Dental Implants in St. Louis, MO
"Same day implants" to replace failing or missing teeth.
When a tooth is no longer savable, the best time to place an implant is at the time of extraction. This maximizes the bone preservation, improves esthetics and shortens the healing time. Additionally, in our office we can usually place a temporary on your new implant that very same day. No more requiring multiple surgeries or leaving the office with a gap in the front of your smile while the implant heals. No more bouncing around to different offices all around town for multiple steps that only drag out the treatment. No more annoying removable “flipper” teeth that you will have to wear while the implant heals.
We have been utilizing this immediate placement technique for more than 5 years with amazing success. We can’t imagine doing implants the “old” way ever again and believe it is only a matter of time before these immediate placement techniques becomes the standard in implant dentistry.
Dental implants are replacement teeth that allow you to smile confidently again!
Dental implants to replace missing teeth?
Dental implants are individual replacement teeth that look and feel just like natural teeth. They are placed in the jawbone painlessly and with very little post placement discomfort. The titanium root of the implant serves as the tooth root and over time it bonds to the natural bone. An abutment is screwed into the implant and is the part that comes out of the tissue that we will be make a porcelain crown or bridge to cement upon.
What is a bone graft?
Sometimes we use a synthetic or freeze dried bone graft material to ensure that the maximum amount of bone support heals around the implant. Usually the best time to place an implant is the same time that we are removing the tooth. This dramatically shortens the treatment time verses older methods and helps preserve the bone that would otherwise shrink down as the extraction site heals. The actual implants are a different shape then the extraction site leaving empty spaces that we will pack with bone grafting material. This is to make sure high quality bone fills in those areas.
If my tooth was extracted a long time ago, can I still get a dental implant?
Usually yes and with an extremely high success rate but we would need to evaluate you to know for sure. Call us for a $1 consult which includes any necessary x-rays and we can give you all of your options. Whether it is an existing space or we are removing a tooth, you can usually leave with a new tooth cemented on your new implant that same day!
Why so many people trust our St. Louis dentist for dental implants:
Your Smile Designed to Fit You
Dental implants are crafted to suit each patient specifically—you can be assured that your post-implant smile will look like a perfected version of your natural smile. With our dental team you’ll be able to design the size, color, and shape of your dental implant. Your smile is unique; don’t settle for replacement teeth that are one-size-fits-all.
Accommodating Staff, Comfortable Treatment
Your comfort is our first priority—our friendly staff will make sure that you’re at ease throughout treatment. Don’t hesitate to discuss your concerns our anxieties with our dental team—we’ve seen it all, and we’re here for you. We’re proud to offer sedation services so that you can get the dental implants you need, comfortably!
Protect Your Oral Health
When a patient loses a tooth, it not only affects the appearance of his or her smile, it can also cause oral health problems. Dental implants help patients maintain optimal oral health—the titanium root of the dental implant actually preserves strong bone density. And as permanent replacement teeth, dental implants keep your natural teeth from weakening and shifting along the gum line.
Take the next step to a better smile
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