Tooth loss is a serious cosmetic concern, but you should be concerned with more than just the effect of this problem on your appearance. The roots of our teeth perform important functions; they help stabilize neighboring teeth and provide important stimulation for surrounding jawbone tissues. A tooth loss solution that addresses these functions can help support your health and make your restorative treatment more comfortable.
Dr. Browne can talk with you about the potential benefits of care using dental implant-supported restorations. Implants are small posts made from a biocompatible titanium material. They are set directly into the jawbone to take on the responsibilities of teeth roots to provide a better experience with prosthetic care.
When your prosthesis has more stability, you can adjust to its presence with greater ease and enjoy more support for your bite function. You can also help keep neighboring teeth secure, and you can preserve the health of your jawbone!
A careful review will take place before implant placement proceeds. This is done to ensure that you are a good candidate, and to determine if any preliminary work is needed to make sure placement is successful. Detailed images also provide information on the exact location and angle for an implant. After the placement procedure is arranged and you receive your implants, a period of healing will occur before you return to our practice to receive your custom dental crown, dental bridge, or denture.
Implant dentistry helps patients affected by tooth loss by offering long-term functional support and health benefits from prosthetic treatment. To find out how the support from implants will help you bite, chew, and speak with greater confidence after your smile is restored, contact our Prairie Village, KS dental office at (913) 901-8585.