The Process of a Dental Implant

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Are you missing one or more teeth? If so, you may want to consider a dental implant in Manhattan, Kansas. Our Family & Implant Dentistry dentists use dental implants to restore your smile in three steps:

1. One of our dentists will surgically place a titanium screw into your jawbone to replace the tooth root. This biochemical post ensures your dental restoration will be stable.

2. Usually, the procedure is followed by a period of healing to allow the bone to bond with the biochemical post (this is known as osseointegration). During this time, the dentist may recommend a diet of soft foods.

3. When you return after the healing period, the dentist will place a dental implant restoration on top of the implant post. Depending on your personal needs, the implant restoration may be a dental crown, dental bridge, or denture. Whatever the dental implant restoration, it will be custom made to provide an aesthetic and comfortable fit.

Restoring your teeth can boost the health, function, and appearance of your smile. With time, the dental implant will feel just like your natural teeth.

For more information about dental implants, contact Family & Implant Dentistry at 785-539-5949. Our dentists—Drs. Hungerford, Witcher, Walker, Snowden, and Philpott—are happy to answer your questions and discuss whether a dental implant is a good choice for you.