Dental Implants in Olathe, KS
Dental implants are a long-lasting and attractive way to replace missing or removed teeth. Because no more teeth need to be changed in order to put the replacement tooth, they are superior than alternatives like bridges.
During the course of a few months, the full implant procedure is carried out. Installing the implant itself, which involves driving a screw into the jaw bone, is the first step in the procedure. To install the implant, a gum incision must be made. If necessary, multiple implants may be inserted simultaneously. The gums are stitched back together once the implants have been inserted.
The jaw bone will grow around the implant during the osseointegration process, which takes between three and six months to complete. You can have temporary crowns fitted so you can eat and speak normally during this healing period and maintain a pleasing look for your smile.
It is time to attach an abutment to the implant when it has healed. Your new tooth is supported by the abutment. After this is positioned, an impression of the abutment is taken and utilized to produce your permanent repair. While some organizations can produce the crown in-house, others must ship it to an off-site lab. You can come back to the office to permanently install the restoration once it is finished. Your smile will appear exactly as it did before, and after a few period of getting used to the implant, it will feel exactly like one of your own teeth.
Tiny dental implants have a diameter that is roughly half that of a standard dental implant. This has various advantages and can be applied in circumstances where conventional implants cannot. Mini implants are the best option because of their reduced size when an implant needs to be placed in a restricted area.
Installing a full upper or lower denture is one of the principal applications for micro implants. The foundation of the denture is made up of a series of tiny implants (numbering 4-6), which are positioned along the gum line. An full lower or upper set of teeth is linked directly to the gum line as opposed to using an implant for each individual tooth.
Mini implants are typically placed without making an incision due to their small size. Often, they can be put directly into the bone through the gum. As a result, there is no longer a requirement for a recovery phase, and the repair can typically be installed immediately or soon after.
Mini implants are also less expensive than regular implants. Only your dentist knows if mini implants are right for you, so call for your consultation today.
Dental Implants FAQ
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a long-lasting replacement for a lost tooth's root. A titanium screw is inserted into the jaw bone. The implant is then covered with an abutment and crown to create a permanent replacement tooth that mimics the appearance of a natural tooth.
How are dental implants different than dentures?
A detachable full or partial set of teeth called dentures must be taken out and maintained in a particular way. They can frequently seem heavy and are challenging to get used to. Dental implants are a long-lasting option for missing teeth that can be maintained similarly to healthy teeth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants mimic the appearance and feel of genuine teeth, are permanent, allow you to eat whatever you want without worrying about looking silly, and are both highly effective and reasonably priced.
Who can place a dental implant?
Based on their training, your dentist could be able to place implants in their own practice. If not, they will refer you to an implantologist, cosmetic dentist, or another professional who will carry out the operation.
How much do implants cost?
Your dentist's level of competence, the number of implants you are having placed, your insurance coverage, and other factors will all affect the cost of your dental implants. Make an appointment for a consultation with us to establish the cost of your implants and, if necessary, a financing strategy.
Do dental implants hurt?
No. A local anesthetic will be given before the procedure so that you do not feel any pain. If you have anxiety or fear you should discuss sedation options with your dentist.
How long do implants last?
When cared for properly, implants should last a lifetime. Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential to the success of your implant.
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