Tooth loss is a complex dental problem because it has both aesthetic and structural repercussions for your smile. That is why it’s so important that tooth replacement options be tailored to suit the individual patient’s needs. Our O’Fallon Implant Smiles dentists take the time to customize restorative treatment down to the smallest detail, in order to ensure an end result that looks stunning, functions optimally, and stands up to the tests of time.
The first thing that we’ll talk about is what type of tooth replacement option, specifically, is right for your smile.
Traditional dentures and bridges: these sit on top of the gum tissue, and replace the visible portions of missing teeth.
Individual dental implants: these stand-alone replacement teeth are embedded in the patient’s jawbone tissue with titanium roots. Once they’re in place, they stay in the patient’s smile permanently, and help to support the rest of the patient’s natural smile.
Implant-stabilized prostheses: our team is able to permanently anchor larger prostheses, like dentures, using just a few strategically placed titanium implant roots.
When it comes time to craft your replacement teeth, we’ll:
- Shape them in such a way that mimics your natural dental shapes. Some teeth are just naturally more angular or rounder—your replacement teeth will reflect your existing dental shapes.
- Shade the visible portions of your replacement teeth to ensure that they blend in with your smile as a whole.
- Make sure that, once your new teeth are in place, your bite is not negatively affected.
The best way to get started repairing and restoring your smile is to call our O’Fallon dental implant dentists for a consultation. Once we take a look at the existing state of your smile, we’ll be able to give you some personalized recommendations on how to move forward with treatment. Give us a call to get started!