If you are facing tooth loss and considering dental implants, you might be wondering whether or not they are worth the investment. Getting dental implants is an investment not only of your time but they are a financial outlay as well.
As you consider different tooth replacement options, we invite you to call our Chesterfield, MO dental office and talk to Dr. Robert Rahm. He can answer all of your questions about restoring your smile, including the ins and outs of dental implants so that you can make an informed decision about your oral health.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option. Made of titanium, which is highly biocompatible, dental implants take the place of your missing tooth roots. Surgically placed, they integrate into the jawbone after about four to six months, mimicking your missing tooth root. Once they are integrated into the jawbone, they will be finished off with a natural-looking dental crown.
The Advantages of Dental Implants Over Other Tooth Replacement Options
The main advantage of dental implants is that they are stable, so you will have none of the worries denture-wearers have about appliances that shift and slide when you are eating and speaking. Dental implants look and function very closely to your natural teeth, so there are no food restrictions.
You can care for your dental implants just as you would your natural teeth, with routine brushing and flossing.
Unlike dentures, which will require adjustments over the years to accommodate changes in your jawbone and gums, dental implants are designed to give you a lifetime of use after they are placed.
Contact Our Chesterfield, MO Dental Office About Dental Implants
You don’t need to make this decision alone! Please give us a call to make an appointment for a consultation. Dr. Rahm can go over your options, answer your questions, and help you make the best decision for your smile as well as your budget. Call today!