If you have missing teeth, then your oral health, as well as your smile’s appearance, could suffer. In order to address the gaps in your smile, you may benefit from a lifelike dental prosthetic, or a replacement tooth. With dental implants, we provide our Olathe, KS, patients with natural looking replacements for lost teeth.
Addressing Your Lost Tooth Roots
When we lose our teeth, the body will stop sending doses of nutrients to the jawbone. Being denied routine doses of calcium and phosphorus causes the bone tissue to break down, causing further tooth loss and an older appearance. However, we actually insert the dental implants into the jawbone via oral surgery. Since they’re made from titanium, they actually bond with the jawbone and act as new tooth roots, preventing the loss of jawbone density. Your new tooth roots help secure your replacement like a natural tooth, offering stability and long-lasting solutions to missing teeth.
Creating a Custom Restoration
After the jawbone and the dental implant bond, then we can work on the visible portion of your new teeth. For a single tooth option, we will create a dental crown based on detailed impressions taken of your smile. We create them with lifelike materials, such as ceramic, and attach them to the dental implant with an abutment. We take time to shade the crown to ensure it blends with the rest of your smile. The materials we use mimic the translucent nature of tooth enamel, which helps ensure a more natural appearance.
What if you have lost several teeth? If you have lost between two and three teeth in a row, we may suggest an implant-secured bridge, which lasts longer than a traditional dental bridge. We can also secure a fixed full or partial denture, which provides a denture that never slips when you eat or drink, and lasts much longer than traditional, removable dentures. Again, we will create them after taking detailed impressions of your smile, and employ a lifelike acrylic base and teeth created with natural looking materials. We want your new smile to look natural, instilling confidence and helping you feel better about your appearance. During follow-up visits and routine checkup and cleaning appointments, we will continue to monitor your new smile and ensure you enjoy optimal oral health.
Do You Have Questions About Dental Implants?
We want to help you enjoy a full, healthy smile that makes you feel proud and confident. For more information on implant dentistry and other possible solutions to missing teeth, then schedule a consultation by calling E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Gardner, and all surrounding communities.