Dental implants are the optimal solution to missing teeth for a variety of reasons. In addition to unparalleled durability and the unique ability to prevent your jawbone from shrinking, they provide many advantages in comfort, function, and aesthetics.
Check out some of the many benefits of dental implants and see why they’re the top choice for those with missing teeth.
Dental implants are superior to other restorative treatments for good reason. Discover 10 of the most notable advantages you’ll get from choosing dental implants:
While dentures or bridges aren’t sufficient for stimulating the jawbone and preventing it from shrinking, dental implants are. This means that implants offer your best chance at retaining your youthful appearance and avoiding the sunken face look that’s caused by a shrinking jaw.
Some of the biggest complaints of denture wearers are that they shift around in the mouth and aren’t comfortable, but dental implants are securely placed in your mouth. Plus, they look so natural, no one will even know you have them except you and our dental team.
Your teeth maintain a balance in your mouth, and the loss of one can quickly have an effect on others. With dental implants to replace your missing teeth, they’ll have the support they need to stay strong and well-aligned.
Dental implants are designed to be a permanent solution, remaining in place for the rest of your life. Compared to dentures which need to be replaced every 5-10 years, it’s easy to see the savings in your long-term cost and stress.
The fact is, dentures don’t allow you to eat steak, apples, and other difficult foods – dental implants do. You’ll never have to worry about what you’re eating again. This will not only improve your health and diet but will also reduce your stress during mealtime.
All restorative treatments are not equal. With their modern advances, high success rate, and superior comfort, dental implants are simply the best solution for missing teeth available. Why settle for second best when it comes to your smile?
Dentures can shift around in your mouth and create some awkward moments, but with dental implants, you can smile with renewed confidence. Dental implants give you the confidence that comes with a reliable, natural-looking smile.
While other restorative treatments can make speaking more difficult than necessary, dental implants allow you to speak clearly and confidently, every time. Never worry about your prosthetic coming loose or interrupting your speech with dental implants.
With dental implants, maintenance is just as easy as brushing and flossing your teeth. There’s no need to use messy adhesives or special tools for cleaning your dental implants – a good toothbrush and floss are all you need.
While our natural teeth collect bacteria which causes decay, dental implants are made of titanium and porcelain and are designed to last forever. Many of your dental concerns will be a thing of the past when you have your new set of dental implants.
The implant fixture is shaped like a screw and is placed directly into the jawbone. This surgical process is quick; completed in 1 hour or less. During the procedure, patients typically won’t feel any pain during the procedure though some pain and soreness is normal post-surgery.
This first piece is the most important, as this fixture is what mimics the natural tooth root. Due to the titanium material of this piece, it’s also biocompatible with your tissues. No other tooth replacement can have this same effect, and it’s why we recommend it to all of our patients.
What can patients do if they don’t have the healthy jawbone or gum tissue support for dental implants? These two tissue types are important to the success of your implant, as they keep it secure in place and safe from infections. But for patients who may not have these foundations in place, we may recommend a bone graft or soft tissue augmentation to revitalize these areas.
The abutment is the next step in the process and is meant to anchor the crown in place. Oftentimes this process can be completed along with crown placement or temporary crown, so patients can walk out with a complete smile in no time.
While the entire implant can be customized to the patient’s unique smile, the crown is the most customizable by Dr. Brace. Since this is the visible portion of the implant, we understand the need for it to be as aesthetically pleasing as possible. Dr. Brace will work closely with you to ensure that your dental implant crown looks and feels as natural as your other teeth.
Not at all! We provide various methods of sedation dentistry to ease any pain. If you’re due for a dental implant treatment and are in need of sedation, you’ll speak with our dentists, Dr. Tim Grayem and Dr. Barry Brace. With extensive training and certification in sedation dentistry, they’ll ensure that your dental visit is comfortable and completed quickly.
At St. Louis County Dental, we understand that some people feel a lot of anxiety when visiting the dentist. That’s why we’ve made oral conscious sedation available for all patients. If you opt for sedation, you’ll feel no pain and will have little to no memory of your procedure. It’s a great way to put your anxiety and dental phobia at ease. Ready for a consultation to see if dental implants are right for you? Contact us today in our office in St. Louis.
Dr. Barry Brace
469 S Kirkwood Rd
St. Louis, MO
Monday: 7:30am - 7:30pm
Tuesday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am - 7:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 1:00pm