Dental Implants

Replacing a missing tooth can often be a daunting task. At Leawood Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Leawood, Kansas, Dr. Kelly Thomas encourages her patients to choose a dental implant over a bridge or a removable partial. Implants are the next best thing to healthy, natural teeth. Strong and stable, implants look, feel, and function like a natural tooth. Timely placement of an implant can prevent bone deterioration that would normally occur without the support of a natural tooth.

A traditional tooth-supported dental bridge requires Dr. Thomas to drill down the natural healthy teeth on either side of the space. With proper care they can last ten to twenty years, but will eventually need to be replaced. Dental implants are a long term solution that could possibly last a lifetime. Look no further than Leawood Cosmetic and Family Dentistry serving Overland Park and Leawood, Kansas for your dental implant needs.

The aesthetics of an implant are far superior to the alternatives. An implant emerges from the gum in the same location that the original tooth did, therefore looking natural in appearance. Dr. Thomas is especially skilled in aesthetic implants in the front of the mouth as she uses all porcelain materials so that there is no black line at the gum line. She also uses methods to guide the gum to heal to match the symmetry of the other gumlines.

If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss the possibility of having an implant placed, please call Leawood Cosmetic and Family Dentistry at 913-685-1900.