Why Dental Implants Might Be Right for You

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Did you lose a tooth? Are you a little too old for the tooth fairy to come? You probably know all too well the impact this has on your appearance, speaking voice and chewing abilities. Don’t worry; there is a solution! Here in Kansas City, Missouri we offer high quality dental implant surgery to replace your missing tooth.

Dental implant surgery is a procedure that replaces a tooth root with a titanium screw and a real tooth with a crown, or an artificial tooth. The development of this surgery is one of the largest advances in dentistry in the past 40 years, and its effectiveness is partially due to titanium’s excellent compatibility with the human body. These implants are very sturdy and can last several years. Crowns, bridges, complete and partial dentures are all forms of dental implants.

What is the surgery like? First, Dr. Seth Rush will surgically implant the titanium screw into your jawbone. Depending on the strength of your teeth and gums, a period of healing might be required so that the bone around the implant can tighten around the screw. This tightening is called osseointegration. We may attach a temporary crown to the post while you heal. We may also recommend eating soft, cold foods or warm soup to help the process along. After some time has passed, you can come back to the office and Dr. Seth Rush will install a custom-made crown, bridge or denture onto the post into your mouth.

Have more questions? Give us a call at 816-444-8822 to schedule an appointment.