When our patient Laurie came in to our O’Fallon dental office, she was looking for more information about dental implants. Laurie lost a tooth in an accident, and she was looking for a tooth replacement option that would help her smile with confidence and fit in with her life. After going through her options with out dental team, she ultimately chose a dental implant as her replacement tooth option. Here’s why…
1. Laurie wanted to protect her oral health
Laurie understood that a missing tooth could really hurt her oral health. The hole left in your smile from a missing tooth can cause your jawbone to deteriorate and your teeth to shift along your gum line. When you have a dental implant inserted, the root of the implant preserves bone density and keeps your teeth in place.
2. Laurie wanted a replacement tooth that she didn’t really have to think about
Once an implant is placed, it functions like your natural tooth. You care for it by brushing, flossing, and having professional dental cleanings. From the start your dental implant will blend in with your natural routine—you don’t have to do a lot of implant-specific maintenance.
3. Laurie wanted to look like herself again!
Dental implants are designed to look natural for each individual patient. Laurie’s implant was sized and shaded to fit her smile, so the end result was a smile that looked seamless, stunning, and sparkling white!
This is Laurie’s story, but it’s also the story of many patients who suffered from tooth loss and chose dental implants. Our O’Fallon dentist office will walk you through this process and help you decide if dental implants are right for you. Give us a call or schedule online to get started on your way to a healthy, beautiful smile.