Losing a tooth can compromise your eating ability and affect your smile and self-confidence. If you have experienced the loss of one or more teeth, you may be a good candidate for dental implants, which provide long-lasting restoration. At Kansas City Dental Implants and Oral Surgery, we are skilled and proficient in using dental implants to help you smile again.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are widely considered to be the gold standard for replacing missing teeth.
An implant is a titanium post that is carefully inserted into the jawbone and left for multiple months to fuse with the bone, at which point it begins to function as an artificial tooth root. Each implant provides a stable place to anchor the replacement teeth, which your regular dentist carefully designs to match the look of your natural teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are several advantages to using dental implants for tooth replacement.
- Studies confirm that dental implants have a high rate of success. With proper upkeep and oral hygiene, implants can potentially last a lifetime.
- Once dental implants have healed, they will allow you to eat and chew all your favorite food just like normal.
- With dental implants, you can ensure a seamless smile, including replacement teeth that look and behave just like your natural ones.
- Because dental implants are relatively permanent, you never have to worry about removing them, as you would with a traditional denture.
Watch how Dr. Newby explains why you would want to get a dental implant over a dental bridge.
Why are Dental Implants the Preferred Method of Tooth Replacement?
We recommend dental implants over any other form of tooth replacement for most patients. There are many reasons for this, beginning with the fact that implants represent a healthy, natural option. Unlike bridges and dentures, implants do not require viable neighboring teeth to be shaved down or damaged.
Additionally, dental implants provide ongoing stimulation to your jawbone, which helps prevent bone atrophy and unwanted facial changes. No other form of tooth replacement can do this.
You’re in Good Hands with Us
Tooth loss can happen for many reasons, but it doesn’t have to be permanent. Dental implants will allow you to live your life again and smile with confidence. To schedule a dental implant consultation, call one of our 3 Kansas City Dental Implants and Oral Surgery offices.