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Dental Implants – Lawrence, KS

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At Heck Family Dentistry of Lawrence, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality services possible. Our dentists have extensive training and experience performing tooth replacement with dental implants in Lawrence, Kansas.

As with all our dental services, we will ensure you are kept comfortable and informed throughout the entire implant process. We are always available to address your questions or concerns. Let our caring dentists help you through the process of extraction, grafting, implant placement, and tooth restoration in one facility. Schedule an appointment to see how our skilled dentists and advanced technology can help restore your confident and healthy smile!

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Why Choose Heck Family Dentistry of Lawrence for Dental Implants?

What is a Dental Implant?

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Think of dental implants as artificial tooth roots. These manufactured roots are similar in shape to screws. Dental implants, placed in your jawbone, bond with your natural bone. They become a sturdy base for supporting artificial teeth like crowns or bridges and also dentures.

Dentists have successfully used modern dental implants for over 30 years. Implants are the strongest devices available for supporting replacement teeth. In addition, they allow these artificial teeth to feel, look, and function naturally.

When performed by an experienced dentist using specialized 3D technology, dental implant surgery is one of the safest and most predictable restorative procedures in dentistry.

Benefits of Dental Implants

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When placed successfully, dental implants are considered the preferred solution for missing teeth. For one thing, because they fuse with the jawbone itself, they are completely fixed in place and do not move at all. As a result, your new teeth will feel like a natural part of your body and will always stay in place while you’re speaking or chewing. The implants themselves provide enough chewing strength for you to eat whatever you want, and they’ll help maintain a healthy level of bone tissue in the jaw.

Are Dental Implants Right For You?

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You can consider yourself a potential candidate for dental implants as long as you have lost at least one tooth. You must also have an overall healthy mouth, meaning gum disease and cavities must be treated properly before moving forward with the dental implant procedure. We may also need to perform bone grafts if the jaw has already started to break down. The dental implant procedure will differ depending on the number of teeth lost; you’ll receive a different number of posts and a specific restoration based on your situation.

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Missing One Tooth

Every single tooth is important for a healthy smile. When one is lost, it can be replaced with a single dental implant and a crown. Using an implant instead of a bridge means we don’t have to alter your remaining teeth by removing small amounts of enamel to make room for the prosthetic.

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Missing Multiple Teeth

The solution for missing multiple teeth depends on how many are gone and where they were located. If they were spread throughout the mouth, you may need a separate implant for each one. But if they were all in a row, we can fit a dental bridge on a pair of implant posts to replace them all at once.

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Missing All of Your Teeth

In addition to crowns and bridges, we use implants to support dentures. Dental implants offer an exceptional method to provide an anchor for dentures. Using dental implants as a base for dentures can drastically improve the overall function and appearance of your new teeth.

Cost of Dental Implants

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Dental implants are a highly worthwhile investment that you’ll be able to enjoy for decades to come. There is no fixed price for the procedure; we’ll need to figure out an estimate based on a variety of factors, including whether bone grafts are needed, how many teeth are lost, and where they were located (it’s often more costly to replace front teeth due to cosmetic concerns), and the materials used to make the implants themselves.

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