leawood dental implants

When you suffer from the loss of one or more teeth, then you may need to seek treatment. Otherwise, you could risk further tooth loss and even an aged appearance! In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS, dentist talks about how we plan and place our lifelike dental implants.

What Happens Following Tooth Loss

Losing our teeth can have very serious consequences for the health, function, and beauty of our smile. You may feel embarrassed about the gap in your smile, and missing teeth could alter how we speak and limit our meal options. You could be more vulnerable to misalignment, TMJ disorder, and even bruxism (teeth grinding). Missing teeth also causes the jawbone to lose mass and density, causing a gradual breakdown linked to further tooth loss and an aged appearance. To avoid these complications and preserve not only your smile but your youthful facial features, you should consider dental implants.

Placing a Dental Implant

The process starts with an initial exam, in which we use digital x-rays and other imaging systems to assess the strength of your jawbone and to choose the best placement areas for your new dental implants. We also want to identify and manage any underlying issues that could threaten your new smile. We then numb your smile and guide the implant posts into the jaw, where they act as new tooth roots and stimulate the growth of the jaw to prevent further loss of mass and density, and to ensure your new teeth can last for decades to come.

Protecting Your New Teeth

Once the placement area heals, our team will connect an abutment to the post that extends above the gum line and provides structure for us to connect a crown, one custom-made to ensure your new tooth looks natural and can absorb daily bite forces with ease. Our team can also use several posts to support a bridge or even a set of full or partial dentures. You don’t have to live with poor oral health and limited bite function, you can enjoy a new smile that looks and functions like a natural one, and can last for years to come, possibly even a lifetime.

If you have any questions about how our team will plan and place dental implants, or about what you can do to avoid issues like tooth loss completely, then please reach out to our team today to learn more. We want to help you and your family enjoy good oral health and full smiles for many years to come!

Do You Need an Appointment for Implant Dentistry?

Our team wants to help you enjoy good oral health and a full smile for years to come. Call Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling (913)681-5500 to learn more about how we address tooth loss!