Placing Your Dental Implants

November 1, 2022

Oral surgery is about more than just extracting teeth. In fact, we can use oral surgery to replace missing teeth! In today‚Äôs blog, your Olathe, KS, dentist talks about how we address minor or even severe tooth loss with one or more dental implants. A full smile is possible, with results that can last for decades!

Dental Implants

Oral Surgery and Tooth Replacement

Traditional dental prosthetics need clasps, crowns, or even suction and adhesives to stay in place. These also tend to require replacement in as little as five years as the jaw ridge changes shape. But with dental implants, we surgically insert one or more biocompatible titanium posts into the arch. We choose the angle and position based on the strength of your jawbone, ensuring they can support new teeth. The entire process will be guided by advanced digital technology as well! Once we insert your new posts, we wait for the area to heal to proceed with the next portion.

Restoring Your New Tooth

Now we address the physical part of your new tooth! First, our team will attach an abutment to the tooth. This extends above the gum line so the restoration has structure to attach to. The restoration will be the visible part of your new tooth, the part people see when you smile and the part that makes consuming your favorite foods again possible. Usually this is in the form of a custom-made dental crown, one crafted from durable and lifelike materials such as ceramic. We color match them to blend with the smile, and connect them to the abutments. They will fit comfortably and offer a balanced bite, so you never hesitate to smile again.

Dentures and More

What if you have a more advanced case of tooth loss? If so, then our team could discuss a prosthetic that we support with multiple dental implants. These can last far longer than traditional ones like bridges or durable dentures, as they prevent the breakdown of tissue in the jaw, so the ridge never changes shape. Your bridges, partials, or full dentures could last for decades to come, enter slip, and never require removable for cleaning or soaking. They look and act like a natural smile!

If you have any questions about addressing your tooth loss, then contact our team today.

Do You Have Any Questions About Addressing Missing Teeth?

Oral surgery allows our team to replace missing teeth with dental implants! Schedule an appointment today and learn more about placing your new teeth. You can also call E-Care Dentistry in Olathe, KS, today at 913-586-2718. Find our office at 15010 S Black Bob Road Olathe, KS 66062. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, and all surrounding communities.