Implant-Supported Crowns, Bridges, and Dentures

Dental implants are different from more traditional prosthodontic dental options, such as bridges and dentures, in that they’re designed to replace the roots of your lost teeth, and not just their visible portions. Dental implants are biocompatible posts that mimic healthy, natural teeth roots, and are placed within the jawbone structure to reestablish the functions that were lost along with your teeth roots. Using one or a series of dental implant posts allows us to design a more lifelike and beneficial prosthesis for replacing your lost teeth, one that does more to rebuild and preserve your healthy, natural smile and oral structures than conventional bridges and dentures are able to.

The advantages of lifelike dental implants

There are many different benefits that come with supporting your dental prosthesis on dental implants, some of which are more obvious than others. Most notably, the addition of root-like posts to support them means dental bridges don’t need supportive dental crowns or abutment teeth to remain stabilized. Partial dentures don’t need to rely on hidden clasps, and full dentures can finally rely on more than just adhesives to remain in place. By replacing lost teeth roots, dental implants also deliver several other important benefits for your smile, including:

  • Greater comfort for your prosthesis
  • More stable and comfortable biting and chewing
  • No risk of your prosthesis shifting or getting loose
  • Greater preservation of your remaining healthy tooth structure
  • Improved long-term oral health
  • Better preservation of your jawbone and oral structures
  • A more youthful and healthier-looking smile
  • The prevention of your jawbone losing mass and density
  • And much more

Benefit from dental implants

With one or more dental implants, you can reestablish more of your bite function and lost tooth structure than ever before. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with us, call the office of Dr. Stuart Dexter in Prairie Village, KS, today at 913-362-8200.