Topeka Dentistry
Carrie Peterson, DDS & Ben Rutherford, DDS

Why do patients choose dental implants over other tooth replacement options?

When patients lose a tooth there are generally three options to replace that tooth. These options include dental implants, cemented bridges, and removable appliances known as partial dentures. Dental implants are a great option which allow patients to replace missing teeth with ones that look, feel, and perform like their own, natural teeth. Not only do dental implants most closely resemble natural teeth, they help prevent bone loss after tooth loss, and do not require the use of adjacent teeth. Implant dentistry involves the surgical placement of one or more artificial tooth roots known as dental implants. The dental implant replaces the root of the missing tooth. The implant fuses to the bone (a process known as osteointegration) over a 4-6 month period and then a crown is placed to replace the tooth. We are happy to look at your specific situation and see if dental implants are the right choice for you. Simply call our office and we will be happy to schedule an implant consultation. 

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