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Wichita, KS area dentist describes the best candidate for a dental implant procedure

Dental implants are growing in popularity as many patients in the Wichita community begin to see how versatile they can be. Dental implants are titanium posts that are implanted into the jawbone. Then, they are restored with a dental crown, bridge, or full denture, depending on the reason for placement. They often replace missing teeth or they are used to stabilize dentures or support bridges.

Dental implants are extremely desirable for many reasons. Because they are implanted into the bone, they derive their strength and stability from the bone in the same way a natural tooth does. They mimic a tooth root and integrate into the bone during a process known as osseointegration. This keeps them in place, ensuring stability.

Unfortunately, not everyone is a proper candidate for dental implants. In Wichita, KS, the East Wichita Dentist must see patients for an initial consultation appointment and thorough examination. This helps him determine if they can enjoy the benefits dental implants can provide. X-rays help him see if patients have sufficient bone to hold the implant in place, and he must ensure patients do not have periodontal disease or decay at the time of placement. Patients who do not have enough jawbone may want to consider bone grafting to build the bone up for successful placement, but this will add to the cost of the treatment.

Patients are welcome to contact East Wichita Dentist to learn more about dental implants and discover how they can be used in restoring the function and beauty of the smile. Alternative solutions including dentures and dental bridges are readily available for those who are unable to enjoy the advantages of implants but want an effective option for repairing the function and appearance of their smiles. Speaking with a dental professional can help make the decision easier and take the stress out of choosing a treatment right for a particular dental situation.
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