An incomplete smile is a social and professional stumbling block. Do not let missing teeth keep you from living life to the fullest. Dr. Hill uses dental implants to restore smiles and reinvigorate lives.
Many patients prefer dental implants to other prosthetics because they look and feel completely natural. Dental implants are a permanent addition to your smile, so you will not need adhesive or clasps, and you will never experience embarrassing slippage. If you want dental implants, tiny titanium posts are placed in your jaw, one for each dental implant or a few to secure a denture, bridge, or partial.
Depending upon your individual needs, these posts may be secured by Dr. Hill, or in certain cases, by an oral surgeon. Dr. Hill will oversee the entire process and mount custom crowns or your prosthetic atop the posts to renew your smile and restore oral comfort and function.
We are conveniently located in downtown St. Louis, within walking distance to downtown businesses and the loft district. We invite you to visit our office and find out how implants can improve your smile.
If you are a denture wearer, and have been for a while, you know the discomfort caused by slipping. As time goes by, the natural ridges of the gums wear down and become smooth. Adhesives and the suction that once held dentures in place are less effective, resulting in a loose, wobbly fit. Are you ready to stop the irritation associated with slipping dentures? Then consider an implant-retained denture from City Smiles.
Implant-Retained Dentures, a Solid Solution
Dental implants act as an anchor for your prosthesis to maximize retention and stability. Your denture will simply snap onto the implant posts for a strong, secure hold. There are numerous benefits to implant-retained dentures including:
In a brief surgery, Dr. Hill, or in some cases an oral surgeon, will place a small titanium post into your jaw. The jawbone naturally heals around the post creating a strong foundation. Dr. Hill will oversee the entire process, making sure your new denture fits securely and feels more natural.
How Do I Find Out About Implant-Retained Dentures?
Adequate bone structure and good oral health are prerequisites for dental implants. Call City Smiles and schedule your appointment at our downtown St. Louis dental office. Dr. Hill will provide a thorough exam to determine if you are a good candidate for implant-retained denture
Many denture wearers are looking for a solution to the problem of slipping and sliding, but not everyone is a candidate for conventional implant surgery. If you have been told that you may not be able to withstand the surgery, or that you don't have enough bone to allow for full-sized implants, mini dental implants could be a viable alternative.
What's Different About Mini Dental Implants?
Though mini dental implants are similar to conventional dental implants in that they are surgically placed into the jawbone, they do have a few key differences. As the name implies, mini dental implants utilize a miniature titanium post that functions as a prosthetic tooth root. The implant placement is a one-step procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery and no stitches, making the healing time shorter than with typical implant procedures.
How Does a Mini Implant-Retained Denture Work?
The mini implant system consists of the implanted post, which acts as an anchor, and a retaining fixture installed into the base of your denture. Your prosthesis will simply snap into place, allowing the denture to rest gently on the gum. The mini implants allow for tiny movements while withstanding natural lifting forces, creating a secure fit you can wear with confidence.
Enjoy a higher quality of life, an improved diet, and greater confidence in social situations. Reclaim your smile and your life! Contact City Smiles to schedule your consultation today.