Model of jaw and implant

Dental Implants

Tooth loss can be a source of embarrassment and create serious oral and general health problems.

To restore your ability to speak and chew with confidence, Dr. Matthew Turner offers an advanced restorative option: dental implants. 

Curious about implants? Dr. Turner can guide you through the implant process at his office, serving greater Kansas City, MO...

Model of jaw and implant

Why So Many Patients Choose Dental Implants

Dental implants offer several advantages over traditional methods of tooth replacement such as dental bridges and removable dentures. Implants can:

Stop Bone Recession

Following the loss of a tooth, patients will experience some level of bone loss. Each tooth root acts as a natural stimulator that promotes bone regeneration. This is one reason why individuals who have suffered extensive loss of teeth sometimes appear to have cheeks that are sunken-in. This can leave individuals looking much older than their actual age. Placing implants can prevent bone resorption and improve the overall health of your jaws.

missing tooth, toothless, teeth, dental, dentist, tooth extraction

Prevent Misalignment

The presence of gaps between teeth can also lead to tooth drifting, which can further malign the appearance and function of your teeth. Misaligned natural teeth are more prone to decay and other dental problems. By replacing a missing tooth with an implant-supported restoration, even a single dental crown, you can prevent tooth misalignment and subsequent jaw issues.

Stabilize Your Dentures

There are restorative treatments available that can restore oral function, but only titanium implant posts deliver natural oral function and superior stability. The titanium posts allow restorations to be anchored directly to your jawbone for superior support and oral health. A denture is prone to slipping and wobbling, and a traditional bridge will need to be replaced multiple times over the course of a lifetime. Meanwhile, many of our patients find that dental implants are a more stable foundation for their dentures.

Improve the Look & Feel of Your Smile

Patients who are seeking a permanent solution to tooth loss can have one or more dental implants surgically placed. This restorative option allows patients at our Kansas City practice to enjoy a full range of foods, and many of our patients report that dental implants help their restorations look and feel more like their natural teeth. With proper care, the titanium posts can last for a lifetime.

Tired of Living with Missing Teeth? Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation Today

Dental implants are an investment in your health and quality of life. Dr. Turner and his team complete over 100 hours of continuing education every two years to ensure they are using the most up-to-date dental implant techniques. Heis also an active member of various dental organizations, including: 

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Missouri Dental Association
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • The Eastern Jackson County Dental Society

We serve patients from Blue Springs and throughout greater Kansas City. To schedule your dental implant consultation, please contact our office online or call:

(816) 229-1433

Dr. Turner meeting with a patient
Dr. Turner has been practicing dentistry since 1991, so he has valuable experience guiding implant patients.

"I Honestly Can't Wait to See Them Again!" Read Our 5-Star Reviews

1

Shea Harrel

2020

Google logo

The staff was able to squeeze me in after I lost my crown at lunch time. I was so thankful. The entire office staff was so friendly.

View On Google
1

Alyssa Hodges

2019

Google logo

The staff is so friendly - I honestly can't wait to see them again! Dr. Turner is the perfect combination of fun and professional. Very thankful to have such amazing people taking good care of my pearly whites!

View On Google

Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Most patients who seek the life-changing benefits of titanium dental implants are great candidates for this treatment. Dr. Turner will begin the process by conducting an evaluation at his dental practice serving Blue Springs and communities throughout Kansas City, MO. To qualify for implant treatment, you should have:

Sufficient Bone Tissue

To ensure that your dental implant treatment is successful, candidates will need to have sufficient jawbone density. If you have suffered bone loss, your dentist may recommend bone graft surgery to ensure that you can safely receive an implant. Bone graft surgery can add several months to your implant treatment timeline.

Healthy Habits

Another leading risk factor for implant failure is tobacco use. If you regularly use tobacco, you may be required to stop using those products for a number of months before, during, and after your implant placement.
Once your candidacy has been established, Dr. Turner will help you schedule your oral surgery. Your oral surgeon will work closely with Dr. Turner to ensure that your treatment is customized to meet your needs.

Dental Implants Are an Investment in Your Well-Being

Many patients are worried about the cost of dental implants. However, dental implants are a permanent investment in your oral health and self-confidence. Implants can also restore your appearance and your ability to chew, so they are well worth the price of treatment. 

Because they are considered an elective treatment, dental implants are not covered by most dental insurances. To help you cover out-of-pocket costs, our team works with CareCredit®. CareCredit is a trusted third-party lender that offers low-interest rates and flexible loan terms. With CareCredit, you can afford implants on virtually any budget.

CareCredit credit card

The Treatment Process  What to Expect

Although the implant treatment process varies from patient to patient, you can typically expect several steps:
We use advanced technology, including a 3-D CT scanner, and the most durable, beautiful materials available.
We use advanced technology, including a 3-D CT scanner, and the most durable, beautiful materials available.

Examination

Your exam will include a discussion of your medical history and personal goals. We may also conduct imaging during this time. Our office uses advanced dental technology, including a 3-D computed tomography (CT) scanner and an iTero Element 2 digital scanner.

Referral to Oral Surgeon

Following your exam, our dentist will coordinate your treatment with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who will place your implant. Each implant treatment will be customized to meet your oral health needs and personal goals.

Preparing for Surgery

You will be given details on how to prepare for your outpatient oral surgery. Your treatment will be performed with your comfort in mind. Local anesthesia will ensure that the treatment site is numbed before any incisions are made. Many patients benefit from sedation dentistry, which places patients in a relaxed, dream-like state throughout their treatment.

Implant Placement

Once you are comfortable, an incision will be made in your gums so your oral surgeon can reach the jawbone. Using a surgical guide, the implant will be placed in your jaw. Once the implant is firmly in place, the incisions will be sutured closed and gauze will be used to control bleeding. After a brief observation period, you will be released to return home and recover. Some patients may receive temporary restorations at this time.

Recovery

You will be given recovery guidelines that are to be followed closely during the healing period. Patients should rest as much as possible for the first three days and avoid strenuous activities. Swelling, mild bleeding, and tenderness in the days after surgery are to be expected. Patients can lower their risk of side effects or complications by taking it easy, eating a nutritious diet, and reporting any sudden increases in pain near the dental implant. 

Follow-Up Visits

Follow-up visits with Dr. Turner will be scheduled so he can monitor your progress and the health of your jaw and teeth. It may take three to six months for your titanium implant to fully fuse with the surrounding jawbone tissue. At some point during your recovery, a second minor surgery will be scheduled to attach a small metal device called an abutment. An abutment is the point of attachment for your denture, bridge, or crown and your jaw. Once the tissue around the abutment has healed, you can be fitted for your final restoration. 

Final Steps

Once your abutments are placed, you will receive your permanent crown, bridge, or denture. Dr. Turner uses advanced BruxZir® zirconia to create strong, natural-looking implant restorations. BruxZir is known for its exquisite beauty as well as exceptional strength and durability. Whether you need a crown, bridge, or denture, your restoration will be carefully designed to match the look of your surrounding teeth.

"We Are so Thankful to Have Found a Dentist and Staff Who Are Honest and Caring"

1

Courtnee Gharst

2020

Google logo

10 out of 10 would definitely recommend Dr.Turners office to anyone needing a first time dentist or a new dentist! Turner and his team are amazing at there jobs and treat you just like part of their family!

View On Google
1

Michael Pugh

2020

Google logo

Excellent Dentist and staff!!! We are so thankful to have found a Dentist and staff who are honest and caring. Matthew Turner and staff take the time to get to know their patients and put them at ease before starting any procedures.

View On Google

Aftercare & Recovery

Dental implants are designed to last for a lifetime, but patients should take steps to maintain their oral health.

Implant failure can still occur if unaddressed gum disease and other dental problems compromise the health of the bone tissue that supports your implant. Maintaining optimal oral health requires good oral hygiene habits and twice-a-year visits to our office for cleanings and exams.

Office of Dr. Matthew Turner
Regular visits to our office can protect the health of your smile.
Dr. Turner and his team

Matthew A. Turner, D.D.S, P.C.

At the dental practice of Matthew A. Turner, D.D.S., P.C., in Kansas City, MO, Dr. Turner and his team provide superior general, cosmetic, and restorative dental care. Dr. Turner is a member of several professional organizations, including:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Missouri Dental Association
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • The Eastern Jackson County Dental Society

For more information on the services we provide, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call (816) 229-1433.

Contact Us Today Today

"Best dental experience anyone could ask for. It's very obvious the entire staff works together as a team and truly cares about the patients."

Rate, Review & Explore

Social Accounts Sprite

Blue Springs Office

629 NW Mock Ave
Ste C
Blue Springs, MO 64014

Closed Today

What is the best time for you?

Add additional time

Tell us a bit about yourself...

(816) 229-1433 Send a message