In our most recent blog post, our team took a look at special circumstances in which dental extraction was necessary in order to prioritize the state of your oral health. Indeed, nobody’s first choice, if given the option, is to lose a permanent tooth, but sometimes this decision is completely out of our control. Still, just because a tooth had to be removed, that does not mean it is necessarily ideal for you to sport a gap in your grin. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist explains how dental implants can address your functional needs and how our team can help.
Addressing a Missing Tooth
It goes without saying that a missing tooth as a child may be a welcomed phenomenon, as it often indicates that a child is growing. Moreover, these baby teeth will be replaced with adult structures soon, so there is not a worry about permanent tooth loss. For adults, however, the opposite is true. You see, once your adult teeth have developed, losing a structure is a permanent endeavor.
When a person loses a tooth, the immediate effect is a noticeable gap in their smile. Not only can losing a tooth be a major eyesore to a person or complicate their otherwise perfect smile, but it can lead to functional complications as well. Indeed, each and every tooth serves an important role in absorbing the pressure of your bite appropriately, and with even a single missing tooth, this process can become complicated.
To address this concern, your dentist would recommend the help of a dental implant and restoration, which consists of a biocompatible titanium post and a lifelike artificial crown. To learn more about this process and how our team can help, give us a call today.
Major Benefits to Function
Dental implants not only allow your smile to take on a complete look once more, but they aim to address functional concerns by mimicking the natural function of a tooth. For example, it is the secure connection between roots and the jaw that allow the crown to support bite pressure.
In order to benefit your functional capabilities, an implant post functions like an artificial tooth root to create a secure connection and allow the artificial crown to support bite pressure. Contact our team to learn more.
Receiving a Seamless Finish
Finally, one of the major cosmetic benefits of implant dentistry is the ability to provide a near-seamless finish. The crowns can be shade-matched to the natural hue of your grin, thus allowing for a virtually indistinguishable finish from that of a natural-looking smile.
Learn More Today
Contact Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling 913-681-5500 to schedule your next appointment with our team and learn more about the many benefits of dental implants and completing your smile.