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Do you have lost teeth in your smile? If you have a missing tooth you may be feeling self-conscious when you smile. If this is the case, your dentist, Dr. Shelly Galvin, Dr. Jonathan Smith, and Dr. MeLinda Garcia at Westwood Dental are here to help.

We know how missing teeth can affect your oral health as well as your smile self-confidence. To help our patients in Kansas City, Kansas regain your healthy, beautiful smile, we offer dental implants to restore your missing teeth.

So, what are dental implants? They are permanent replacements for one or more or all of your teeth, depending on your situation. Dental implants are securely planted in the jawbone using a biocompatible titanium screw in the area where the missing tooth was located. This screw acts as the tooth root by holding your implant in place securely. As the site heals after surgery, the jawbone fuses to the titanium screw.

Once the implant site is healed and the implant securely in place, a tooth will be attached to the post. The type of dental restoration will depend on how many teeth are being replaced, so you may receive a custom-made complete or partial denture, a bridge or a crown.

To complete the dental implant restoration, Dr. Shelly Galvin, Dr. Jonathan Smith, or Dr. MeLinda Garcia will make sure that your implant is comfortable and pleasing so that it blends in with your smile seamlessly. If you have a missing tooth, please call Westwood Dental in Kansas City, Kansas, at 913-432-0765 today. We are excited to help you discover the benefits of dental implants to restore your smile health and confidence!