How Do You Place Dental Implants?

If you have one or more missing teeth, you have a clear understanding how this impacts your appearance. Gaps in your smile aside, how do missing teeth impact your oral health? Often, tooth loss can lead to everything from trouble eating to loss of jawbone density, which causes an older appearance. Fortunately, we can prevent these issues with implant placement. How do you place dental implant?

Frequently Asked Questions About Placing Dental Implants

Question: How do you start the process?

Answer: First, we will need to examine you, which includes taking x-rays of your smile and detailed images. We also look for any underlying issues that may need treatment, such as periodontal disease. If we think implants are the best choice for you, then we will proceed with placement.

Question: Will the procedure involve oral surgery?

Answer: The entire procedure, start-to-finish, takes place under our roof. The next step, an oral surgeon will insert the implant in the portion of the jaw the dentist selected. We will then need to wait for the rea to heal and the dental implant to bond with the jawbone. Known as osseointegration, this step can take between three and six months.

Question: How do you restore the implants?

Answer: After the healing period ends, we will add an abutment to the implant that holds a custom-made dental crown in place. The crown replaces the visible portion of the tooth and is designed to blend with the smile.

Question: How do I maintain my new tooth?

Answer: You will need to care for your new tooth as you would a natural one, which means brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing every night before bed, and seeing your dentist every six months for a checkup and a dental cleaning. If you have any questions about replacing missing teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Do You Have Missing Teeth?

We can use implant dentistry to address your tooth loss and restore your smile to full function and health. To schedule an appointment, call Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS, today at 913-381-2600.