When you have a gap in your smile due to a lost tooth, or if you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, then you need a prosthetic. We can provide an option that has the potential to last decades, and also looks natural. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists talk about how we use dental implants to support a new smile.
Benefits for Your Smile
Replacing your missing teeth with a dental implant offers a number of benefits. Unlike other prosthetics, the implant portion will be inserted into the jaw. There, it bonds with the bone tissue through a process of osseointegration, which stimulates the growth of new bone tissue. What does this mean for your smile? Well, it means you avoid the loss of mass and density that follows tooth loss, and usually causes further tooth loss, an aged appearance, and the need to periodically replace your prosthetic. Instead, your new tooth can last for decades to come, possibly even a lifetime. We then attach a restoration for a lifelike visible portion, and we can also secure bridges and even dentures for more severe cases! You also avoid other common tooth loss complications, like misalignment, trouble eating, difficulty speaking clearly, and jaw joint disorders like TMJ disorder and bruxism.
We first take detailed digital images of your smile, using digital x-rays and CT images to choose the best angle and position to insert your new tooth root, avoiding sinus cavities and nerve tissues. When placement time comes, we will offer a local anesthetic and dental sedation to help you enter a relaxed and comfortable state. We then use digital technology to plan and guide the placement of the posts, choosing the right angle and position. This helps ensure the success of your new dental implant.
We next attach an abutment, which extends above the gum line, and connect a dental crown. The crown is custom-made for a lifelike appearance. If you have multiple missing teeth, then multiple posts could be used to secure a dental bridge, partial denture, or even a full set of dentures. They won’t be removable, and can last far longer than other dentures, and provide greater stability too.
If you have any questions about dental implants, then contact our team today to learn more.
Do You Have Questions About Implant Dentistry?
If you have a single missing tooth, or you have lost all of them, we can help. Schedule an appointment today and find out more about implant dentistry. 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.