The Cost-Effective Way to Replace Missing Teeth
Why Dr. Dolenz Would Recommend a Dental Implant
Dental implants are designed to provide a strong foundation for replacement teeth. These new teeth look, feel, and perform just like a regular tooth. Dental implants are changing the way our patients live. A person who has lost a tooth is able to regain the ability to eat with that tooth again. A dental implant appears completely natural and keeps your facial contours intact by preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing. An implant is one of the healthiest ways to replace a missing tooth. Dr. Dolenz does a procedure called LPRF (Leukocyte and Platelet Rich Fibrin). It is used after an extraction to reduce bone loss.
The Anatomy of a Dental Implant
There are three parts that make up a dental implant.
- The implant: a titanium screw, which is surgically placed into the patient’s jaw bone where the original tooth used to be
- The abutment: a small piece that ensures a snug fit
- Crown: the top part of the tooth, which is attached to the implant and matches your natural teeth
Come to Us With Your Dental Implant Questions
Dental implants if properly cared for, will last for many, many years. The process is not simple and straightforward, therefore it requires significant planning.
If you are interested in a consultation about dental implants, please call our office at (913)367-7270 or email us.