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Do you feel self-conscious because of a missing tooth? Do you experience difficulty biting, chewing, and even speaking? There are several options to replace a missing tooth or missing teeth. A popular, effective method available at Summit Village Family Dental is implant-supported restorations.

Dental implants are one of the most amazing developments in modern dentistry. They enable us to replace not only the visible portion of a missing tooth, but its entire structure. They provide a stronger, more natural-feeling restoration that benefit both the form and function of the mouth.

The implant portion of one of these restorations is a biocompatible screw placed directly in the jaw bone. Once the bone assimilates this screw, it will be as firmly planted as any natural tooth root and ready to support a variety of different restorations. This can be as simple as a single tooth, a dental bridge, or even a partial or full arch denture.

Many people are good candidates for dental implants. Oral health is more a factor than age. If you have healthy gums and sufficient bone structure, you are likely a good candidate. Smokers and those with chronic health issues like heart disease or diabetes may not be able to receive implants. A one-on-one consultation with Dr. Carole Gleich will help you know what the best restorative option is for you.

Don’t let missing teeth hold you back any longer. To learn more about dental implants and what they can do for you, please contact our Lees Summit, MO, office. A rock star smile is closer than you might think.