Dental Implants – O’Fallon, MO
Rebuilding Your Smile From The Roots Upward
Are you looking for a modern tooth replacement option that fits your lifestyle? Dental implants are an advanced alternative to traditional dentures, bridges, and crowns that help replace the entire structure of missing teeth, including the roots. Whether you need to replace a single tooth or an entire arch, the dental implant procedure is completely customized to fit your unique needs. Once they’re placed, you’ll be able to enjoy a beautiful, natural-looking and feeling smile for up to 35 years.
Why Choose Twin Oaks Family Dental for Dental Implants?
- Entire Implant Procedure In-Office
- Advanced Digital Impressions
- Guided Implant Surgery
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically placed below the gumline to support a customized bridge, crown, or denture. Because titanium is a biocompatible metal, it’s able to chemically fuse with your jawbone, just like your natural tooth root. This provides the bone with vital stimulation and blood flow, which keeps it from eroding and causing your facial structure to change. Once the restoration is attached to the post, it will securely hold it in place to eliminate any slipping or shifting.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are such a popular choice among professionals and patients alike because they offer a variety of unique benefits. Some of these advantages include:
- The preservation of the jawbone and facial structure.
- Natural looking and feeling replacement teeth.
- A lifespan of 35+ years with regular maintenance.
- Reduce the risk of oral health problems.
- Boosted self-confidence.
- Eliminate slipping or shifting restorations and the need for denture adhesive.
- Replace one or more teeth.
- No need to alter existing natural teeth.
Are Dental Implants Right For You?
The best way to determine whether dental implants are the right tooth replacement solution for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Blake. During your visit, we’ll take digital images of your mouth and conduct a visual examination. Typically, good candidates for dental implants have:
- A dense enough jawbone structure.
- Good oral health.
- A strong oral hygiene routine.
- No bad oral habits, such as tobacco use.
- A healthy immune system.
Missing Single Tooth
For a single missing tooth, we can place one dental implant below the gums to secure a customized crown. Once the gap is filled, you’ll no longer have to worry about your surrounding teeth from drifting into the space, causing orthodontic problems like misalignment.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Instead of a traditional bridge, we can place two dental implants on either side of the gap in your smile to secure the prosthetic. That way, your natural, healthy teeth won’t have to be altered in order to restore your completed smile.
Missing All Teeth
While traditional dentures utilize natural suction and denture adhesive to stay in place, ones retained by implants offer more security and stability. Once the implants have been placed and you’ve healed, we’ll secure your customized denture to restore the function and feel of your grin.
Dr. Blake has completed advanced training and education on dental implants, allowing him to do the entire dental implant process from beginning-to-end under one roof. That way, you’ll be able to rest-assured, knowing that the same friendly and skilled dental team will be by your side throughout every step of the process. In addition, we utilize the latest dental technology, such as a Cone Beam Scanner and surgical guides to ensure precise and effective results.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Because the dental implant process is customized to fit your needs, the cost depends on details that we’ll determine at your consultation, including how many implants you need to have placed. At Twin Oaks Family Dental, we offer several payment options to make financing your procedure easy. Our team would be more than happy to help you navigate these once we collect more details about your treatment timeline.
The dental implant procedure includes the replacement of tooth roots with metal posts. It also includes the replacement of damaged or missing teeth with artificial crowns that look exactly like your original teeth. Dental implants work better than ill-fitting bridges or other types of restorations. The type of implant used and your oral health condition determine how your procedure will be performed. The main advantage of implants is that they provide firm support for your new teeth. Here at Twin Oaks Family Dental, we use the latest technology and ensure that the procedure is done under comfortable circumstances. You can walk out of our dental office without having to worry about missing teeth any longer!