Dental Implants Specialist

Dental Care Olathe

Family and Cosmetic Dentist located in Olathe, KS

When you feel confident about your smile, you feel confident about your life. Dental Care Olathe's experienced dentists and licensed denturists make dental implants for men and women of all ages. Currently located in Olathe, Kansas, with another location opening soon in Overland Park, Kansas, Dental Care Olathe's experienced team can replace missing or extremely damaged teeth to restore the appearance, functionality, and health of your smile. To learn more, call for a consultation or book your appointment online.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Many adults find that having dental implants is almost like having natural teeth. When you lose your teeth due to tooth decay, a disease, or a traumatic injury, your self-esteem and smile can take a hit. This is where dental implants can help. Dental implants feel and function like natural teeth. They're durable and stable, and function almost the same as natural teeth.

A dental implant is a metal post, often made out of titanium, that a dentist surgically implants into your upper or lower jawbone. A dental implant is like an artificial tooth root. Once the post is in place and your mouth fully heals, a process that typically takes a few weeks, your dentist mounts the new replacement tooth (crown) on the post permanently. Since the dental implants fuse directly to your jawbone, they're strong and stable. They won't shift around uncomfortably in your mouth like some dentures.

These screw-like metal posts can also help crowns, bridges, and dentures stay securely affixed to your jaw.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Beyond feeling, functioning, and looking like natural teeth, dental implants provide the following benefits:

  • Are permanent and can last a lifetime
  • Are a cost-effective way to replace missing teeth
  • Help maintain your natural smile and face shape
  • Protect your healthy jawbone
  • Help prevent decay of surrounding natural teeth
  • Allow you to speak comfortably and naturally
  • Don't fall out or move around in your mouth
  • Are durable and strong for eating your favorite foods
  • Aren't vulnerable to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Offer a proven, predictable outcome for tooth repair

Can someone like me get dental implants?

Whether you're missing one tooth or multiple teeth, you may be an excellent dental implant candidate. Your gums need to be healthy, and your jaw must be finished growing. Dental implants are an excellent solution for adults, not children.

You could also be a great implant candidate if you're irritated by dentures that slip, or if it's time to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Women or men in search of a more permanent, long-lasting solution to dental work tend to be great candidates for dental implants. Meet with your dentist to learn more about your options for missing teeth and to see if implant treatment is the best solution for you.

Book an appointment online or call Dental Care Olathe to take the first step toward a more confident smile.