Tooth loss can be devastating for patient—both aesthetically and in terms of oral health. The tooth replacement treatments that our Saint Louis dentists offer are designed to help you avoid the self-esteem and oral health problems that often accompany premature tooth loss. We have seen first-hand how powerful and transformative restorative dental care can be; keep reading to learn more about the treatments we use…
This traditional tooth replacement treatment is designed to replace a full complement of top or bottom teeth with just one dental appliance. Dentures sit on top of your gum tissue, and can give your smile a complete overhaul.
While dentures sit on top of your gums, dental implants actually extend into the jawbone tissue, replacing the missing tooth root as well as the visible crown. The base of the dental implant is made of titanium, which actually bonds with your natural bone tissue over time. Dental implants stay in place permanently; this is as close to a new natural tooth as you can get in the dental world today.
Mini Dental Implants
These “mini” implants use thinner titanium roots than full-sized implants. Because thin implant roots are less invasive than their larger counterparts, your bone tissue does not need to heal as much post-implantation. Mini implants are beneficial for patients who have little space online their gumlines or have diminished bone density.
This revolutionary treatment combines the best of a conventional denture with the perks of dental implant technology. Using only a few strategically placed mini implant roots, we are able to hold a full denture in place. This treatment allows you to enjoy a stable, secure smile in a short period of time.
Don’t let tooth loss take over your smile. Prompt restorative treatment will help you feel like yourself again, love your smile, and minimize secondary damage that accompanies tooth loss. The best way to get started is to contact our Saint Louis dental implant dentists for a personal consultation. We are here to help you understand all of your dental options, so that you can make the best decisions for your smile moving forward.