When a tooth is missing from your smile, you may have trouble talking and eating. Additionally, you may even feel self-conscious about your smile. Without something to fill the space left by the missing tooth, the bone below will not be stimulated and parts of your jaw will deteriorate. Your teeth will also begin shifting in your mouth, which can cause all kinds of other issues. However, there is no need to suffer. Our dentists at Westwood Dental can use a dental implant to repair the hole in your smile and restore the function of your smile.
Before the implant procedure, you will meet with one of our dentists to discuss your personal smile goals. Once we have determined that an implant is the appropriate procedure, a titanium post is surgically placed into your jaw. This implant post will serve as the synthetic root for a crown, but it can also be used to secure dentures. After the bone has integrated the post, you will return to our office, where our dentist will attach the permanent crown or other custom-made restoration.
If you think that dental implants in Kansas City, Kansas, may be right for improving your smile, we would love to hear from you. Please call or visit our office today to schedule an appointment with one of our excellent dentists.