Dental Implants in Lawrence, KS

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Why Dental Implants?

Get your smile back with our innovative restorations.

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Dental implants are the top way to replace missing teeth. A metal post replaces the missing tooth root, and a custom crown replaces the tooth itself. They look natural and feel natural while providing the support your mouth needs.

Legends Dental in Lawrence, KS, offers single, multiple, and full mouth dental implants. You can eat, speak, and smile confidently once again with our permanent tooth restoration solution.

Benefit from Dental Implants

Discover the many advantages of this modern solution.

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Improve Your Quality of Life

Do you have one or more missing teeth? Do you feel embarrassed to socialize, have pain, or experience difficulty eating? No matter how many teeth you’re missing, or how much of the jaw bone has resorbed, our Lawrence, KS dentist…Learn more about our dentist… is here to help.

If you’re tired of living with an incomplete smile or wearing ill-fitting dentures, you may benefit from dental implants. They function like natural teeth and are a permanent teeth replacement solution. Dental implants have the power to change your quality of life in more ways than one!

Dental implants replace vital tooth function with a three-part structure: the post (this replaces the natural tooth root), the dental crown (this is the tooth replacement prosthesis), and the abutment (this connects the two). A tooth that has been placed and restored with a dental implant looks, feels, and functions virtually the same as a natural, healthy tooth.

Our Experienced Dentist

Dr. Ward has a very personal and professional interest in dental implants and all of the procedures associated with them. Having undergone a dental implant treatment himself related to his cleft lip, Dr. Ward is extremely understanding and compassionate about the dental implant process.

His personal experience and interest drove him to pursue additional education and training in implant dentistry in order to offer this life-changing solution at our Lawrence, KS office. He has received implant training from the UMKC AEGD residency program, as well as the Pikos Institute in Florida. Dr. Ward has also completed the necessary requirements to become a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Using the latest dental technology and equipment (including Cone Beam Computed Tomography, iTero Intraoral Scanning, DTX Implant Software, Osseodensification protocols, and use of surgical guides), we help our patients achieve long-term functional and aesthetic outcomes with permanent dental implants.

Permanent Replacements

Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. Using our systematic approach, we consistently provide patients dental implants that last for many years. The dental implants process is detailed and complex, but through our careful planning and technology-backed treatments, we help patients receive many benefits through permanent tooth replacement.

Benefits of dental implants include:

  • Beautiful, attractive, natural-looking artificial teeth
  • Strong, durable teeth that function like natural ones
  • Restoration of proper biting and chewing power
  • Long-term health of teeth, gums, and bone
  • Significant increase in confidence and well-being

If you’re concerned about the cost of dental implants or your comfort level during the procedure, please schedule a consultation, and we’ll answer all of your questions.

‘‘The implant surgery was quick, no pain, and hardly any discomfort afterward. I recently had my final crowns put on the implants and am really happy with the result! Would recommend Dr. Ward to friends and family!’’


Implant Services - Single or Multi-Tooth

Dr. Ward offers a complete approach to dental implants in Lawrence, KS.


Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that mimics the look, feel, and function of your natural teeth. Implants can restore 98 percent of function, allowing you to eat anything you want while looking completely natural and beautiful.

Using 3D technology, we first take detailed images of your mouth which tells us exactly where the nerves are located and where the best possible location to place your implant(s) is. With this information we then precisely place your implant(s) in the jaw bone using X-Nav guided technology for the best results.

Our team treats each implant case uniquely, guaranteeing your experience is customized and that you feel comfortable throughout.


Full arch dental implants are a life-changing tooth restoration that greatly enhances quality of life by completing your smile. You’ll never have to worry about slipping dentures again with our implant-supported dentures.

Dental implants fuse with the jawbone just like natural teeth, creating a stable foundation for your full arch tooth restoration. The permanent restoration reestablishes a proper bite, helps keep the jawbone healthy, and completes your smile. A full smile with dental implants also enhances a person’s appearance and makes them look more youthful.

Our dentist, Dr. Ward has received advanced training in implant dentistry, tooth extractions, and bone grafting to bring you more convenience under one roof. At Legends Dental, we’ve helped many patients transition to optimal oral health and a lifetime of confidence with the minimally invasive and predictable procedure.

What to Expect with Dental Implants

From your initial consultation to completion.
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If you’re missing one or more teeth, don’t worry, we’ll walk you through every step of the procedure. This includes reviewing dental implant treatment options, processes, and benefits.

We invite you to ask questions, discover the long-term benefits of dental implants, and learn about our unique dental implants process.

  • Implant Consultation

    At the initial consultation, we’ll discuss your goals and perform an intra-oral examination, including cone-beam CT scans. Using this information, we create two custom treatment options and go over the pros and cons of each, including the cost.

    You’ll never feel pressured, and we encourage you to choose the best treatment and payment plan for your smile goals and financial situation.

  • Diagnostic Appointment
    The diagnostic appointment involves technical preparation for your dental implant surgery. This includes taking records of your specific case needs and ordering dental implants, dentures, and custom surgical guides as needed.

    During this appointment, we set a treatment timeline and schedule your dental implant surgery date.

  • Implant Surgery
    The dental implant surgery is completed in our state-of-the-art surgical suite at Legends Dental in Lawrence, KS. This suite is sectioned off from the rest of the practice for your comfort. In some cases, dental implant placements are completed in a single surgery, giving you a new tooth the same day!
  • Follow-Up Care
    As your dental implants heal, we may schedule follow-up appointments to monitor the healing process. Most patients find the recovery period to be uneventful, comfortable, and fast.
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