Do you suffer from missing or badly damaged teeth? It can feel isolating when your smile is not where you’d like it to be. However, at Summit Dental & Implant Clinic in Lee's Summit, we want you to know you aren’t alone. According to the research, it is estimated that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. The great news is Dr. Calloway has advanced training to help solve the challenges of missing teeth including:
There are many challenges when you are missing one or more teeth. You might feel embarrassed to smile, or feel sad about the loss of ‘how you used to look.’ In addition to these social and psychological issues, there are health related risks associated with missing teeth. If you are missing teeth, the underlying bone may begin to atrophy, causing the shape of you jaw to change. This can lead to ‘sunken face’, problems with chewing, bite issues, and more. Missing teeth can happen for a number of reasons:
If you are missing teeth due to gum disease or decay it is important to treat the underlying health conditions before seeking implant restorations for tooth replacement. Both gum disease (periodontal disease) and tooth decay (dental caries) are caused by bacterial infections. When there is an active bacterial disease in the mouth it can impact the overall health of the body. Gum disease especially has been linked to weakened immune systems, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
It is important to seek help from your dental provider if you are missing teeth. There are amazing advances in technology that can help you regain your smile and your quality of life quickly.
Dental implants are an amazing way to replace missing teeth for a full, natural smile. There are many options available depending on how many teeth you are looking to replace:
At Summit Dental we can customize a plan just right for you. Dental implant restorations are a method of tooth replacement where Dr. Calloway implants a titanium implant into the bone and then attaches a crown. You can replace one tooth, multiple teeth, or all your teeth using dental implants.
When you replace missing teeth with dental implants your oral health and overall health will be better. The underlying jawbone will be reinforced, you can eat all your favorite healthy foods again, and implants cannot decay. You will experience a stronger immune system if your oral health is maintained. If you have questions about replacing missing teeth with a dental implant you can schedule today.
Dr. Calloway and his staff are as good as you will find anywhere. I was pleased in every category. The entire staff made me feel very welcome. I know that they truly care and want the best for me. The office had very pleasent and peaceful atmosphere with the most modern dental technology available. I have known Dr. Calloway for a long time and I have a great deal of respect for him. I have been to several dentist over the years and I choose to drive nearly an hour away just for Dr. Calloway.
My first time coming here was an emergency visit on the weekend. He came in without hesitation and was more than willingly to help. His family came with him and they were all nice too. He fixed my issue pretty quick and continued with a follow up appointment a month later. The environment is very friendly and welcoming. They also play great music here!
Dr. Calloway and his staff actually made going to the dentist enjoyable. From the moment I walked in, they were friendly and professional. Dr. Calloway and his staff are very passionate and knowledgeable and never made me feel silly for any question I might have had. My experience at Summit Dental far exceeded any other dental experience I’ve had. I highly recommend Dr. Calloway.