Topeka Dentistry
Carrie Peterson, DDS & Ben Rutherford, DDS

What is a dental implant?

Restoring missing teeth is a benefit to your oral health and general well-being for a variety of reasons. Dental implants are a modern tooth replacement procedure that can create a long-lasting look while preserving your smile. 

We use implants to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all of the teeth. Our goal is to restore your teeth and allow you to smile, eat your favorite foods, and speak clearly. 

Dental Implants Restore Your Tooth Root

Dental implants are thin titanium posts that we secure into your jawbone. Since they replace your entire tooth down to the root, patients won't have to worry about their dental implant slipping out of place or falling out. 

Additionally, being able to bite down and chew stimulates healthy bone growth and prevents your bone from receding. 

Will Dental Implants Hurt?

The procedure is typically comfortable and stress-free. Before the procedure, your Topeka dentist will apply a local anesthetic so that patients do not feel any discomfort. If you feel any stress or anxiety, we invite you to discuss sedation options with us. 

Dental implants are a popular tooth restoration procedure that improves your appearance and quality of life. 

Benefits of Dental Implants

For some patients, dental bridges and dentures are uncomfortable due to sore spots, a poor fit, or gagging. Dental bridges are held in place by teeth on neighboring sides of the space left by the missing tooth. Dental implants do not require any adjacent teeth to be prepared or adjusted to hold them in place. 

During your consultation with Dr. Carrie Peterson or Dr. Ben Rutherford, we will observe your gum health and determine if you have adequate bone structure to support the implant. Patients must commit to keeping up with their oral health and visiting us regularly to keep track of your progress after the procedure. 

Many patients love the freedom and security dental implants provide. 

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