Dental Implants

Dental Implants

SERVICE OVERVIEW

Dental Implants for patients in Collinsville, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Granite City, Maryville & Troy, IL.

Is your smile broken? Are you embarrassed because of missing or damaged teeth that you think everyone notices? Don’t live in fear any longer. Don’t ever think twice about leaving the house because of a smile that you aren’t proud of. At 8 to 8 Dental, we provide dental implants for patients in Glen Carbon, Il and throughout the surrounding St. Louis Metro-East area. As a family-owned business, we understand how it feels to be uncomfortable with your smile. We’re here to ensure the people in our local communities can always have the bright, beautiful smile that they deserve.

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What are dental implants?

Dental implants are just what they sound like. They’re artificial teeth components that are implanted into your mouth for a permanent solution to missing teeth. Unfortunately, when adults lose their teeth, they can’t count on them growing back like children can. Luckily, we offer dental implants to ensure you can always repair that smile to its full potential. Dental implants are the most permanent solution for replacing a missing tooth. However, not all people will be good candidates for dental implants. Contact us to schedule an appointment for a consultation of your implant eligibility.

Why get dental implants?

There are a couple of reasons that one could need dental implants. It’s the most effective way of replacing a missing tooth for adults. However, the adult may need a replacement tooth for any number of reasons that may include:

• Tooth Decay
• Gingivitis
• Oral Injury/Trauma
• Missing Teeth
• More…

Benefits of Dental Implants

The main benefit of a dental implant is that you have a tooth where you once did not. However, other than that, there are quite a few benefits of dental implants. Read below for more details about why dental implants may be your best option for replacing a missing tooth.

• Most permanent way to replace a missing tooth
• Dental implants look, feel and function naturally
• Implants are easier to clean than crowns and bridges
• Less opportunity for complications with food getting stuck
• Easy to maintain
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Am I a good candidate for implants?

This depends on your jaw and the bone structure that it’s made up of. Dental implants require a strong jawline to ensure the jaw can handle the surgery of the implant and the recovery period. We’ll provide a complete consultation and CT scan of your jaw to ensure you’re a good candidate for dental implants before moving forward.

How long does the process take?

This depends on the number of implants that you need, but these things can be done in as little as one or two appointments. While the appointments are short, it may take between three and six months for the implants to begin fusing with the bone, called osseointegration.

Questions about implants? Call our staff to schedule a consultation of your implant dentistry needs!