Dental implants not only look natural, but they preserve your facial structure and last for decades to come. But what makes them so much like a natural tooth, and who qualifies for them? In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists will talk about how we plan and place dental implants, and how they help protect your smile.
Roots and Crowns
If you have missing teeth, this could mean your ability to eat and speak suffers, and that serious issues with the health and structure of your smile could develop. To prevent a breakdown in jaw structure and other complications, you need to have a replacement option that stimulates the growth of jawbone tissue. Dental implants do just that! First, we will examine your smile to assess the factors behind your tooth loss. We then treat underlying oral health issues before moving forward with placement. The posts we insert into your jaw are made from biocompatible titanium and bond with the jawbone like a natural root. We insert them through oral surgery, guiding the process with advanced technology. After they bond with the smile, we attach an abutment to hold a crown in place, which acts as the visible portion of your new tooth.
With a single missing tooth, we place a single post and attach a crown. But what if you have a more substantial case of tooth loss? If so, we could instead insert one or more posts to secure a bridge, or possibly a partial denture. We may extract the remaining few teeth and place several posts per arch to support a fixed denture, one that will never slip or require removal for cleaning or soaking. Supporting a prosthetic with dental implants means they’re more secure and can last for decades to come, possibly even a lifetime!
To ensure your new teeth last and to protect your remaining natural ones, you need to take proper care of your smile. This includes daily brushing and flossing, and visits to our team for checkups and cleaning every six months. Working together, we can help you enjoy a complete smile that lasts a lifetime. If you have any questions about how we approach treating tooth loss, then contact our team today. We want to help you smile with confidence once again!
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE IMPLANT PROCESS?
We’re ready to help restore your smile with a natural-looking replacement for missing teeth. Schedule an appointment today and learn about how we address tooth loss with lifelike dental implants. You can also call E-Care Dentistry in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018. Find our office at 15010 S Black Bob Road Olathe, KS 66062. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, and all surrounding communities.