One of the best ways to replace your missing teeth is with dental implants. No other restorative dentistry option gives you the same functionality and benefits. When you leave an open area in your mouth, this can lead to bone loss in the jaw, shifting teeth, and even a change in your facial appearance. Dental implants are your solution for avoiding these side effects of missing teeth. Implants behave just like natural teeth and remain permanently in place for your ease of mind.
At Smile On Dental Studio in St. Louis, we regularly recommend dental implants to replace missing teeth for our patients. We would love to see you for a consultation to help you decide if implants are the right solution for your missing teeth. We want to give you a beautiful, healthy and functional smile you can wear with confidence.
About Dental Implants
Before we begin your dental implants procedure, our team at Smile On Dental Studio will first ensure you are a good candidate. This means your mouth is overall healthy, you have sufficient bone mass, and you don’t suffer from any health conditions that would interrupt your jaw from healing.
Once we give you the green light, our team will schedule surgery to place titanium posts, the actual implant, in your jaw. During the healing process, these posts fuse themselves to your jawbone to act as artificial tooth roots. The posts are what support your restoration in place. In the meantime, we will create a custom dental restoration to replace your missing tooth or teeth. This might be a dental crown, dental bridge, or denture, depending on how many teeth you’ve lost. Once your jaw is healed we will attach the restoration to the posts using an abutment. In a few simple dental appointments, you have a brand new smile you can enjoy for the rest of your life.
At Smile On Dental Studio, we have a high success rate for patients who opt for dental implants. Our patients feel happy with their newly secured restorations. No longer do they have to feel self-conscious when they eat or smile. Our team also ensures you leave our office with all the patient information you need to maintain your dental implants for life.
Dental implants are becoming increasingly popular as the top way to replace missing teeth instead of dentures because patients don’t have to worry about their dentures falling out, or dealing with messy adhesives. Patients love that implants look and feel just like natural teeth.
Bone Grafts for Dental Implants
Just because you don’t have enough bone mass for dental implants doesn’t mean they aren’t an option for you. Bone grafts can supplement your natural jaw bone so you can enjoy the benefits of dental implants. Dr. Chris Hill uses either artificial material or bone from your own body to build up the bone mass in your jaw.
Mini Implants and Implant-Supported Dentures
We also offer the option for mini implants and implant-supported dentures and bridges to replace missing teeth. Mini implants use smaller posts for patients who have insufficient bone mass. They also tend to be less expensive and the process is faster. Implant-supported dentures and bridges are ideal for patients who need to replace a small portion of teeth or an entire jaw. However many missing teeth you have, our dentist has an option for you.
Dental Implants Financing
Unfortunately, dental implants aren’t the cheapest tooth replacement option. At Smile On Dental Studio, we know every patient has different financial needs. To help secure your investment, we offer a variety of financing options to help you pay for your treatment. Talk to our team about dental financing options to see how we can help your restorative treatment become a reality.
Replace your missing tooth/teeth with the best tooth-replacement option: dental implants. Not only do they give you the same feeling of a natural tooth, they last long and look great. Visit Smile On Dental Studio today!