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Dental Implants: The Ideal Solution for Missing Teeth at ENVY Dental in Wichita, KS


Missing teeth can significantly impact your oral health and self-esteem, but dental implants offer a durable and aesthetically pleasing solution. At ENVY Dental, Implants & Esthetics in Wichita, KS, we specialize in providing top-quality dental implants that restore both function and beauty to your smile. Here’s what you need to know about using dental implants to replace missing teeth.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into your jawbone, where they serve as artificial roots. Once in place, these implants bond with your natural bone, providing a sturdy foundation for attaching artificial teeth, such as crowns or dentures.

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Benefits of Dental Implants for Missing Teeth

  1. Natural Look and Feel: Dental implants are designed to look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. They integrate into your bone structure, which helps to preserve the natural shape of your face and smile.
  2. Durability: Implants are very durable and can last many years, often a lifetime with proper care.
  3. Improved Oral Health: Unlike other tooth replacement options, implants do not require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. This means that more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health.
  4. Convenience: Implants eliminate the discomfort and inconvenience of removable dentures. You won’t have to worry about messy adhesives to keep dentures in place.

The Dental Implant Process at ENVY Dental

  1. Initial Consultation: Meet with Dr. Vessali to discuss your needs and evaluate your suitability for implants. This includes a comprehensive oral examination and imaging tests to assess your bone density and oral health.
  2. Implant Placement: The implant is surgically placed into the jawbone. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia to minimize discomfort.
  3. Healing and Osseointegration: After placement, a period of healing is required for the implant to bond with the bone, typically taking several months.
  4. Abutment and Crown Placement: Once the implant has integrated with the jawbone, an abutment is attached to hold the new tooth. After that, the artificial tooth (crown) is placed onto the abutment.

Aftercare and Maintenance

Proper aftercare is crucial to the success and longevity of dental implants. At ENVY Dental, we provide detailed care instructions and schedule follow-up visits to ensure your implants are functioning well. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices are essential to maintain healthy implants.

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