Dental Implants

If you are one of the millions of people who are missing a tooth, dental implants are an excellent way to give your smile back it’s natural charm and restore the functionality of your teeth. Dr. Gallagher at Overland Park Family Dental will make sure that your new dental implant is a picture perfect match to the rest of your teeth. After your procedure is completed, you smile will look as good as new!

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants, in the general sense, are made from two different parts – the dental implant itself and the replacement tooth, otherwise known as the crown. The implant is made of a biocompatible titanium material that is surgically placed in your jaw. The biocompatible implant will bond with your jaw when it heals to become the new root for your crown. Once the implant is fully healed, Dr. Gallagher will meticulously craft your crown to match the shading and cosmetic appearance of your other teeth, and install it into your dental implant.

A natural and carefree restoration

Your new dental implant will be undetectable to the unassuming eye, and even those who know will likely not be able to tell the difference. They are so easy to manage and take care of that you may even forget that you have one!

What Are Dental Implants?

The Benefits of Dental Implants?

Dental Implant Benefits - Overland Park

When a dental implant is placed in your jaw, the immediate benefits are that your smile won’t suffer and you retain the functionality of a full set of teeth! Some of the other benefits aren’t as evident though. Here are some of the biggest benefits of dental implants:

  • Restores the look and functionality of your teeth
  • They are taken care of just like your other teeth, no reason to change your eating or cleaning habits!
  • Retains your normal jaw structure
  • They preserve the shape of your lips and face
  • They allow you to be comfortable and self-confident in every situation
  • They keep your other teeth healthy
  • They enhance your quality of life!

Dental Implant Supported Dentures

Are your dentures uncomfortable or have a tendency to slip, click, or annoy you with messy adhesives? Dental implant supported dentures will hold your dentures in place by strategically placing 4 or 5 dental implants in your jaw to act as their anchor. No longer will you ever need to worry about your dentures falling out or any other such embarrassing situations. Dentures are a great way to give your teeth their look and functionality back, and when they are anchored into place with implants, they are even more convenient!

Your new smile is within reach!

If you are missing a tooth or have dentures that make you feel uncomfortable, your new smile is only a phone call away! The benefits of dental implants means that your life can go back to normal without any restrictions. You deserve the best dental care available, and Dr. Gallagher at Overland Park Family Dental will take care of you with an experienced hand and gentle touch.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are All-on-4 dental implants?

All-on-4 implants are just what they sound like—a custom denture that attaches to just four implants that are strategically placed in the jawbone. This type of implant-supported denture can be great for patients who need many teeth replaced at one time but don’t want to have many dental implants placed. Dental implants require oral surgery and recovery time, so we are proud to offer our patients implant-supported dentures as a less-invasive way to restore their smiles quickly and effectively.

How do implants help preserve jawbone and overall oral health?

When a tooth is missing, even for a short period of time, the jawbone tissue where the tooth should be becomes weaker. In the same way that muscles stay strong through exercise, jawbones stay strong through chewing and biting. Dental implants are placed in the jawbone and act like tooth roots, maintaining the health of the patient’s jawbone. They also prevent nearby teeth from shifting, preserving the patient’s orthodontic alignment as well.

Who is a candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants often work well for patients who are in general good health and have healthy teeth, gums, and jawbones. If a patient’s jawbone has deteriorated to the point where it cannot support one or more implants, a bone graft can sometimes be used to make the patient a candidate for an implant placement. Certain autoimmune disorders are also taken into account when determining if a patient is a good candidate, and patients should plan to quit smoking for several weeks post-treatment.