High-Quality Dental Implants in Lenexa, KS

illustration of a dental implant

Whether you’re missing just one tooth, several teeth, or even an entire row of teeth, you don’t have to settle for conventional dentures. With dental implants, patients are once again able to enjoy their favorite foods, smile confidently, speak clearly, and even avoid that “sunken smile” appearance that is so common with full dentures.

Our practice is partnered with Nobel Biocare, the same company whose roots began with the first dental implants and pioneered the All-on-4® treatment concept. Combined with Dr. Rickabaugh’s extensive experience and expertise, you’re sure to end up with a smile that you adore. Contact our office to schedule your consultation today!

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What does the dental implant procedure involve?

The dental implant procedure involves several stages, beginning with a thorough examination and consultation to assess the patient’s oral health, bone density, and candidacy for implants. The implant placement process begins with the surgical insertion of a titanium implant into the jawbone, acting as a sturdy foundation for the replacement tooth or teeth. Over time, the implant fuses with the surrounding bone through a process called osseointegration, providing stability and durability comparable to natural teeth. Once the implant has fully integrated, an abutment is attached to the implant, which serves as a connector for a natural-looking implant crown.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants are renowned for their durability and longevity, often lasting a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. Unlike traditional dental restorations, such as bridges or dentures, which may require replacement every 5-10 years, dental implants are designed to withstand the normal wear and tear of daily use and provide a permanent solution for missing teeth. By practicing good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing regularly and attending routine dental check-ups, patients can ensure the longevity and success of their dental implants, enjoying a confident smile and improved quality of life for years to come.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

Determining whether you are a good candidate for dental implants requires a comprehensive evaluation by our skilled dental professionals. Ideal candidates for dental implants typically have good oral health, sufficient bone density to support the implants, and healthy gum tissues. However, even patients with certain dental issues, such as bone loss or gum disease, may still be candidates for implants with additional treatments or procedures to address these concerns. During your consultation, we will thoroughly assess your oral health, discuss your treatment goals and options, and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your individual needs and preferences.

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