The use of Dental Implants is for those who are missing one or more teeth and would like to regain the ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. ActOn Implants, the implants provided by ActOn Dentistry, are a permanent solution for tooth replacement that restores strength, functionality, and beauty — all in one! Our Dentist Dr. Slaven is a top dental implant specialist and can assist you through the entire process. Dr. Slaven sees patients in both his Wentzville office, ActOn Dentistry and his Ballwin office, ActOn Implants based on your scheduling needs. He can also start and complete the entire process. This helps you avoid communication gaps between multiple dentists.
Before implants were developed, dentures were the only alternative. Dental implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area that is normally occupied by the tooth root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or a metal framework placed on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth. ActOn Implants offer this surgical posts historically less than all implant dentist in the St. Louis and St. Charles Metro Areas.
After the implant is placed, during the healing process, the anchor and bone begin to fuse together, creating a sturdy foundation for the replacement tooth. Once this healing process is complete, Dr. Slaven attaches a top onto the implant, which he then covers with a natural-looking porcelain crown.
Not everyone is a good candidate for Dental Implants. A good candidate must have proper bone density,a strong immune system, and good oral hygiene.
Surgery is necessary for implants to be inserted. Patients are administered anesthesia, and if necessary, antibiotics to prevent infection.
An implant is the most ideal treatment option to replace a missing tooth. Implants are the only option that replace the root of the tooth, not just the tooth itself. Dental implants are preferred because they provide stability for the new tooth and minimizes further bone loss when a tooth is missing.