Dental Implants in Ballwin
Dental implants are designed to look and feel like real teeth. If you are missing one or more teeth, and would like to restore the look and functionality of your smile, dental implants are a long-lasting, popular treatment option. If you are interested in seeing if you are an ideal candidate for dental implants, call or contact us at 636-735-7129 to schedule an appointment today!
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial titanium tooth roots that are fused to your jaw. After healing, these posts are then topped with a custom porcelain crown that looks and feels like a real tooth. Overall, the implant process takes between three to six months depending on the quality of your jawbone, health of your teeth, and how long it takes for your jawbone to heal after the posts are placed.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are a popular, permanent solution for replacing one or more missing teeth. If you are missing teeth as a result of oral trauma, decay, or oral cancer, dental implants can bring back the look, feel, and function of your missing teeth, and help restore confidence in your smile. Additionally, unlike dentures, bridges, or other restorative dentistry solutions, dental implants do not stress adjacent teeth, can protect the health of your jawbone, and are a permanent solution that with proper care, can last a lifetime.
Am I an Ideal Candidate for Dental Implants?
If you are tired of dealing with slipping dentures or needing to have your bridge replaced, dental implants could be the right solution for you. Your dentist can assess the health of your jawbone using an X-ray and a CT-scan, and determine if you have enough healthy bone to place the implant. If your dentist determines that you do have enough healthy jawbone to place an implant, you and your dentist can discuss options regarding the size and kind of the implant that should be placed.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
Whether you are missing teeth due to a traumatic injury, tooth decay, or illness, our highly-skilled dentists can help you decide if dental implants are the right solution for your health and lifestyle. If dental implants are not the right solution for restoring your smile, we can help you decide on one of our other restorative dentistry solutions. To request an appointment, contact Baxter Dental Group today!