Dental Implants in Leavenworth


Am I A Good Candidate for Implants?

What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a natural-looking tooth replacement that functions just like the real thing. A post, usually made of titanium, is placed in the jaw bone. After a specified healing time, a crown is placed on top of the implant to look just like a real tooth.

Dental implants in Leavenworth
Leavenworth dental implants

Unique Benefits of Dental Implants

One of the most advantageous things about implants is their ability to function just like a real tooth. You can floss around them and clean them as you would your natural teeth. They are so close to a natural tooth, that most patients can’t tell the difference between their natural teeth and their implant.

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The dental implant process

The Implant Treatment Process

The implant process involves placing the implant in the bone and allowing it to heal for several months undisturbed. Once the bone has adequately integrated into and around the implant post, a crown is placed on top to give it full function. 


To place an implant, a small incision is made in the gum and the dental implant is then placed in the bone. If there isn’t enough bone to provide a foundation for the implant, a bone graft may be needed to help support it.



Healing & Osseointegration

After the implant is placed, a healing cap is put over the implant so it stays clean. While the gums will heal in 1-2 weeks, the implant itself will require several months to heal. This allows the jaw bone to bond with the implant through a process called osseointegration.


Healing & Osseointegration

Final Restoration

The final step of an implant procedure is the crown placement. An impression is made of the implant abutment and a crown is made to blend perfectly with the rest of your teeth. After it’s cemented into place, you can eat, drink, brush, and floss like normal.


Final Restoration

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Types of Implant Restorations

Options for Every Case

  • Single Tooth: A single tooth implant using just one dental implant to replace just one missing tooth.
  • Full Arch: Full arch implants use a series of dental implants to secure a full arch restoration in place, completing your smile. Some restorations, like implant-retained dentures, are even removable at home.
  • All-on-X: All-on-X treatment is very similar to the full arch but typically uses fewer implants (4-6) to complete the restoration.

Am I A Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Recommended Guidelines

To be a good candidate for an implant, you should:

  • Have adequate bone levels and be free from periodontal disease
  • Refrain from tobacco use
  • Not clench or grind your teeth regularly

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