Replace a single tooth with dental implants
Missing a tooth can be a major issue, both functionally and aesthetically. If you are dealing with the loss of a single tooth, dental implants may be the best solution for you. At Foster Dental Care, Drs. Alan Foster, Rebecca Spencer, and Niki McDaniel are committed to providing patients with solutions to meet their oral health needs, including restoring the smile after tooth loss or extraction. With dental implants, patients can enjoy a lifetime of beautiful smiles and proper functionality, ensuring better oral health and wellness. Blue Springs, Missouri area patients are welcome to call our office to find out more about the dental implant.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are artificial teeth that are implanted directly into your jawbone. This provides a strong and sturdy foundation for your replacement tooth. The process of getting dental implants to replace a single tooth is done over the course of time, with several weeks needed for bone growth through osseointegration. However, after the implant has fused with the natural bone of the jaw, it will last decades with proper care.
What are the benefits of placing implants as an alternative to other tooth replacement options?
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that replaces the root of a missing tooth, as well as the crown. With other prosthetics like bridges and dentures, natural teeth must be altered to make room for dental restorations or even removed completely. This can lead to further damage over time and cause patients to need additional dental interventions. With dental implants, no alterations are made to healthy teeth, and patients can enjoy a lifetime of smile satisfaction with proper care.
Dental implants also provide a better solution for bone growth and maintenance in the jawbone, helping to preserve it over time. Other prosthetics like bridges or dentures do not have this same effect and will result in the appearance of a deformed jaw and chin that can add years onto one’s visible age.
How do I learn more?
At Foster Dental Care, we work regularly with patients in the Blue Springs, MO area who are interested in replacing a single tooth with a dental implant. Call our office at (816) 227-6588 to request an appointment with our team at 2150 NW South Outer Road.