What are Dental Implants and How Do They Work?
Dental implants are revolutionary solutions for missing teeth, providing a sturdy foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. At Twin Oaks Family Dental in O'Fallon, MO, Dr. Blake Ferando and his team specialize in dental implants, offering a permanent solution to restore your smile.
Why Choose Twin Oaks Family Dental for Dental Implants?
At Twin Oaks Family Dental, we understand the importance of quality dental care and strive to provide the best experience for our patients. Our state-of-the-art clinic in O'Fallon, MO is equipped with the latest technology and our skilled team, led by Dr. Blake Ferando, ensures precision and excellence in every dental implant procedure.
What Does the Dental Implant Procedure Involve?
The dental implant procedure begins with a comprehensive consultation where Dr. Ferando evaluates your oral health and discusses your treatment goals. Using advanced imaging technology, we create a customized treatment plan tailored to your needs.
During the procedure, a small titanium post is surgically implanted into the jawbone, acting as a replacement for the missing tooth root. This post integrates with the bone through a process called osseointegration, providing a stable foundation for the prosthetic tooth.
Once the implant has fused with the jawbone, an abutment is placed on top of the post to connect the implant to the replacement tooth. Finally, a lifelike dental crown is attached to the abutment, completing the restoration.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants offer numerous benefits, including:
Improved Appearance: Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, enhancing your smile and boosting your confidence.
Enhanced Functionality: Unlike dentures, dental implants allow for comfortable chewing and speaking, without worrying about slippage or discomfort.
Durability: With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, providing a long-term solution for missing teeth.
Preservation of Jawbone: Implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and preserving facial structure.