Missing teeth can affect both the appearance and health of your smile. Dental implants are permanent teeth replacement options that are revolutionizing the way dentists restore smiles. We are proud to offer implant dentistry at Dodge City Dental Care in Dodge City, KS. Dr. Williams has taken advanced implant classes, and both Dr. Walters and Dr. Williams specialize in advanced restorative dentistry. You can trust them to provide long-lasting dental implants that will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile!
Recreating Smiles with Permanent Solutions for Missing Teeth
A dental implant is a permanent solution for a missing tooth or teeth. The implant is a titanium post that is inserted into the gums where there is a gap in the smile. This post will function as the root of the new tooth. After a period of a few months, the post will fuse to the jawbone, providing a stable, secure foundation for the tooth replacement. At this point, we will restore the implant with a crown.
Leaving a gap in your smile can result in several negative consequences. A missing tooth makes it more difficult to chew and speak properly and affects the appearance of your smile. It also increases the risk of developing gum disease and can cause deterioration of the jaw bone. When several teeth are missing, it can cause the face to appear sunken or misshapen. Dental implants prevent all of these risks, and look like and function just like a real tooth.
In order to receive a dental implant, you must have healthy and sufficient jawbone. One of our doctors will provide an evaluation to determine if dental implants are right for you. We will answer any questions you may have and provide you with the information you need to make the best decision for your smile. If implants are not right for you, other tooth-replacement options include bridges and partial dentures.