Dental implant technology has transformed the way that patients and dentists look at replacement teeth. Our Saint Louis dental implant dentists have found that implants provide the high quality, long lasting results that people suffering from tooth loss need.
As dental implant technology has become more mainstream, we have been able to offer more options about how dental implants can be used to restore smiles. Keep reading to learn more about how dental implants might be able to improve the appearance and the health of your smile.
Using dental implant technology basically means that our dental team uses a titanium root to ground your replacement tooth/teeth into your jawbone. Dental implants don’t just replace the top, visible portion of the tooth; they also replace the invisible tooth root.
· The first way to use the dental implant is to use it as a stand-alone replacement tooth. In this case a single dental implant—root, abutment, and crown—replaces a single missing tooth. These stand-alone dental implants can be used to replace one tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire smile of missing teeth.
· Another way to use dental implant technology is to use a root to ground a larger dental prosthetic. Our Saint Louis dental implant dentists, for example, can use mini dental implant roots (which are simply thinner than conventional implant roots), to permanently hold a denture in place. It usually only takes four or five mini implant roots to stabilize an entire denture. And once the denture is in place over the implant root, it will stay in place 24/7.
When you come in to meet with our dental team, we are going to help you figure out exactly what type of tooth replacement option is going to work for you. Every patient is unique; you deserve a replacement tooth treatment that is catered to your needs.