Dental implant restoration by Columbia, MO dentist
Replacement of missing teeth is extremely important for a variety of reasons. When teeth are lost or extracted, they not only create an aesthetic disadvantage, but they also impact the overall function. Depending on where the tooth is that was lost, patients may have trouble eating or speaking properly. Additionally, if left unaddressed, patients will lose necessary jawbone due to bone resorption which can impact the rest of the smile. Columbia, MO area dentist recommends for many patients the benefits of dental implants.
What are dental implants?
Dr. Chase Patton describes implants as metal restorations used to act as tooth root replacements. It is placed into the bone of the jaw and appears as a small screw or post. Then, the dentist can restore the dental implant as needed for the patient. This may be achieved with a crown, bridge, or denture.
What is the cost of dental implants?
While dental implants are more expensive than other treatments available, they are the best investment in the smile because they often last a lifetime with proper care. Dr. Chase Patton often recommends them for individuals who want a sturdy and functional restoration that requires little care and attention while restoring the function and beauty of the smile.
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
The best candidates for implants are patients who have enough jawbone available for successful placement, and those who have an otherwise healthy smile free from decay and periodontal disease.
During an evaluation, patients will undergo an x-ray with their dentist to evaluate the mouth and decide if placement would be beneficial.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Patients often choose dental implants because they are:
- Simple to care for
Find out if you are a candidate for dental implants!
Dr. Chase Patton of Columbia, MO is pleased to offer dental implants along with many other tooth replacement options in his facility. Call (573) 875-7040 today to request an appointment at the practice, conveniently located at 3005 Falling leaf Court, and determine if you are a candidate for this or other tooth replacement solutions. He will provide recommendations for oral surgeon referrals, and see patients back at his office for restoration after placement.