The Top 3 Questions About Dental Implants

If You Can't See the Missing Tooth From the Front -- Why Should I Get an Implant?

1. My missing tooth is in the back of my mouth. Why should I invest in an implant when no one can see the space?

When a tooth is missing, the underlying bone no longer has a purpose and begins to shrink. That’s what causes a sunken look around the mouth and jaw. Missing teeth also shift the burden of chewing to remaining teeth, causing them to wear down faster.

2. How does the cost of a dental implants procedure compare to other tooth replacement options?

When comparing tooth replacement options over a span of twenty years, dental implants are often the most cost effective. They last well over 20 years, while a bridge lasts 7-10 years and partials and dentures last an average of 5 years.

3. Am I too old for dental implants?

Age is not a factor. Dental implants are a lifestyle choice, as they affect appearance, eating, confidence, smiling and overall health. Last year, an 80+ year old patient got his dental implants before moving to Florida to continue his active lifestyle.

DENTAL IMPLANT FACT: 90% of all dental implants replace just a single missing tooth.

For more information on dental implants, visit our St Louis Dental Implants website.

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  1. John Gault says:

    Good points Dr. Pete. I also liked your website on dental implants http://www.stlouisdentalimplantsdentist.com. I don’t have any missing teeth and even then my teeth are shifting. So it does make sense that if I have a missing tooth somewhere in my mouth, my teeth will definitely shift, and my other teeth will have to pick up the slack. I have a friend who’s a beautiful woman in her 50s with a missing upper tooth and I can’t for the life of my understand why she won’t DO something about it!

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