Dental Implants – Kansas City, MO
Tooth Replacement for a Lifetime
Patients who are missing teeth have a strong and beautiful alternative to bridges, partials, or full dentures. Dental implants improve your smile and your lifestyle. They look, feel, and function like natural teeth because of a titanium post attached to the jawbone. Implants anchor a single crown, fixed bridge, partial, or full denture to eliminate slipping. If you’re interested in finding out more, contact us to schedule a dental implant consultation at Byars Dental.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants can offer you a set of unique advantages that you won’t get with any other tooth replacement, including:
- Health: Dental implants are the only tooth replacement solution that prevents the deterioration of your jawbone after tooth loss.
- Strength: Rooted in your jawbone, dental implants allow you to cut through all of your favorite foods with ease.
- Longevity: With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
- Maintenance: Because they look and feel like your natural teeth, dental implants require the least amount of care compared to other options. Simply brush, floss, and see us for routine dental appointments!
Indications for Dental Implants
Once your dental implants are in place, we will fix a permanent restoration on top of them to complete your smile. The type of restoration that you need will depend on the number of teeth that you’re missing.
Missing Single Tooth
Patients missing one tooth can restore the lost structure by attaching a dental crown to a single implant post. This implant-retained crown will seamlessly blend into your smile, restoring its beauty and function. Our dental crowns are custom-made to match the size, shape, and shade of your natural dental structure.
Missing Multiple Teeth
To replace two consecutive teeth, we’ll attach two connected crowns to a single implant post. Patients missing three or four consecutive teeth will likely need to support a series of connected dental crowns with an implant post at both ends of the restoration. In some cases, we may also be able to use a series of fixed bridges to restore a full arch of lost teeth for a more natural look and feel.
Missing All Teeth
Patients with more advanced tooth loss may want to consider supporting a partial or full denture with a number of dental implant posts. Partials are crafted to replace any number of missing teeth, both consecutive and nonconsecutive, by attaching replacement teeth to a gum colored base molded to fill the gaps in patients’ smiles. Full dentures are similarly crafted and restore an entire arch of missing teeth. We will anchor the prosthetics to the minimal number of dental implants that still provide adequate support.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
The cost of your dental implants can greatly vary based on factors like your oral health, the number of teeth you’re missing, and the condition of your jawbone. That’s why it’s hard to give you a precise estimate without examining your mouth first. Additionally, it’s important to understand that the type of restoration that you need will also influence the total cost of your treatment. Dr. Byars, your expert implant dentist, will carefully examine your mouth to develop a personalized treatment plan that includes a price estimate. We also accept insurance and have financing options to provide everyone with the quality and affordable dentistry that they deserve.