Replacing lost teeth serves several purposes, from helping you recover your confidence to helping you preserve the healthy, natural teeth that remain. With dental implants, your replacement teeth can also help keep your jawbone strong and healthy, helping you enjoy a more youthful smile and facial appearance even after tooth loss. Dental implants are small, root-like posts made from biocompatible titanium. When the posts are inserted into the jawbone, the jawbone heals to them, making the implants a permanent part of your jaw. Depending on the number of teeth you’ve lost, we can recommend an appropriate prosthetic supported by one or more implant posts to completely rebuild your smile.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Since they’ve become a part of professional dental treatment, dental implants have enjoyed a success rate of over 90%, thanks largely in part to their ability to bond to patients’ jawbone structure. Dental crowns, custom bridges, and partial/full dentures do a better job of restoring your smile and preserving your oral health when supported by one or more dental implants. With proper care and maintenance, the implant posts can last for life, making it easier if you ever have to replace your prosthetic due to excessive wear or damage.
Arranging A Pre-Surgical Evaluation
A pre-surgical evaluation is an important step in the process of restoring a patient’s incomplete smile. This appointment gives you an opportunity to learn what you can expect from our implant placement and restoration services. It also affords your dentist the opportunity to examine your oral structures, and begin planning your treatment. In order to devise a plan for you, we will take a 3-dimensional CBCT scan of your oral structures, and perform an intraoral scan. The details gathered by these reviews help us work out every step of your procedure, from the initial placement of your implant or implants to securing your custom restoration. When you commit to moving forward with implant-based care at our practice, the fees collected for your pre-surgical evaluation will be applied to the cost of your treatment.
Find Out if You Qualify for Dental Implants
After losing one or more teeth, dental implants can offer the most comprehensive long-term benefits for rebuilding your smile. To find out if you qualify for dental implants, schedule a pre-surgical evaluation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, today at 816-897-4288.