Crowns replace missing teeth, giving you a natural-looking smile. If you have a missing or badly broken tooth, an implant may be a good option to replace that tooth. Our dentists can coordinate with a specialist to create the best implant and crown that you can get.
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants replace missing teeth. Instead of attaching crowns to your natural teeth, a dental implant uses your bone and gum tissue to support the artificial tooth. Implants are made of titanium and placed inside your jaw. A metal implant serves as a replacement for the roots of your tooth. After your bone and gum tissues heal, a crown will be attached to the implant.
The Implant Process
Restoring Your Implant
Implant restoration is the process of attaching a crown to the implant.
- Our dentists will make an impression of your teeth.
- Using the impression, we will make your permanent crown.
- Our dentists will connect the crown to your implant. Crowns can be cemented to the abutment or screwed into place.
- We will make sure your new crown fits comfortably.
Dental implants can improve many parts of your life, from your appearance to the way you speak and eat. With dental implants, your teeth can return to normal, and you can enjoy a beautiful, functional smile.
Some people may consider prioritizing cost savings for this procedure, but that savings could be costly. Due to the complex nature of dental implant restoration and surgery, in addition to the potential for needing bone grafting performed, choosing a highly qualified Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) is very important.
Be sure to call Ukena Kufahl Family Dental in Springfield, MO for all of your dental implant needs.
At Ukena Kufahl Family Dental, you’ll be treated like family at every visit. We listen to your needs to help you make the best decisions for your smile.
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