John P. Goodman DDS

Dental Implants

Missing teeth can make life difficult. Chewing, speaking, or smiling can become painful and embarrassing.

At the dental practice of John Goodman, DDS, in Kansas City, MO, we provide a life-changing solution to people struggling with missing teeth - dental implants! 

Implants provide superior support for restorations, allowing patients to chew and smile with confidence. Could dental implants work for you?

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Longevity

With proper care, dental implants have the potential to last 40 years or longer. The restorations attached to the implants will eventually need to be replaced, but the implants themselves can last for the rest of your life.

Jawbone Retention

When a tooth is lost, the jawbone is no longer stimulated where that tooth used to be, leading to atrophy of the bone. This atrophy can cause reduced bite strength and even distortion of your facial features. Unlike other restoration options, dental implants simulate the surrounding tissue in the same way that a natural tooth does, so this detrimental atrophy can be prevented.

Security

For many people, the biggest cause of frustration with traditional bridges or dentures is their tendency to become loose or to fall out of position entirely. When these restorations are attached to a dental implant, they will not slide around, allowing you to chew and speak with confidence.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that replace tooth roots. These titanium rods fuse with the jawbone, providing secure support for restorations like crowns, bridges, or dentures. Because the placement of dental implants requires oral surgery, the entire treatment process takes several months. While the procedure is more involved than traditional restoration options, the long-term oral health benefits of implants make it more than worthwhile for qualifying patients.

Dental Implants with John P. Goodman, DDS

Dr. Goodman
Dr. Goodman

Dr. John Goodman has provided the community of Kansas City, MO, with fantastic dental care for over 25 years. As a dentist who always recommends the best available care for his patients, he often suggests that patients with missing teeth undergo dental implant treatment.

Dr. Goodman coordinates with renowned oral surgeons in Kansas City to expertly provide dental implant surgery. His many years of experience have allowed him to form strong familiarity with the area's best surgeons, so he is able to communicate effectively with his partners throughout treatment. Dr. Goodman makes himself available to his patients during every step of the treatment process and develops a relationship built on trust so that he can help patients maintain their implants for years to come. 

If you are tired of living with missing teeth, schedule a consultation today with Dr. Goodman. He can review your case and honestly recommend whether dental implants are the best option for you. To schedule an appointment, contact us online or call (816) 842-8585.

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Jason F.

Jason F.

August 2019

Dr Goodman and his staff are the Best by far! They make you feel like family and Dr Goodman does Top Notch work! I rate Dr Goodman an “A plus plus.”
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Amber L.

May 2019

Very friendly staff! I hadn’t been to the dentist in years and was nervous, but everyone was great. I’ll be using them from now on & plan to bring my son! View On Google

Video: Dental Implants

Dr. Goodman discusses the benefits of dental implants, including their longevity, stability, and ability to blend seamlessly with natural teeth. He also addresses the evolution of dental implants and how they have transformed the way smiles are reconstructed. If you are ready to discuss a viable solution for tooth loss, contact our Kansas City dentist today!

Conditions Treated

For patients missing a single tooth, an implant-supported crown is often the best restoration option. An oral surgeon can place a single dental implant to replace the root of the missing tooth, then attach a dental crown to the implant.

If you are missing a few adjacent teeth, an implant-supported bridge is probably the best option for you. The amount of implants necessary to securely support the bridge varies based on the amount and location of the missing teeth. Once the implants are secure, we can attach a dental bridge to the implants.

For patients missing all of their lower or upper teeth, implant-supported dentures are often the best treatment option. Traditional dentures require messy, uncomfortable adhesives that may not be very secure. Implant-supported dentures are locked in place and provide great strength and security. A denture for a full arch can be placed on just four implants in a procedure known as All-on-4 treatment.

Dental Implant Timeline

Receiving dental implants usually breaks down into several distinct steps over a period of several months. Depending on a variety of factors, including patient health and the strength of the jawbone, more or fewer operations may be required.

Step 1: Consultation 

Contact us online or call (816) 842-8585 to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Goodman. The dentist will examine your smile to determine if dental implants are right for you. He may take photos or digital scans using a cone beam scanner to create a 3-D model of your bite. If Dr. Goodman determines you are a good candidate for dental implants, he will refer you to a trusted oral surgeon for the implant surgery.

Step 2: First Surgery

When you come in for your first surgery, the oral surgeon can provide sedation to help you relax. Using an advanced digital scan of your bite for precision, the surgeon will make incisions in your gums through which to place the titanium implants. After the surgeon places the implants, they will stitch the incision shut.

Step 3: First Healing Period

The first healing period takes somewhere between three and six months. During this time, the process of osseointegration takes place, meaning that the implants are fusing with your jawbone. We can provide a temporary restoration during this time.

Step 4: Abutment Placement

After the first healing period, the oral surgeon attaches an abutment to the implant, which will serve as a connection between the artificial tooth root and your restoration. Again, sedation is available if you desire.

Step 5: Second Healing Period

After the abutment is placed, a healing period of about two weeks is required for the gums to properly heal around the abutment.

Step 6: Restoration Placement

Finally, you are ready to receive your crown, bridge, or denture. The oral surgeon will attach the restoration to the abutment so that it seamlessly blends in with your natural teeth. You will walk out of our dental office with a newly restored smile.

Anthony G.

Anthony G.

November 2018

Without a doubt, the absolute best dentist I have ever seen.  Accurate diagnosis, excellent demeanor and tries to keep the patient comfortable at all times.  A+
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Robert A.

August 2019

Love the whole crew!!! Very professional and incredibly friendly. This kind of service separates them from the pack and is a novelty in this era. Can’t say about the care they provide and being on a first name basis has me looking forward to my next visit.
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The Cost of Dental Implants

Dental implants fall under the category of restorative dentistry, and as such most dental insurance plans will cover some or all of the cost of treatment. At the dental practice of Dr. John Goodman in Kansas City, MO, a single tooth implant replacement can cost between $3,500 and $4,500. An All-on-4 procedure to replace a full arch could cost between $25,000 and $40,000.

Although it can seem like a high price to pay, the expert dental care provided by Dr. Goodman and his oral surgeon partners can produce results that last a lifetime. Traditional dentures or bridges may be cheaper, but they do not last as long as implants and they are not as secure.

Dr. Goodman and his team work with patients to make treatment as affordable as possible. We will work to ensure you are accessing every available benefit of your dental insurance, and we offer financing plans through CareCredit®.

John P. Goodman, DDS

John P. Goodman, DDS
 

Dr. John Goodman has more than two decades of experience serving the community. He offers a comprehensive range of services to address all types of dental problems.

To schedule a consultation, we invite you to contact us online or call us at (816) 842-8585.

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