Saint Louis Dental Implant Dentist Answers Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Dental Implants

Written by Dr. Grayem on Apr 9, 2013

Our Saint Louis dentist office is proud to offer dental implants as a treatment option for patients suffering from tooth loss. These innovative replacement teeth are durable, comfortable, and beautiful. Read on if you want to learn more about how dental implant work…

Q: How are dental implants different from other replacement teeth (like dentures and bridges).

A: Conventional treatments for tooth loss—like bridges and dentures—sit on top of the gum line. These restore the appearance of the smile, and they allow you to eat and drink, but they do not provide the same health benefits and stability that dental implants do. Dental implants are surgically implanted into the jawbone, in the spot where the tooth used to sit. Consequently, dental implant mimic the structure of natural teeth—a root embedded into the jawbone, and a visible tooth on top.

Q: Do dental implants look natural?

A: Yes! You dental implants will actually be sized and shaded to suit your individual smile and appearance. You don’t have to worry that your smile is going to look day-glo bright, or too bulky.

Q: Can I eat normally once I have dental implants?

A: Yes, once your dental implants are placed, you’ll be able to eat all of your favorite foods again. Dental implants are designed to allow you to eat crunchy and chewy foods as normal.

Q: How will my dental implants feel in my mouth?

A: Once your dental implants are placed, they will feel like natural teeth. For example, you won’t feel them move or shift around in your mouth.

Do you have more questions about dental implants? If so, please give our Saint Louis dental implant dentists a call. We can walk you through the process, and help you decide if they are right for you at your consultation!