Dental Implants in Webster Groves, MO
Dental implants are an excellent alternative to bridges or dentures for replacing missing teeth. They are one of the biggest advancements in dentistry over the past few decades and are an effective long-term option for maintaining a healthy smile. Unlike dentures which require daily special care, implants are permanently attached requiring no extra maintenance beyond normal oral hygienic care. Patients are pleased with how stable and secure an implant feels in their mouth.
How do they work?
Implants are screws that are surgically placed into the bone. An oral surgeon will perform this part of the procedure, and with the advances in technology there is typically very little discomfort. Once the bone and surrounding gums are fully healed, Dr. Wenzel will attach the crown to the implant screw and adjust the crown so it will fit comfortably and securely in your mouth.
Am I a candidate for a dental implant?
Though most people are able to receive a dental implant, certain underlying medical conditions may prevent you from being a candidate for an implant. Contact us at Webster Groves Dental to schedule an appointment to see if an implant is the best treatment for you.