What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants replace teeth, providing a healthy foundation for permanent or removable restorations that have been created specifically for you by Dr. Bryan Foote. Our practice is proud to offer dental implant services to the Columbia, MO area.

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Why Might Dental Implants Be a Good Choice?

The following are a few of the positive outcomes offered by this dental procedure:

  • Improve Appearance

    They look and feel natural. Since they fuse with bone, they become permanent.

  • Improve Speech

    Removable dentures have some movement, which can adversely affect chewing and speech if not properly fitted. With implants, this is never an issue

  • Obtain Comfort

    Implants become a permanent part of you and grow to feel as natural as your own teeth.

  • Eat Easily

    Unlike dentures, implants function like your own teeth, making chewing feel like it once did.

  • Improve Self-Esteem

    By receiving dental implants in Columbia, MO, you’ll get your smile back, along with the feelings of self-assurance that go along with it

  • Improve Oral Health

    Dental implants do not require removal of tooth structure, as is the case with a tooth-supported bridge; so, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving your long-term oral health. Implants also make it easier to access the space between teeth, allowing for better oral care. Dental implants never get cavities.

  • Durable Structure

    Dental implants last many years – with proper care, they can last a lifetime.

  • Convenience

    Implants eliminate the inconvenience of removing dentures; furthermore, they do not require messy adhesives to stay in place like traditional dentures.

What is the Success Rate?

Success rates of this procedure depend on where the implants are placed in the jaw but, in general, they have a success rate of up to 98%. If cared for properly, implants will serve as a permanent solution for missing teeth.

Can Anyone Get Dental Implants?

For the most part, dental implants can make sense for anyone healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery. Candidates need healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant. It is also important to practice good oral hygiene and pay regular visits to a dentist. Heavy smokers, people suffering from uncontrolled chronic disorders — such as diabetes or heart disease — or patients who have had radiation therapy to the head/neck area require individual evaluation.

Looking for dental implants in Columbia, MO? Dr. Foote can help you decide if they’re right for you. Make an appointment or call us at (573) 449-2311 to learn more about this procedure.