Dental Implants — Lawrence, KS
The Gold Standard of Tooth Replacement
If you’re missing one, several, or all your natural teeth, you already know that tooth loss can have a terribly detrimental effect on your everyday life. Missing teeth can make it much harder to speak clearly, chew comfortably, and smile confidently. Fortunately, at Kansas Center for Sedation Dentistry, we’re proud to offer the gold standard of tooth replacement: dental implants in Lawrence. This state-of-the-art option can make it look and feel like you still have all your natural pearly whites, and the best part is we can perform the whole treatment right here in our office. To learn more about dental implants and if they’re right for you, don’t hesitate to call us today!
Why Choose Kansas Center for Sedation Dentistry For Dental Implants?
- Calming Sedation Ensures Maximum Comfort & Relaxation
- Entire Dental Implant Treatment Completed In-Office
- Dental Insurance Welcome & Flexible Financing Available
What Are Dental Implants?
There are two parts to your teeth: the crown and the roots. Most tooth replacement options like dentures and dental bridges only replace the crowns of missing teeth. With dental implants, we can rebuild the entire structure of a missing tooth for the most lifelike results.
A dental implant is a small titanium post that’s designed to replace the roots of a missing tooth. It’s placed directly into the jawbone, where it integrates with the tissue to form a strong foundation for the replacement tooth it supports. One or more dental implants can be paired with crowns, bridges, and dentures to replace any number of missing teeth. By restoring the roots and crown of the tooth, your smile will once again look, feel, and function just like natural.
The 4 Step Dental Implant Process
While every patient’s journey towards a new smile will vary slightly, there are four main steps you can expect from dental implant treatment:
- Initial consultation: We’ll first meet with you to see if dental implants are a good choice for you and if you need any preliminary procedures like a bone graft or gum disease treatment.
- Dental implant surgery: Next, you’ll visit us to have your dental implant(s) surgically placed beneath your gums and into your jawbone.
- Osseointegration: After your surgery, you’ll need to heal for three to six months as osseointegration occurs, which is when the implant(s) will fuse with the jawbone.
- Placement of your new teeth: Finally, you’ll return to our office to have your brand-new crown, bridge, or dentures securely anchored into place.
Benefits of Dental Implants
While replacing your missing teeth with dentures or dental bridges is certainly better than nothing, these traditional options leave a lot to be desired when compared to natural teeth. That’s why dental implants are quickly becoming the most popular way to restore teeth that have been lost! By rebuilding both the crown and the roots of one or more missing teeth, you can enjoy a replacement that is virtually indistinguishable in every way! Simply put, dental implants can benefit your health, confidence, and quality of life in ways other options can’t.
Who Dental Implants Can Help
No matter how many teeth you’re missing, our talented team of professionals can design a dental implant treatment to help you get the smile you deserve. Fortunately, nearly any healthy adult with missing teeth is a great candidate for dental implants. If you don’t qualify for dental implants right away, we may be able to help get you on track with preliminary treatments like a bone graft or gum disease therapy. Once you’ve been cleared as a candidate for dental implants, we can outline your dental implant treatment plan based off how many teeth you’re missing.
Missing 1 Tooth
To replace a single tooth, we’ll place one dental implant post where the roots of the missing tooth once were. Once it’s finished healing, we can cover the implant with a beautiful, custom-made dental crown. Not only will your new tooth be seamless, but it will also be completely self-supported.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Dental implants can be used to replace any number of teeth, whether that includes several missing teeth in a row or numerous teeth missing throughout an arch. Depending on your unique situation, we’ll place two to four dental implants in key points in your mouth to secure a bridge or partial denture to fill the gaps in your smile.
Missing All Teeth
If you’re missing all your teeth, or if you’re tired of wearing traditional removable dentures, implant dentures may be the ideal choice for you! With just four to six strategically placed dental implants, we can stabilize an implant denture in your mouth. Implant dentures will never slip out of place or feel loose, and they’ll allow you to eat foods like nuts, steak, apples, and more.