Dental implants are a premier solution for those grappling with missing or damaged teeth, particularly in Leawood, KS. Their success hinges significantly on the foundation they're anchored to—a sturdy and robust jawbone. When the jawbone lacks the necessary strength to support implants, a qualified dentist may recommend a bone grafting procedure.

So, what exactly unfolds during a bone grafting procedure? Picture this: although individuals may be eager to replace missing teeth promptly with dental implants, it's imperative to address any insufficiencies in jawbone density beforehand. A bone grafting procedure steps in precisely for this purpose. By strategically placing bone graft material in areas of jawbone deterioration, this procedure works wonders in augmenting bone volume, setting the stage for successful dental implantation down the line.

Following the bone grafting procedure and the patient's subsequent recovery, a world of possibilities opens up with the transformative potential of dental implants in Leawood. These implants aren't just replacements for missing teeth; they serve as catalysts for maintaining jawbone health and strength. Central to this is the implant post, engineered to emulate a natural tooth root, thereby kickstarting the process of jawbone stimulation and fortification. With a robust foundation in place, patients find their dental implants securely anchored within their revitalized jawbone, a transformation that inspires optimism and confidence.

But the journey doesn't end there. After the dental implant achieves stabilization within the rejuvenated jawbone, the placement of an abutment comes into play. The abutment is a small connector that is attached to the implant post. It serves as the bridge between the implant post and the eventual crown or prosthesis, ensuring a secure and stable connection. Finally, the crowning glory: the attachment of the prosthesis or crown atop the dental implant, culminating in a smile that's not just aesthetically pleasing but fully functional and stable.

With diligent care and maintenance, these dental implants boast impressive longevity, promising years of newfound confidence and comfort. At our practice, led by the esteemed Dr. Rooney, we're not just here to provide a service but to guide and support you through every step of this transformative journey. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take that pivotal first step toward unlocking your radiant new smile. Your best smile awaits, just a few appointments away, and we're here to walk this journey with you.

Category: Dental Implants