When it comes to dental implants, medically-informed neuromuscular diagnostic technology provides Dr. Charles Janes at Innovative Dental of St. Louis with unparalleled insight into the best health and wellness considerations for his Missouri patients.
When you're ready to explore how custom dental implants can improve your health as well as your emotional security, please contact our St. Louis dentistry office online or by telephone at 636-778-3355 to schedule an appointment with LVI-trained cosmetic dentist Dr. Janes. He also is available for second opinions or dental implant replacements.
Why Consider Dental Implants?
There are several options for addressing missing teeth but few are as effective and attractive or boast the likeness to healthy natural teeth as dental implants.
For some restorative dentistry patients — particularly those who do not smoke and have a solid jaw bone structure — dental implants may be their best and only chance for improving the health and beauty of their smile.
Are Dental Implants For You?
During a dental implant consultation, Dr. Janes will survey the following issues:
- The extent of your tooth damage and/or gum disease.
- Your overall health, dental and medical.
- Whether or not you're diabetic or have any other extenuating health conditions.
Thanks to Dr. Janes' ongoing training and practice in advanced dentistry practice and procedure, he is a high-caliber dentist who you want to consult on your dental implant options. Dr. Janes and his staff are prepared to talk with you frankly about the cost of dental implants and whether or not your dental insurance will cover all or a portion of the procedure.
The right candidates will find that dental implants are successful between 90 and 95 percent of the time.
When dental implants do fail, the most common reasons are:
- A broken implant, crown or denture
- Smokers have a higher rate of dental implant failure, which is why Dr. Janes predominantly recommends the procedure for non-smokers.
Dental Implant Step-By-Step
The first step toward your new smile will be preparing your jaw for a dental crowd by surgically drilling a pilot hole into your jaw. After you have properly healed from this procedure, this is where your dental implant will be placed.
Then, the process of anchoring the dental implant to your bone is called osseointegration, and can take several weeks.
Once osseointegration is complete, Dr. Janes can fit your implant with a custom dental crown or dentures.
The best way to learn about the advantages offered by dental implants and to determine whether they are right for you is to book a consultation with Dr. Janes at Innovative Dental of St. Louis: 636-778-3355.