If you have missing teeth, it is crucial to replace them. Shawnee implant dentist Dr. Alberto Castaneda offers optimum treatments when it comes to filling in your smile gaps. When you have missing teeth, the whole dynamic of your mouth changes—destabilizing your bite and making you appear older. Implants are a great way to replace your missing teeth and, if properly maintained, can last for years—even a lifetime!
Tooth loss occurs for many reasons including dental traumas, which may result from a car accident or a severe fall. In some cases, genetics may play a role—you may have teeth that never develop or erupt. Lifestyle choices such as using tobacco products or ignoring oral hygiene can also lead to tooth loss. In fact, the number one reason that American adults lose their teeth is due to untreated gum disease.
For patients in Shawnee, KS and surrounding communities, getting dental implants prevent deterioration of oral health, restores the bite, return full chewing capacity, and improves appearance. If you’re not convinced that missing teeth can negatively impact your dental wellbeing, consider the consequences experienced by patients with missing teeth:
At Discover Dental Care, Dr. Castaneda makes your smile whole again by placing and restoring your new dental implants. An implant is a new tooth made of zirconium and porcelain that looks and functions just like your natural tooth. The implant is composed of two main parts: One is the zirconium fixture that takes the place of the missing root, and the second is the tooth-colored crown cemented to the top of the fixture.
With a dental implant, you can smile confidently knowing that no one will ever suspect you have a replacement tooth. In addition, implants may be used to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew. For patients with removable partial dentures, implants can replace missing teeth so that you have a more natural-looking smile.
At Discover Dental Care, Dr. Castaneda can place and restore your dental implants—and that means we can complete your entire procedure at our comfortable, state-of-the-art office in Shawnee, KS. The process begins by implanting the biocompatible zirconium fixture into your jawbone. Once placed, your bone tissue treats the new implant like a natural tooth root and fuses around it. This process is called osseointegration.
For the second part of your dental implant procedure, we make an impression of your new replacement tooth, which is sent to one of our trusted lab partners. The prosthetic tooth is fabricated to match the size, shape, and color of your natural teeth, and returned to our Shawnee implant dental practice. Then Dr. Castaneda places your new tooth onto the zirconium implant. An implant can also be used as an anchor point for implant-retained dentures, which can more effectively prevent slippage.
In Shawnee and surrounding Kansas communities, Dr. Alberto Castaneda offer implant dentistry for adults and seniors seeking to replace missing teeth. Discover Dental Care for the whole family, schedule your appointment today!