What Are Dental Implants?
The visible parts of your teeth, known as the crowns, are the main focus of traditional dental prostheses like dental bridges and dentures. By restoring your teeth’s crowns, they can restore your ability to bite and chew comfortably, enunciate your words clearly, and smile with the utmost confidence. To replace the roots of your lost teeth, however, your dentist may recommend securing your prosthesis to an appropriate number of implant posts. The small, biocompatible posts can replace your lost teeth roots to offer the most stable and lifelike support for your crown, bridge, or denture.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Choosing the right prosthesis to rebuild your smile depends on your specific needs and the extent of your tooth loss. However, most patients who’ve lost teeth are good candidates for supporting their new teeth on an appropriate number of dental implants. To ensure that they’re a good fit for your smile, your dentist will first perform a thorough examination, taking detailed digital images of your teeth, jaws, and oral structures to ensure they can support your implant posts. If your jawbone has grown weak due to prolonged tooth loss, we may refer you for bone grafting options before proceeding with implant solutions.
Find Out if Dental Implants Are Your Best Option
The best way to rebuild your smile after tooth loss is to ensure that your prosthesis can function as well as your healthy, natural teeth. To schedule a visit with Dr. Browne, contact our office today at (913) 901-8585. Our office is located on the south west corner of 75th and State Line at the Crossroads of Prairie Village, Waldo, Brookside, Mission Hills , Leawood and Overland Park, just minutes from I-435 and State Line as well as I-35 and 75th Street.