Dental Implants in Liberty, MO
Implants are the best option to replace missing teeth, restoring your smile and ability to eat. An implant is a synthetic tooth root in the shape of a post that is surgically placed into the jawbone. The “root” is usually made of titanium. A replacement tooth is then fixed to the post.
Titanium is a great material to hold a prosthetic body part. It can be used to replace a complete knee or hip, and is the best material to replace the missing roots of teeth. We can use this titanium root replacement to hold one tooth, several teeth, and even several implants to hold all the teeth. This gives us many options to restore missing teeth to optimum function and stability.
Implants: A Better Tooth-Replacement Option
In the past, conventional bridges and dentures have been the standard for tooth replacement. However, with the improved aesthetics and function that implants provide, most dentists consider them to be the new “gold standard” of restoration.
Conventional bridges and dentures are not fixed to the bone, and can therefore be unstable. This can make it difficult to eat or smile with confidence. Implants not only look more natural, but feel and act more like normal teeth, with a stronger biting force. Implants also don't directly rely on neighboring teeth for support, so the health of your natural teeth won’t be compromised.
Implant Treatment at Highland Dental
At Highland Dental, we use pre-treatment CT scans to help plan the surgery and use these 3D scans to make surgical guides. The use of surgical guides allows Dr. Klein to place implants with a high level of accuracy.
As with any surgical procedure, there can be some discomfort. The majority of patients having one implant placed do great with local anesthesia only and Advil or Tylenol for the post-operative pain control. However, we do offer all levels of sedation, up to general anesthesia, for patients who would rather sleep through the procedure.
Many of our patients tell us that their implant placement was far less painful than they expected. The procedure is usually much less invasive than a tooth extraction!
Cost of Treatment
There are many variables that affect the cost of implants. The biggest is the quantity and quality of the bone in which the implant will be placed. At your initial, free consultation at our Liberty dental office, we will review the specific cost of your treatment.
Schedule your free implant consultation with your Kansas City dentist, Dr. Klein, today!