Facing tooth loss can be challenging, from the impact that it has on the appearance of your smile and how you chew and speak to making a decision about how to replace missing teeth. At Crestwood Dental Group in St. Louis, MO, we offer patients a variety of tooth replacement options to restore the function and appearance of your smile, including dental implants.
Dental implants are often called the “gold standard” in tooth replacement, and for good reason. They offer unparalleled stability and function without compromising the health of your surrounding teeth, and are great for your overall oral health too. A dental implant is similar in size and appearance to a small screw and is typically made from titanium, though zirconia implants are also becoming common. The oral surgeon surgically places the implant in your jawbone, and as it heals, the implant and bone actually fuse together to form a sturdy foundation for your new tooth. There are several ways that implants can be used:
If you are looking for options to replace a missing tooth, cheap materials and methods will simply not provide you with long-lasting, natural-looking results. At Crestwood Dental Group, we strive to make our care affordable while using high-quality materials and our years of expertise. While dental implants do take time and are more costly than some other tooth replacement options, patients find the end results worth the wait and expense.We are also experienced in restoring dental implants when the need arises.
To learn more about dental implants and whether they are right for you, call Crestwood Dental Group at (314) 463-5655 today! Our office serves the greater St. Louis area, including the Crestwood, Kirkwood, Webster Groves, and Affton communities.
Dental implants are titanium roots that are replaced within the jaw bone to resemble a tooth or a group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. with modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately, with lifelike all porcelain crowns. For more details, ask your dentist.
It can affect one’s smile and appearance while also having an impact on one’s ability to speak and eat. Oral health and self-confidence may also be affected.
They look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. They offer complete stability, don’t affect the health of other teeth, and also benefit a person’s overall oral health.
The oral surgeon places the implant, typically made of a material like titanium or zirconia, in the jawbone. As it heals, the implant and bone fuse together to form a sturdy foundation for the new crown.
Single tooth implants, full mouth implants to replace one or both arches of teeth, and implant-supported dentures or bridges are some of the different uses.
Dental implants are costlier than most other teeth replacement options, but are certainly worth the expense when considering the final results and their stability and longevity.
Dr. James Maxwell graduated from Allegheny College with a B.S. Degree in Biology in 1995, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine with a Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree in 2000. He stays abreast of developments in dentistry by following over 100 hours of continuing education courses each year, ex. Advanced Laser Dentistry courses and training at The Dawson Academy. He became the sole practitioner of Crestwood Dental Group in 2003.
Dr. Maxwell focuses on cosmetic, restorative, and preventative dentistry though he is skilled in all areas of general dentistry. A member of many professional organizations such as the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, and the Greater St. Louis Dental Society, he has been nominated as a top dentist in St. Louis for five consecutive years by his peers. The list appears in St. Louis Magazine.