing tooth. By the age of 74, almost one third of adults have lost all of their teeth. Missing teeth in adults can be treated with dental implants, a permanent solution for replacing lost teeth and improving your smile.

Teeth fall out for a number of reasons including decay, gum disease, injury, or a combination of these factors. The team at Associates of Dental Arts can fix your smile with dental implants, the only tooth replacement option that looks and feels just like your real teeth. Recreating missing teeth is a practice that started in ancient civilizations dating back to the Mayans and Egyptians. Archaeological digs reveal how our ancestors once used shells and small rocks as dental implants.

In the last few decades, the field of implant dentistry has evolved and improved significantly. Modern dental implants are much safer and more effective than those used in past civilizations and are made from sterile materials, such as titanium and porcelain. Titanium mimics the tooth root structure and connects the implant crown to the gums and jaw bone. It is resistant to general wear and tear and will not decay. Porcelain is used to create the crown portion of the implant and mimics the look and feel of your natural teeth.

Dental implants are a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth and do not have many of the complications associated with traditional forms of tooth replacement, such as dentures and bridges.

If you are looking for a dentist who does dentist implants in Joplin, MO, set up your consultation with Associates of Dental Arts. We can discuss different treatment options and create a treatment plan that will restore your beautiful smile.