If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants are considered one of the most effective tooth replacement options available in modern dentistry. A dental implant replaces both the crown and root of a tooth, yielding the strongest and most stable restoration available. The implant post, which is usually made of biocompatible titanium, is surgically attached to the jawbone where a tooth used to be. Dr. Mark Jensen is pleased to work closely with multiple skilled and experienced oral surgeons nearby to plan and complete your dental implant treatment, ensuring the best possible results for your smile. After the implant has been placed and your jawbone has healed, our dentist will add an implant restoration to the top of the implant post. This part of the restoration replaces the crown of the missing tooth (the part that appears above the gums) and restores both your smile’s functionality and beauty. Depending on your unique needs, the restoration on top could be a:
- Complete or partial denture
Once completed, your implant will be as strong and functional as your natural teeth and will mirror them in size and shape, enhancing your smile’s cosmetics. Many of our patients report that their dental implants in Independence, Missouri, are just like their natural teeth in how they look, feel, and function. If you have questions, we encourage you to contact our experienced team today at our office to learn more about the numerous benefits of implant dentistry!