If you have damaged or missing teeth that need replaced, treat yourself to the next best thing to your natural teeth – dental implants options from Dental Care Center of South Kansas City! Dr. Gregory A. Stiver and our professional team can restore the beauty and function of your pearly whites at our Kansas City, MO dental office!
Dental implants is an area that's been around since the 50s. It's interesting when I look at the beginning of my career what it was like. It looked like these blades that they would stick in jaws Then as time as progressed it's just gotten to the point where it's a very very predictable procedure. If there's any area of dentistry that I have really enjoyed bringing in, it's been over the last few years utilizing implants for our cases. Here was the thing you always had in the past. Let's say you had a patient who lost a tooth. The options you had in the past was one would be a removable partial. A lot of people don't like removable partials and quite honest in dentistry that's the area that I like the least. They tend to accumulate food. It's never close to what you had originally, and everything is a compromise. The next option we would have is well if we're going to do something permanent and they've lost a tooth then we can crown the tooth behind the space and we can crown the tooth in front of the space. Then we can have a permanent tooth in between that's held by those 2 teeth and goes down. That's called a bridge. Bridges were great, they're tried and true. I still use them every day. I've seen bridges in patients that I never saw that have been there for 40 years. I know it's a good procedure. The problem is is that a lot of time the tooth that you wanted to use as part of the bridge support was a great tooth. Nothing wrong with it. I'd hate to go in and adjust on a nice tooth when it has nothing wrong with it. If the tooth had a big filling, it needed the help anyway then you felt good about it. You just never felt like it was the absolute best we could do. It was the best in terms of dentistry at the time, but it wasn't necessarily the best for the patient. Over the past few years implant dentistry has gotten to a level that if you think before you get into the case, you can have extreme predictability. You've got a procedure that will last for years and years and years. Here's the beauty of it though. You're just dealing strictly with the issue you have and you're not hurting any teeth on each side of it. It's opened up all kinds of options for us and allowed us I think to provide even a greater service to our patients.
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The Many Benefits Of Dental Implants
Dental implants literally fuse with your jawbone, providing a sturdy foundation for dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures. Compared to other tooth replacement options, dental implants offer many advantages, because they:
- Look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth
- Prevent jawbone loss, helping you maintain your youthful look
- Can last a lifetime with proper care
- Provide up to 90 percent of the chewing power of your natural teeth
- Do not require any preparation of your healthy teeth
Whether you need to replace a single tooth or you want a full-mouth reconstruction, we can help! In some cases, we can even place dental implants immediately after an extraction!
We will carefully review your current situation and discuss all of your dental implant options with you before we get to work rebuilding your strong, beautiful chompers!
Your Comfort Is Our Priority
We will do everything we can to make your visit as personalized and patient-centered as possible. We’ll listen carefully to your concerns and goals to provide the best care we can!
If there’s any chance of discomfort, we will numb the area so you won’t feel a thing. We can also relieve dental anxiety with dental sedation options!
We even provide a menu of comfort items to help you relax!
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