Kansas City Dentist, John P. Goodman, DDS can restore areas of missing teeth with customized Dental Implants that bring vitality back to smiles. Tooth loss can cause difficulty eating, speaking, and even affect the way you feel about your smile. Fortunately, these Dental Implants are available to patients who are struggling with one or more missing teeth.
Dental Implants are artificial replacements and titanium posts on which a Porcelain Crown are affixed. This type of restoration is meant to look and function naturally as if it was one's own tooth. Dr. John Goodman can tailor the dental prosthetic to blend brilliantly with your overall smile characteristics.
The process for a Dental Implant can take up to six months to complete depending on healing time and the personalized treatment plan. The Dental Implant is surgically placed and when the gums have healed, a custom abutment is attached. A tooth colored temporary crown fits on the Dental Implant throughout the process until the final restoration is completed and ready for placement. After the second phase of healing, the finalized Porcelain Crown is then seated. Dr. Goodman then critically analyzes the bite and any last adjustments are made.
Dental Implants are the long-term and highly recommended restorative option for those that can physically and financially handle the treatment. There are other options to missing areas of teeth including Partial removable devices or a Dental Bridge that are less invasive. To see cases and learn more about the process for Dental Implants, view our Photo Gallery or set up a Consultation.