Even if it means the end of years of pain, discomfort, and endless dental procedures, having teeth extracted and replaced with dentures or partials is never ideal. Many of our patients are worried that they will never adjust to dental prosthetics and feel so embarrassed and encumbered that they would rather stay at home than eat out, go to parties, or travel.
Meyer Family Dental understands. That’s why we are now offering the life-changing, smile-transforming option of dental implants to our Overland Park patients.
Why Choose Dental Implants
For centuries, dental bridges, dentures, and partials were the only option for tooth replacement. Though these false teeth did recreate the appearance, more or less, of a full set of teeth, they haven’t always been the ideal choice for confidence and function. Removable false teeth are simply not as comfortable as your own teeth and can:
- Come loose
- Fall out
- Impede natural speech
- Interfere with the taste of food
- Require gooey adhesives to stay in place
- Cause headaches
- Lead to abrasion of soft tissues
Of course, Meyer Family Dentistry always works hard to create the best-fitting dentures and partials to offer an attractive, natural appearance and superior function, but the truth is, nothing can replace your teeth the way nature intended – until now!
Dental implants offer so much more than improved appearance. Because they replace both your teeth and the roots of your teeth, they:
- Stay in place without slipping
- Require no adhesives
- Will not slip or pinch
- Allow you to eat what you like and like what you eat
Best – and most importantly – because your tooth roots are replaced, your jawbone continues to be stimulated.
Why is that such a big deal? Without stimulation, bone begins to shrink and lose density. This shrinkage is exactly the reason people with dentures begin to look older so quickly and have such a hard time keeping their dentures in. You see, just like the rest of your body, your jawbone needs a workout to stay strong. Your tooth roots do that every time you chew or bite down. When the roots are gone, the stimulation stops, and the bone starts to disappear. Implant posts take the place of tooth roots, giving your bone a workout, keeping your jaw strong, and you younger-looking and healthier – much longer!
Your Dental Implant Options
Dental implants can replace anything from a single tooth with an implant post and crown, to a full set of teeth, upper and lower, with options from individually-placed posts and crowns to implant-retained dentures, mini-implants, and All-on-Four implant dentures. Which option is best for you depends on the number of teeth you have lost, your bone density, and your lifestyle.
Individual or traditional dental implant post placement will be referred to one of our trusted oral surgeons while we design your tooth replacement. Once the surgery is completed and healed, you will return to us for placement of your prosthetic teeth.
Dental Implants consist of a titanium post and a ceramic or porcelain crown.
- Mini Implants are smaller, precision-placed implants that can often be used when traditional implants are not recommended.
- All-on-4 Implants are the newest, most cost-effective way to replace your full arch – plus, they can be completed in one visit!
If you are struggling with the discomfort and embarrassment of missing teeth – no matter how many – please talk to us. We would love to help you find your ideal tooth replacement solution so you can get back to living life to the fullest!