Chesterfield MO Dental Implants

older woman smiling after getting dental implantsAnyone missing one or more teeth knows how tooth loss can make you feel uncomfortable while smiling or eating. You may even try to avoid social situations because you lack the confidence of a great smile, which can lead to reduced self-esteem and even depression. But with beautiful, strong surgical dental implants, your lost teeth can be restored with a natural look, and that can return your healthy smile – and your confidence.

Dental implants are becoming the new standard of care for tooth replacement. Chesterfield dentist Dr. Robert Rahm has the ability to restore your youthful smile, whether you are missing one or several teeth. Today's dental implant treatments can change your life.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

Did you know that tooth loss can lead to bone loss? When a tooth is lost, the bone underneath it shrinks away. Not only does tooth loss affect your smile, it also changes the shape of your face, often causing you to look prematurely aged. The loss of the tooth surface can also change the way you bite, putting extra pressure on your remaining teeth and causing more problems over time.

Dental implants offer a wide range of benefits as a restoration option. They are strong, long-lasting, and look and act just like a natural tooth. Surgical dental implants help minimize bone loss and keep your bite balanced, which in turn helps to keep your whole mouth healthy.

Implants can give you back the self-confidence, appearance, and comfort you desire. With our reconstructive dental implant options, you can have peace of mind knowing that integrity and balanced support has been restored to your entire mouth.

What Are Implants?

Dental implants consist of two parts: the implant (or artificial root) and the restoration. A biocompatible titanium implant is inserted into the jawbone, where it actually fuses with the natural bone through a process called osseointegration. The osseointegration process creates a sturdy and long-lasting foundation to attach the restoration.

The restoration can consist of a single crown or multiple teeth on an implant-supported bridge. The implant-supported bridge utilizes two or more implants to create a sturdy, natural-looking restoration of two or more teeth in a row without altering the healthy adjacent teeth. Implants can even be used to secure dentures with special clasps, giving you a sturdier bite than traditional removable dentures. 

How Long Do Implants Take?

Completing dental implant treatment used to be a months-long process. The implant had to be placed and allowed to fully heal, then uncovered to place the restoration. Improvements in implant technology and techniques allow us to now place your implant and restoration during the same visit in some cases. To find out if you are a good candidate for immediate implant placement, call our dental office in Chesterfield, MO to schedule a consultation. Dr. Rahm will be happy to discuss your treatment options with you and help you select the best option for you and your teeth.

Today's dental implants are a fast, safe, and reliable treatment option to restore your missing teeth. When all is said and done, implants look and feel like natural teeth and can last a lifetime.

All-on-4 in Chesterfield, MO

The All-on-4 treatment is a high-end method of designing and placing dental implants, as well as placing your denture in the same day. By using an angled implant placement approach, Dr. Rahm can place a full arch of teeth without bone grafting, even in situations of low bone density. If you need to replace all teeth in your upper or lower arch, the All-On-Four procedure, created by Nobel Biocare, is an efficient, advanced way to restore a healthy, attractive smile. Our doctor has helped many Missouri residents restore their smiles with this innovative procedure.

Using 3-D imaging and CAD/CAM technology, our implant dentist is able to design a row of strong dental implants anchored into a titanium framework, providing a very stable and enduring foundation for your new smile. With this special imaging software, the dentist is able to select the strongest dental implant sites and plan your entire arch restoration for maximum results. Thanks to this advanced technology, we are able to provide whole arch replacements with an unparalleled level of accuracy and precision, allowing you to eat, chew, and speak normally with a carefully balanced bite.

Rediscover Your Best Smile With Dental Implants

If you are interested in dental implants or would like to learn more about restoration options for missing teeth, contact our Chesterfield dental office today to schedule a consultation. Click HERE to read more about Dr. Rahm's extensive training in Dental Implants.