Are Dental Implants Right For Me? in Overland Park, KS

Are Dental Implants Right For Me in Overland Park, KS
  • Missing teeth can look unattractive and cause difficulty in daily life. Previously, the only solutions to this problem were dentures, bridges, or crowns. Unfortunately these are only short term solutions and can lead to complications. Recent advances in technology have yielded us with dental implants. Dental implants are a comfortable and attractive solution that can be used to replace any number of missing teeth. Luckily, almost anyone is a candidate for dental implants.

    During your consultation, Dr. Lara Tull-Ryan will examine your mouth to find the best possible form of dental implants for you. This will depend primarily on the number of missing teeth and amount of bone mass in the area among other factors. Dental implants, in most cases, are a viable option for most people. The following conditions may affect your candidacy:

 

 

    • Pre-existing dental work – Pre-existing work, such as fixed bridges, may need to be removed before implants can be put into place.
    • Bone loss – Patients with significant bone loss may require a bone grafting procedure before receiving dental implants.
    • Pre-existing medical conditions – You should discuss any medications or medical conditions you currently have with your doctor. Generally, if you can undergo typical dental work, you should be OK with dental implants.
    • Gum Disease – because implants are placed so closely to the gum line, it is necessary to have healthy gums. Patients with gum disease will typically need to undergo treatment for this condition before they can receive dental implants.

    Dental implants are a good option for most people. As long as you have healthy gums and significant bone tissue, you are a possible candidate. Patients who are heavy smokers or abuse alcohol are less likely to have success with implants. To ensure that your dental implants last a lifetime, proper oral hygiene is necessary. Daily brushing and flossing, along with periodic visits to Dr. Tull-Ryan are vital to success.

Dr. Lara Tull Ryan, located in Overland Park, KS, is a Periodontist who services patients from Shawnee, KS, Leawood, KS, and Lenexa, KS. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!

Dr. Ryan has advanced training in LANAP Laser Periodontal Surgery. The LANAP Procedure allows for much faster healing time and less painful periodontal treatment. Click below to learn more!


 



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