How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants are an excellent option to replace missing teeth. Unlike other options which can be bulky or that move, or others that require the removal of healthy tooth structure to stabilize a replacement tooth, implants are placed in the bone like a natural tooth root.

They can then be used to support individual teeth, a multiple-tooth bridge, or even an entire set of teeth. Once your condition and needs are evaluated, the implant or implants are placed. It takes some time for these to integrate or fuse with the bone.

Once this occurs, adding teeth to the implants happens relatively quickly. Dental implants last a long time with proper teeth cleaning and care and will never experience decay. Give our office a call to see what we can do to help you. Our phone number is (573) 449-2311. You can also contact us by visiting our contact page and filling out a brief form.