Monticello Family Dental

21620 Midland Drive
Shawnee, KS 66218

Dental Implants

Dental implants are permanent replacements for original teeth which may have been lost due to damage, disease, decay, or trauma. A dental implant is traditionally covered with a restoration, or pontic, which is designed to look, feel and function like a natural tooth. Implants may also be used to support dentures or bridgework.

A patient with implants can regain clear speech, chewing function, facial contouring, and the self-confidence to smile. Dr. Kapoor can complete the entire dental implant process in our state-of-the-art dental office in Shawnee, Kansas.

A dental implant starts with a tiny zirconium post, which replaces the original tooth root and provides a solid foundation for the restoration. The crown restoration is porcelain, installed on the post to create a replacement tooth that can last the rest of your lifetime.

The Process:

For most patients, a dental implant will involve two surgical procedures. First, we’ll place the actual post into the jaw below the gum where the missing tooth used to be. After this has healed, we can create the restoration and install it on the post.

The post itself is biocompatible zirconium. When it is placed in the jaw, the bone fuses to it, seeing it as similar to your original tooth root, in a process known as osseointegration. This means that the post becomes as stable as a natural tooth root, capable of supporting the restoration and standing up to normal biting and chewing processes.

The fabricated pontic is a crown made of strong, durable porcelain which is identical in shape, look, and feel to a regular tooth and is strong and durable. Together, the post and crown create a complete tooth restoration which can last the rest of your life if properly cared for.

The entire procedure may take 6-8 months, but most patients say their lives are not significantly disrupted during this time. This method is commonly used when a tooth has been missing for some while, or when bridgework has failed.

We serve patients in Shawnee, Western Shawnee, and Shawnee Mission, as well as Bonner Springs, Olathe, De Soto, Eudora, Edwardsville, Lake Quivera, Merriam, and the surrounding communities.

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