Dental Implants in Joplin MO

Permanent Tooth Replacement Options

A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints.

When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.

 

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Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.  A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases, a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.

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Dental Implants: Collaborative Procedure

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Burnett and Dr. Bays are able to place single-stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.

Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist.  Drs. Burnett or Bays performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary.  The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.

“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”

For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.

Oral & Facial Surgery Center of Joplin

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I had a very positive experience and will go back if I need another implant.

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The entire staff is outstanding!! Knowledgeable,professional and very kind

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Office, Staff and Doctor WERE ALL VERY KIND, RESPECTFUL OF EACH OTHER AND TO PATIENTS AND EXTREMLY KNOWLEDGEABLE IN THEIR OCCUPATION

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I have recommended Dr. Bays and all staff to everyone for their spectacular care. I’m most grateful for their pleasant attitudes and thoughtfulness.

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Excellent in all aspects

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Very friendly Dr and staff! The technology looks like it would make implant placement very successful! Thank you for your help with my tooth.

- Diana M

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Love Dr Bays and his team. Every procedure has been pain free and I actually enjoyed going to the dentist! Imagine that!

- Michelle R

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Great staff- great doctor

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Great care for their patients

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Great office

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Very friendly & efficient staff. Dr Burnett does a great job explaining procedures beforehand and during procedures as well as talking through each step. A highly qualified dentist who does excellent work. Will definitely use for any future oral surgery needed

- sheri K

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Everything, everyone, every time was incredibly attentive & calming. I’m thankful for the treatment received

- Kimberly S

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Dr. Bays made me feel confident and comfortable during the procedure. He has a gentle reassuring manner and explained what he was going to do during the procedure.

- Cindy B

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The Dr and the staff were very professional and helpful! Dr. Burnett explained everything as the procedure was taking place all the while making sure that I was completely comfortable! The staff was friendly and helpful as well!

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This office is amazing! They are very kind and understanding. I would recommend them to anyone.

- Jimmie D

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Dr. Bays and his staff took great care of me. I had 2 implants completed with local anesthetic. There was very little discomfort. I’m 5 hours post surgery and I haven’t had any pain at all.

- Chawn H

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Nice staff - excellent treatment!

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Very professional!

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Dr Bennett and his staff provide excellent professional oral surgery care.

- Terry K

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Doc Burnett and his staff are the most organized, courteous, professional people i know. On all of my procedures I have never had any problems with surgery or billing. Service is what we all expect but rarely receive these days. They've got it together!

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