Dental Implants in Saint Charles by Jeffrey P. Smith DDS
If you have missing teeth due to trauma, tooth decay, gum disease or genetics, dental implants are just one of the many options available to help fill in the missing spaces with a natural looking and fully functioning tooth. Jeffrey P. Smith, DDS is a Saint Charles implant dentist with extensive experience preforming dental implant procedures.
Missing teeth are not just a source of embarrassment or self-consciousness; they can also lead to difficulty eating. Dental implants can help restore a sense of confidence and strengthen your jaw and chewing functions.
A dental implant is made up of an artificial tooth that sits on top of the gum and is held in place by an artificial root that is surgically inserted into the jawbone. Dental implants look and function just like a natural tooth and, if taken care of properly, can last a lifetime.
The dental implant procedure is done in two stages. During the first stage, the metal screw that holds the crown in place is surgically inserted into the jawbone. Since this is a clinical procedure, it is important to choose a Saint Charles implant dentist, like Dr. Smith who has had years of training and experience preforming the procedure. Precision is needed to avoid hitting nerve tissues and to ensure proper healing. After the initial procedure, where the metal screw is inserted, Dr. Smith will have the patient wait between three and six months before returning to the office to have the crown attached to the anchor.
If you are considering dental implants in Saint Charles, call Dr. Smith’s office to schedule a consultation to see if implants are right for you. Dr. Smith will examine your teeth and gums and evaluate the structure of your jaw to see if your mouth will successfully support a dental implant.
During your appointment, Dr. Smith will also be able to advise you on how long the procedure will take and provide you with a variety of options for anesthesia. Preforming dental implants in St. Charles is a surgical procedure that requires high levels of skill and expertise. Dr. Smith has years of experience preforming dental implants. Don’t trust your mouth to anyone else.