If you want to restore your smile by replacing missing teeth, dental implants in Leawood, Kansas, may be for you! A dental implant is an anchor for a replacement tooth. A titanium post, which acts like tooth roots, is surgically placed in your jaw and a restoration is attached to the top. Implants can be used to anchor restorations like crowns, bridges, and dentures to replace the missing teeth.
Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, and they fuse with your jawbone to become permanent. Implants are very durable and can last a lifetime. Dental implants have many advantages over dentures. Dentures can slip around, making eating and speaking difficult. Because they become part of you, dental implants allow you to eat and speak normally. Dental implants are also more convenient than dentures. Dentures have to be removed for cleaning and the use of adhesives is required to keep them in place, but implants become part of your smile. Dental implants allow for better oral health than dental bridges that are supported by natural teeth. This is because bridges require tooth enamel removal, while implants leave your natural teeth intact.
To find out if dental implants are for you and to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Robert P. Sherman, contact our dental office today!