Are you missing one or multiple teeth and would love to restore your smile, but are put off by dentures? Maybe you already have dentures but crave a secure, stable bite that allows you to eat your favorite foods.
Our Topeka dentists Dr. Carrie Peterson and Dr. Ben Rutherford love providing dental implants for patients who are interested in restoring their entire tooth.
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement procedure that reproduces the design of a full tooth from the crown to the root. They allow you to replace a single tooth or an entire arch. Their versatility, function, and beautiful look are appealing and attractive. Tooth loss isn’t the end of the road; they can be restored to mimic your natural tooth.
The Dental Implant Process
During your dental implant evaluation at Topeka Dentistry, we begin with digital x-rays to determine if there is sufficient bone density. Your dental implant dentist may make a 3-D guide using impressions of your teeth, depending on your particular needs.
The high success rate for dental implants is due in part by our use of advanced dental technology to make precise implant placements in the jawbone and creating a beautiful dental crown to fit over the implant. After your implant dentist in Topeka, KS has successfully embedded the implant into the jaw bone, the healing can begin. During your healing process, the bone and titanium screw will fuse together and create a strong root. Typically, it can take four to six months for this stage to finalize.
The next step is giving us a visit so your dentist can attach the abutment to the implant, which will securely hold the dental crown, bridge, or implant-support denture. Since the dental implant is secured and bonded to your jawbone, you’ll never have to worry about it shifting or falling out. Your tooth functions, feels, and looks just like a natural tooth, allowing you to smile and eat whatever you want.
Dental Implants Can Restore Multiple Teeth
Our highly-skilled cosmetic dentists Dr. Peterson and Dr. Rutherford can restore more than one missing tooth after an initial assessment in our Topeka dental office. If you are missing all your teeth, you might be interested in implant-supported full and partial dentures. This reliable alternative to traditional dentures can improve your quality of life for many years.
Would You Like to Learn More About Dental Implants?
If you are interested in replacing lost teeth with dental implants at Topeka Dentistry, call us today to schedule an appointment. During our evaluation, we can determine if you are a candidate for a bone grafting process or further oral health treatments to keep your smile beautiful and strong.
Call Topeka Dentistry today—we can’t wait to help you.