A full, healthy smile not only looks great, it also allows the patient to function optimally, with little inconvenience. Unfortunately, dental trauma and infections do happen, and sometimes we lose teeth unexpectedly. Once a patient has lost a tooth, the tooth cannot regenerate or replace itself, so the patient needs to turn to restorative dentistry for help. That’s where our O’Fallon dental implant dentists come in—we provide the treatments necessary to regain a complete smile!
The dental implant is a leading tooth replacement option. Dental implants are known for being attractive, durable, and, perhaps most importantly, health promoting. In fact, dental implants are thoughtfully designed to meet all of these goals.
The dental implant is held in place with a small titanium screw, which is placed in the patient’s jawbone. This screw keeps the implant as a whole in place, and it supports healthy bone tissue density. Because the screw is made of titanium, it is actually able to bond with existing jawbone tissue.
On top of the titanium root, our dental team will attach and abutment, and then the visible dental crown. Each of these pieces works together to provide maximum stability and longevity.
Once the dental implant is in place, and the bone tissue around the root has healed, the patient can resume normal functioning. With dental implants you will be able to eat, drink, speak, and smile normally. And to care for your dental implant, you simply need to follow your regular, dentist-prescribed oral hygiene routine, and keep up with professional dental cleanings.
Our O’Fallon dental implant dentist office will give you all of the information and guidance that you need on your path to a restored smile. We are happy to speak with you about all of your dental needs—please call our team or submit a question on our contact us page.