When you lose a tooth, the jawbone deteriorates overtime resulting in weakened facial muscles; thus, giving you an older, sunken look. However, when an implant is placed, it fuses with the jawbone mimicking the natural tooth structure and stopping the deterioration process.
These restorative miracles function like your own teeth, and filling the void of a damage tooth is important because it restores your daily oral functions including speech, eating, and oral health. The best part of implants: they are extremely durable! Implants can last for many years – even a lifetime. As long you maintain great oral hygiene, you can have a beautiful smile for a lifetime.
With more than 15 years of experience, Dr. Richard Dervin is highly qualified to perform dental implants for Kansas City area residents. He urges, however, that dental implants are not for everyone. Patients with healthy gums, enough bone structure, and committed daily oral hygiene can undergo this restorative procedure. However, there are other methods to fill the gaps in your smile including dentures and bridges.
Do you think you are the perfect candidate for dental implants? Call Dr. Dervin for a consultation and take the first step in restoring the health and beauty of your smile.