leawood dental implantsDental implants act as new roots and help secure replacement teeth that can last for years to come, potentially decades! But what makes them look and function like natural teeth? In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS, dentist talks about how dental implants act like natural teeth and restore your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty.

The Benefits of Taking on Tooth Loss

When we lose our natural teeth, the gaps left behind can limit our meal options and our nutritional intake. Missing teeth also complicate how clearly we speak, and could cause embarrassment regarding our appearance, which further impacts our overall quality of life. The remaining teeth can shift to create misalignment, and the body will stop sending doses of calcium and phosphorus to the jawbone, which causes further tooth loss and an aged appearance as the jaw ridge gradually shrinks. But with dental implants, we can prevent these complications and preserve your smile!

Inserting Your Dental Implants

Each dental implant is a biocompatible titanium post that the body will accept as natural root structure. Our team will obtain digital images and x-rays of your smile so we can choose the best angle, position, and depth to insert these posts. Once in place, the body will accept them as new roots and resume the flow of calcium and phosphorus to the bone structure around the new root, which prevents you from losing mass and density. Your new teeth can stay in place for decades to come, possibly a lifetime!

Bridges and Dentures

For an individual missing tooth, we will attach an abutment to the post and then connect a custom crown, which looks natural and handles daily bite forces with ease. If you have more substantial cases of tooth loss, then our team can attach a custom bridge to the post, or even a full set of dentures. These prosthetics last far longer than traditional bridges or removable dentures, and can help you smile with confidence! They never slip when you eat or speak either.

If you have any questions about how our team will replace your missing teeth with durable and lifelike dental implants, then contact our team today to learn more. Everyone deserves a full and beautiful smile, and we want to help you by addressing your missing teeth!

Do You Need Implant Dentistry?

Our team is ready to take on your minor or advanced tooth loss with implant dentistry. Call Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling (913)681-5500 to learn more about how we secure lifelike and durable replacement teeth. We want to help you enjoy optimal oral health and a smile that looks good too. Don’t live with gaps in your smile, talk to our team about your options today.