If you’re missing one or more teeth, your dentist has probably recommended dental implants for best function and stability. Dental implants are currently the closest things to real teeth, and they restore almost 100% of your chewing ability. Imagine eating whatever you want and never having to worry about loose teeth again!
Your Prairie Village, KS dentist restores dental implants with high-quality crowns, bridges and dentures/partials. We also have a wide range of restoration materials available, from all-ceramic to cast gold.
Dental Implant Placement
The dental implant screw is inserted in the gums. The gums are then allowed to heal and the implant is allowed to fuse with bone. Once healing is complete, the implant is uncovered and the abutment is attached. Another healing period follows. Finally, the restoration is attached to the implant.
Dental Implant Restoration
The restoration can be a single crown, multiple crowns, a dental bridge or a partial/complete denture. Our Prairie Village, KS dental clinic has an on-site laboratory where we create custom restorations from the highest quality materials. Dr. Smith will take impressions of your teeth to create a model of the restoration.
You and Dr. Smith will decide on the best type of material to use for the permanent replacement teeth and the color of the restoration. Dr. Smith offers resin or all-ceramic crowns for best aesthetics, cast gold for maximum strength and durability, and other biocompatible materials.
For best value and stability, Dr. Smith can create dentures that are fixed to a series of dental implants. Instead of one replacement tooth per implant, a complete denture can be attached to four or six implants.