Dental Implants

Dental Implants

A missing tooth can be harmful to your health as well as your appearance. If you lose a tooth, it may be challenging to eat and speak, but you can discover a tooth replacement solution that works for you and fits into your lifestyle. With dental implants, you not only prevent further harm to your healthy teeth and gums, but you also find a long-term solution that gives you teeth that look completely natural. Come to Houlik Denta for dental implants in Wichita, KS.

What are Dental Implants?

Drs. Houlik and Wakim, your implant dentists in Wichita, can assist in restoring the beauty and functionality of your smile, regardless of whether you are suffering from the loss of one or several teeth. A titanium screw called a dental implant is inserted surgically into the jawbone. It serves as a kind of support for a dental prosthesis and frequently acts as a tooth replacement. The replacement tooth closely resembles a crown, but rather than protecting a natural tooth, and it is attached to the implant and the surrounding gum.

Dental implants could support a permanent dental bridge as another use for them. The dental bridge could be a solution if there are issues with cost or bone availability or if you have several missing teeth.

Additionally, removable complete sets of dentures can be secured using dental implants. For people who wear dentures, this may change their lives.

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

You may have self-consciousness when smiling as a result of tooth loss. In terms of aesthetics, tooth loss is unpleasant but also hurts your general health. Having your missing tooth replaced can prevent bite misalignment caused by nearby teeth shifting and moving into the empty gap. A properly positioned bite protects your jaw joint and enables you to chew and enjoy your food without discomfort. However, there are more benefits of dental implants.

  • Implants are reliable, independent tooth restorations.
  • Implants perform like natural teeth and last much longer than dentures or bridges.
  • There is no discomfort phase like there is with dentures, 
  • They reduce bone resorption.
  • There are no dietary limitations.
  • You don't have to worry about the implant coming out when you smile.
  • No additional charges for adhesives or denture cleaners.
  • Because they can last a lifetime with proper care, implants are an excellent value.


Dental Implant Process

By completing your tooth implant procedure from beginning to end at Houlik Family Dentistry, you can be sure that you'll work with Drs. Houlik and Wakim, and the rest of the team you know and trust. 

You will first arrive for a consultation. Imaging is gathered along with your medical and dental histories at the initial stage of the dental implant procedure to provide a detailed picture of your present health. We will discuss your treatment alternatives with you to create a strategy that guarantees that we meet your health objectives and financial requirements.

The jawbone frequently lacks the mass required to support an implant. We will do a bone graft in this situation first to strengthen the desired location. Before an implant can be put in, bone grafting is often followed by several months of recovery.

An implant procedure itself involves inserting a titanium screw into your jawbone. You will be given anesthesia for your comfort throughout the surgery, which lasts between one and two hours. After placing the implant, we cover it with the soft tissue around it and leave it alone for three months so the bone can fuse with it. You will visit us for the placement of the final crown restoration once it has fused with the bone. We will place an abutment on the implant to complete the implant process.

Dental Implants in Wichita, KS

Do you want to learn more about dental implants in Wichita, Kansas, and how they may enhance your smile? The first step is to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Houlik or Dr. Wakim. The team at Houlik Family Dentistry is eager to assist you in achieving a radiant, healthy smile. Schedule a consultation today!