At NKC Dental, we use dental implants in North Kansas City, MO, to replace missing teeth for our patients of all ages. Missing teeth can be caused by tooth decay, gum disease, trauma to the face, aging, or even genetics. These natural-looking and durable dental implants place a screw-like post into the jaw that serves as an artificial tooth root that a custom-made crown can be placed atop. When you have missing teeth that you would like to replace, schedule an appointment with Dr. William Busch, Dr. Tucker Vanyperen, or Dr. Caitlyn Hall.
How Do We Place Dental Implants?
The process of receiving dental implants in North Kansas City, MO, will take several visits due to the time that is needed for the gums to heal fully. At NKC Dental, we will first prepare your gums with local anesthesia. Next, an incision is made into the gums where we surgically insert a screw-like post into your jawbone where a tooth is missing. This offers a strong base for an artificial tooth or crown to be placed after osseointegration, an important healing process is completed. This can take many months. Once you’re healed, you’ll revisit our office to have your custom-made crown placed atop this post.
Benefits of Getting Dental Implants
There are many benefits to getting dental implants, including:
- Prevents bone loss: When you replace missing teeth with dental implants, this helps to slow or even stop bone deterioration that is caused by missing teeth.
- Matches natural teeth: We can design implants that match the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth so they blend seamlessly
- Helps the bite: Dental implants help to restore the bite as they offer a stable foundation in the jaw.
- Easy to care for: Taking care of your implants is easy as you brush and floss them like natural teeth. No special treatment is necessary.
How Long Will My Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants are a permanent way to replace missing teeth. When these implants are properly cared for with regular dental exams, teeth cleanings, and good oral hygiene they can last a lifetime.
Replace Missing Teeth With Dental Implants
There are many benefits to getting dental implants in North Kansas City, MO, for a variety of patients. During a consultation, we will closely examine your teeth and gums to determine if you are a viable candidate for dental implants. Dr. Busch, Dr. Vanyperen, and Dr. Hall have all successfully used dental implants on patients who experienced missing teeth for a variety of reasons. To schedule a consultation, call NKC Dental at (816) 471-2911 today.