Is an Implant Right for You?

O'Fallon IL Dental Implants Periodontist

You're probably hearing a lot more about implants in dentistry these days. Now you're wondering if it's time to get on board. Dr. Sarah Thompson believes that anyone missing one or more teeth deserves to give consideration to getting a dental implant.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

A dental implant is similar to a screw that's strategically inserted into the bone where a tooth used to be. After healing in place, it becomes a part of you and can be used to anchor a denture or support a single false tooth.

Dental implants are usually placed in a single appointment, but they do take a good deal of planning.

Qualifying for a Dental Implant

An implant is ideal for individuals who:

  • Are missing one or more teeth
  • Have healthy bone and gums
  • Practice great oral hygiene
  • Don't smoke
  • Value a strong and beautiful smile

Why So Many People Are Choosing Implants

More patients these days who are in a position to have an implant are choosing them over other smile restoration options. They offer so many added benefits over a denture or bridge.

Among these are:

  • Easier brushing and flossing
  • Eating whatever you like
  • Smiling without being self-conscious
  • Maintaining the facial structure of your jawbone

Happily, here at Dream Dentist we offer a wide range of anesthesia to suit the entire spectrum of needs during implant therapy. While the procedure is not as scary or painful as it may sound, your comfort is our goal. Dr. Thompson and the rest of our team will work with you to ensure that you are calm and relaxed the entire time.

If you're interested in implant therapy, contact our office to schedule a consultation.

Dream Dentist
1646 W U.S. 50
O'Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 726-2699