Treating Your Missing Teeth With Dental Implants

November 16, 2021

When you have lost a tooth, or even if you have lost several, then you may need to seek replacement to avoid complications. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentist talks about how we place and restore dental implants, and how this could offer new teeth that last for decades to come, and preserve your smile in the process.

The Causes and Complications of Tooth Loss

We could lose our natural teeth following a serious injury, or as a result of an untreated case of tooth decay or an infection. The most common cause is periodontitis, the advanced state of periodontal disease. At this stage, the tissue connecting the teeth and gums become severed. As you lose your teeth, this means the body suspends or diverts the flow of key nutrients to the Javon around the lost teeth. Without these doses of calcium and phosphorus, the bone tissue itself breaks down, leading to further tooth loss and an aged appearance. Tooth loss is also connected to misalignment, TMJ disorder, bruxism (teeth grinding), and difficulties eating or speaking.

Placing a Dental Implant

A dental implant is a biocompatible titanium post that sits in the socket of your missing tooth. We plan and guide the placement with digital technology, choosing positions and angles to allow the new post to act as a root and support a new tooth. This prevents misalignment and other complications, and also causes the body to resume the flow of key nutrients to the jawbone stays strong. This also means your new tooth could potentially last for several decades to come! Once the placement area heals, we attach an abutment tat will connect a dental crown, custom-made to ensure a lifelike appearance. We could also secure bridges or dentures too.

Benefits for Your Smile

Addressing tooth loss with implant dentistry helps preserve your facial structure and the strength of your jawbone, safeguarding not only your new teeth, but your natural ones too. You can eat your favorite foods again and speak without difficulty. You can also feel more confident in your smile, which boosts quality of life. If you want to learn more about implant dentistry, then contact our team today. We can start treatment now so you end 2021 on the path toward a full smile again, while also using your remaining benefits before they expire.

Do You Have Questions About Tooth Loss Treatment?

Our team wants to help you smile with confidence for years to come! Schedule an appointment today and find out how we address minor or advanced tooth loss. You can also call E-Care Dentistry in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. 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.