A Look At Our Dental Implant Options

When you lose a tooth, or if you have advanced tooth loss, then you need to receive treatment to address the gaps in your smile. With dental implants, we can support new teeth that look natural and also remain in place far longer than traditional bridges or dentures. In today’s blog, your Prairie Village, KS, dentist discusses our dental implant options.

The Benefits of Tackling Tooth Loss

Don’t ignore the gaps in your smile caused by tooth loss. When we lose teeth, this could cause surrounding teeth to move from position, causing misalignment that furthers the risk of cavities and gum disease. In addition, the pressure caused by missing teeth can lead to an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease too. Not to mention the issues you may have eating your favorite foods or with clear speech. Your jawbone and facial structure can also change, as the body stops sending the nutrients that fortify your jaw due to missing roots, causing it to break down and leading to an aged appearance with time! But with dental implants, we can tackle minor or severe tooth loss and keep your youthful facial structure intact!

Individual Dental Implants

When you have lost a single tooth, we can offer dental implants to prevent misalignment and keep your surrounding jawbone structure intact. Our team will plan the procedure in detail with advanced imaging technology, so we can choose the right angle, position, and depth to insert the post. The biocompatible implant post is made from titanium and bonds with the jaw, being accepted as new root structure by the body. This means the flow of nutrients resumes and the new root can stay in place for decades, possibly a lifetime. We then complete your tooth by attaching a crown with an abutment. The crown is custom-made to ensure a lifelike appearance!

Securing Prosthetics

Our team can also take on more advanced cases of tooth loss too. For example, we can insert one to two implant posts to support a bridge, or four to six per arch to support a set of dentures. These prosthetics last far longer than traditional or removable options, and allow you to enjoy new teeth that look and function like natural ones, lasting for decades to come. If you have any questions about how we address tooth loss, then contact our team today to learn more. We want you to smile with confidence again this summer!


Our team wants to help you enjoy good oral health and a full smile, and that starts with tooth replacement. To find out more about how our team replaces missing teeth, you can call Dr. Browne in Prairie Village, KS, at 913-901-8585.