in Olathe, KS
Before the development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth.
Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In many cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.
Not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant, however. During your first visit, we will discuss all of the implications of a dental implant procedure, as well as if you are a good candidate for them. In order for a successful implant to take hold, you must have proper bone density and have a strong immune system. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene.
Implants are so well designed that they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Implants are made of one of the most biocompatible materials available, titanium.
Surgery is necessary to prepare the area for an implant and place the implant in the mouth. Following the procedure, a period of time is required for the implant to take hold (integrate) and for bone tissue to build up and anchor the device. Once the implant has integrated, the tooth portion can be fabricated and secured to the implant.
Because implants require surgery, our patients are administered anesthesia and, if necessary, antibiotics to stave off infection following the procedure. Like any restoration, implants require diligent oral hygiene and proper care to ensure they last a long time. At the end of the procedure, our implant specialist will go over how to properly care for your dental implants.
With a success rate above 95%, dental implants are becoming the treatment of choice for missing teeth. At Esthetic Enhancement, our implant planning process is very precise, and unique, due to our Galileos 3-Ddental imaging capabilities. We are able to plan, with the help of our Cerec machine, where the implant and the final tooth will be BEFORE the procedure, thus eliminating any unknowns and dramatically increasing the predictability of the implant process. Click here to watch a video of our implant planning process or here to read a great article about how the Cerec Machine and Galileos work together.
For more information on Dental Implants in the Olathe, KS area call Esthetic Enhancement at (913) 829-9222 today!
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