We love helping patients in Independence, MO, with missing teeth obtain a full and functional smile again. Often, we can use advanced dental implants to offer a solution to tooth loss. What makes dental implants look so natural and last so much longer than other tooth replacement options?
Placing Your New Tooth
First, these won’t rely on dental crowns or natural suction to remain in place. Instead, we will insert a screw-like device into the jawbone. Made from titanium, which is biocompatible, the dental implant will actually bond with the jawbone and act like a new tooth. The process will stimulate the growth of new jawbone tissue, helping you avoid further tooth loss and an aged appearance, two complications of untreated tooth loss. You can enjoy a full, beautiful, and healthy smile once again.
Creating a Custom Restoration
Once the placement area heals, which usually takes between three and four months, we can begin restoring the new tooth. We will add an abutment that holds a dental crown in place. The crown will be custom-made to ensure a natural appearance and durability. The crown allows your tooth to look natural, while also heling you enjoy improved function. You can eat your favorite foods again!
Maintaining Your Dental Implant
Like any tooth, your new one will require routine care and maintenance. You should brush your teeth twice a day, once in the morning and again at night. You need to floss every night before bed and make time to see us for routine cleanings and exams. Your new tooth is susceptible to periodontal disease and other factors, just as your natural teeth are. If you have any questions about replacing missing teeth, or about our lifelike dental implants, then contact our team today.
Looking for Tooth Loss Solutions?
If you have lost one or more teeth then talk to us about implant dentistry today. For more information, schedule a consultation by contacting Independence Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Independence, MO, today at 816-350-0808. We also proudly serve patients who live in Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, Kansas City, Grain Valley, Liberty, and all surrounding communities.