At Cedar Lodge Dental Group, we’re proud to provide a wide range of high quality dental services to patients living in the Hays, Kansas area. Whether you need a family dentist or are looking for a cosmetic dentist in the local area, we can meet all your family’s dental needs in one convenient location! Many of the patients we see visit us for dental implants to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are considered the “gold standard” in tooth replacement because of the many benefits they offer.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically placed in the jawbone. After a healing process is complete, which can take several months, an artificial tooth top or crown is placed on the implant to complete the procedure. The end result is a very natural looking and undetectable replacement for the missing tooth. Dental implants look, feel and function just like natural teeth, making them very popular among people who wish to restore their smiles.
Having missing teeth can be detrimental to your oral and overall health. It can also make you look older than you are and make biting and chewing food difficult. Having missing teeth can even affect your speech, and make you feel ashamed of your appearance, due to the spaces or gaps in your smile.
While dentures are an option for people with missing teeth, wearing dentures is not easy for everyone as dentures can be uncomfortable and irritating due to them not fitting well.
Without question, dental implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth. When an implant is placed in the jawbone, it helps preserve the underlying bone, which would otherwise deteriorate due to not having the stimulation it needs from the missing tooth root. This can help you avoid looking older than you are as your face won’t appear sunken in, which is a look associated with missing teeth.
If you would like to find out if you’re a good candidate for dental implants, please call us today at (785) 625-7369 or request an appointment online. During your visit with us, one of our dentists will provide you with a thorough exam followed by a discussion of his/her findings and your potential treatment options which could include dental implants. We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you restore your smile!
When compared to other tooth replacement options like dentures, dental implants have very few disadvantages. However, the process of receiving a dental implant is a surgical procedure, requiring time to heal. And dental implants cost more than dentures or fixed bridges. These disadvantages are offset by the fact that implants provide a slew of benefits other tooth replacement options fail to offer.
Whether you need a Hays dentist to provide your children with routine dental exams and professional cleanings or are interested in implant dentistry to fill the gaps in your own smile, you can rest assured that we have the dental services you need to achieve and maintain your best possible smile! To schedule an appointment with us, please give our office a call at (785) 625-7369 or complete the Appointment Request form. We look forward to meeting you soon and welcoming you to our practice where we give our patients plenty of reasons to smile!