Would you like to know about your options for dental implants? Replacing missing teeth is important to your health. Leaving an open area in the mouth can lead to problems including bone loss in the jaw, shifting teeth, and could result in a sunken facial appearance. Dental implants are an increasingly popular choice for replacement of missing teeth because they behave like natural teeth, and once they are in, they remain permanently in place.
At City Smiles offices in Clayton and St. Louis, we see people with missing teeth regularly for dental implant consultations. We are experts in smile restoration and love to see patients just like you feel better and look great again!
We invite you to schedule a consultation with dentist, Dr. Chris Hill at our downtown or Clayton office to learn more about your options. Please call (314) 375-5353 (Downtown St. Louis) or (314) 678-7876 (Clayton) today.
About Dental Implants
Our Clayton and St. Louis dental care teams ensure that you are a good candidate for dental implants and then small titanium posts are placed in the jaw and the post fuses to your jaw during healing. Then, a custom crown is mounted to the post. We have a great success rate with dental implants and many happy patients who have commented on the fact that not only are the results amazing, but that they appreciate the care and concern by our team that focuses on patient education, gentle dentistry, and a spa-like environment that feels inviting and relaxing throughout any dental procedure.
Dental implants are increasingly being chosen as an alternative to traditional dentures because a patient won’t have to worry about clicking, slippage, and dealing with adhesives. Dental implants mean you can eat anything you’d have eaten with healthy and natural teeth.
Dental implants depend on you having sufficient bone to support them. However, if you don’t we can often augment your remaining bone with a bone graft.
Some bone graft procedures can be done at the time you receive your dental implants. Other bone graft procedures require a separate procedure. If it’s done during a separate procedure, it requires a separate recovery time.
Bone graft can be done using many materials. Some bone graft material is completely artificial. Other bone graft material is taken from cows and other animals before it is sterilized for use. You may also opt to take bone graft material from your own bones.
Additional Options: Mini Implants and Implant-Supported Denture
In addition to single dental implants, we also offer mini implants and implant-supported bridges and other options that can have you smiling confidently. Implant-supported dentures can be a great option for those who want several replacement teeth. The implant holds several teeth in place without requiring a titanium post for each tooth.
Mini dental implants are an alternative to traditional dental implants for those with insufficient jaw bone to support the traditional implant’s titanium post. They are also common for replacing incisors rather than molars. A post is fused to the jaw bone, just like a traditional implant, but the post is smaller and the process typically happens faster. Mini dental implants may also be a less expensive option.
Dental Implants Costs and other Considerations
Our St. Louis dental center has options for dental financing for dental implants. We know that this is an investment, but believe that it’s an investment that you will find worthwhile. Talk to us about dental financing options today. Dr. Chris Hill and his St. Louis dental team are also specialized in other areas of restorative and cosmetic dentistry and would be pleased to help you explore options to restore your smile and boost your confidence.