Learn More About Revolutionary Dental Implants from Our Saint Louis Dentist

Written by Dr. Grayem on Jul 2, 2024

When a patient comes into our office with existing tooth loss, our dental team helps the patient choose the perfect tooth replacement option for him or her. Modern dentistry offers more restorative dental treatments than ever before. Today our Saint Louis dentists are giving you more information about one treatment in particular: the dental implant.

The dental implant is the most state-of-the-art tooth replacement treatment used today. Dental implants actually mimic the structures of natural teeth, so that the patient ends up with a replacement tooth that is stable, attractive, durable, and thoughtfully designed. What makes the dental implant so special?

Dental implants are designed with replacement dental roots, as well as the visible replacement dental crowns. Every dental implant has a titanium root that extends into the patient’s jawbone. This root provides exceptional stability for the prosthetics and actually helps to bolster the surrounding bone tissue.

Titanium is the perfect material for the dental implant root, because titanium has the ability to osseointegrate: As your implant root sits in your jawbone, it will start to actually bond to your natural bone tissue. This helps dental implant recipients avoid bone tissue deterioration, which commonly accompanies tooth loss.

In terms of aesthetics, every dental implant is customized to suit the person’s unique smile. This means that the size, shape, and color of the visible replacement tooth will be designed to look natural and attractive when in place next to the patient’s real teeth.

If you are currently suffering from tooth loss, it is very important that you seek restorative treatment in a timely manner. Untreated tooth loss can put you at risk of suffering from a number of serious oral health issues down the road.

Our Saint Louis dental implant dentists are here to answer any questions that you may have. Give us call to get started!