Dental Implants in Urbandale, Iowa
Dental implants are a life-changing decision. They have a transformative impact on your smile and the final result feels like having your natural teeth back. This procedure is an investment in yourself, and that is why it is important to choose a dentist you can trust for the surgery. Dr. Lawson of Lawson Family Dentistry has intensive training and over 15 years of implant experience, including implant planning, designing restorations and atraumatic tooth removal and preparation of the tissue for a natural look. Her commitment and dedication to her practice and her patients is well known.
Caring, friendly, and gentle, Dr. Lawson will take the time to understand your needs and the results you want to see in the final result after dental implants. She works with you one-on-one to be sure that your implants are the best possible fit for your lifestyle. You’re not just a patient here at Lawson – you’re family.
Dental implants give you the chance to live your life without restrictions from missing teeth once again. Get your dental implants and rediscover the convenience and comfort of eating, smiling and speaking the same way you did with your natural teeth.
We Go That Extra Mile
We want to be sure you feel comfortable at all times during your treatment, from your consultation through surgery and recovery, we make the process as stress-free as possible.
Our clinic incorporates a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere, with weighted blankets, comfortable seating, state of the art technology and aromatherapy.
Patients undergoing implant surgery can also look forward to a non-traditional dental office, which is focused on relaxation, healing and tranquillity. We also include several different options for sedation, so you can feel at ease during your procedure.
Our Treatment Process
Each and every one of our patients is incredibly unique, and we want to help create a smile that matches not only the functional needs such as bite and smile goals but also meet different lifestyles. Let’s explore the treatment process and discuss what to expect when you visit our clinic for your procedure.
Consultation With Dr. Lawson
There is no need to be stressed about your consultation with Dr. Lawson, she has a reputation as Urbandale’s most caring dentist. During your visit with our team, we will do everything we can to make you feel comfortable and at home. Dr. Lawson will work with you during the consultation to determine your specific needs.
At Lawson Family Dentistry, no two patients are alike and some patients may need some extra care before the process can begin. Depending on the length of time you have gone without teeth, you may require bone grafting due to bone loss in your jaw. This is why a consultation is so important. When you meet with Dr. Lawson for the first time, you can work together to create a treatment plan best suited to your vision.
We Have Options for Your Dental Implants
When you meet with our team for a consultation, we take x-rays and moulds of your bite in order to create an implant that feels like it fits just right.
Dental implants come in a variety of materials and variations, so we can accommodate any of your needs as a patient. Dr. Lawson is a caring, friendly and supportive dentist, and the team at Lawson Family Dentistry will be there every step of the way, to guide you through the surgery and recovery after dental implants.
Implant placement is a straightforward procedure. Once properly sedated, your dentist will carefully prepare the implant site and begin the surgery.
Dr. Lawson will place the implant directly into your jaw bone. Its screw-like shape helps it sit firmly in place so that it can heal without movement. The surrounding gums will then be stitched back into place and you will have to let the area recover.
Recovery Time and Crown Placement
During recovery, your jaw bone will grow around the newly placed implant and integrate to it. The swelling in your gums will also go down as they heal. Ultimately, the entire process of recovery can take up to six months, but Dr. Lawson will schedule frequent check-ups to ensure everything is healing. Recovery takes about 4-6 months for a single tooth, and 6-9 for patients who received multiple implants.
Once your mouth has healed and the implant is in place, we place a crown over the implant and screw it into position. The crown completes the implant process and fills the gaps you had in your smile. Don’t be afraid to flash a smile and catch a glimpse of your brand new look!
Why Choose Dr. Lawson for Dental Implants?
Personalized Treatment Plan
There are many types of dental implants, as well as different ways implants can be used – it is difficult to know how to navigate the many options available for those with missing teeth. That’s where Dr. Lawson’s extensive expertise in the field makes a difference. Dr. Lawson will create a treatment plan tailored specifically to your needs. No matter what your case involves, you can count on her to devise a creative solution that supports the health and beauty of your smile.
Years of Experience
Dr. Lawson offers premier implant restorations and her dedication to her clients and her practice is of utmost importance. With over 10 years of experience catering to the people of Urbandale, visiting Dr. Lawson feels more like visiting family. Her kindness and outgoing personality are paired with years of education and surgical experience. Dr. Lawson is not only a friendly dentist with a calming presence, but her knowledge about implant surgery is also backed by certifications from two of America’s top dental associations. You can sit back and relax at Lawson Family Dentistry, knowing you are in gentle, yet capable hands.
Say goodbye to dental anxiety when you visit us. The clinic has a warm, welcoming atmosphere and interior. Feel deeply at ease with the artistic decor, relaxing colors, lighting and special touches throughout Lawson Family Dentistry that make it unique and wonderful to visit.
The team at our clinic is also hand-picked, carefully selected by Dr. Lawson to ensure shared values and a positive client experience. From the minute you step in the door, to the second you leave the dental chair, you have support every bit of the way. And that security and dedication does not end when you leave the clinic. Dr. Lawson always takes extra time to answer any questions or follow up comments you have about your procedure, she is just a call or email away.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
Dental implants are life-changing for many reasons. However, like everything, they have their downsides as well. Let’s address the most common questions and misconceptions patients have about this procedure.
Who is Not a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Patients who may not be good candidates for implants are those who have periodontal disease, use tobacco, have diabetes and other systemic diseases that aren’t controlled. Likewise, patients who are on injectable bisphosphonates for osteoporosis may prevent long term success.
Are Dental Implants Painful?
Dental implants are not painful; many patients state that having the tooth out is the most difficult part of the procedure.
What is the Downside of Dental Implants?
The only downside to dental implants is the time to restoration. For a single tooth implant, it usually takes 8-10 weeks. For multiple implants, especially those supporting a denture, bridge or partial, it can take 4-6 months to complete.
Choose Lawson Family Dentistry
Transform your smile for life. Even after tooth loss, you can still enjoy healthy and beautiful teeth with dental implants.
Dr. Lawson has experience addressing tooth loss with implant technology and she completed the Straumann Mini Implant Residency to learn more about treating challenging cases of tooth loss. She and her team go the extra mile to create a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere and her kindness and positive outlook will have you leave smiling.