Dental implants are a fantastic solution for anyone missing a tooth, whether due to damage or decay. At Central Dental Care, our implants are made of three parts: the fixture, the abutment, and the crown.
While the three pieces work together, your implant stays secure in your jawbone because of the titanium fixture. Titanium is an extremely durable metal that’s biocompatible, so your body will accept it.
Beyond the long-lasting stability provided by the implant fixture, patients love their implant because of its natural care regimen. By brushing twice a day, flossing after meals, and visiting Dr. Joost for routine checkups, your implant could last longer than the rest of your smile.
Some of our patients currently use dentures and want a more reliable option. Dental implants look, feel, and function like your natural teeth, so you can get back to doing the things you love without worrying about embarrassing yourself.
Moreover, any gap in your smile can cause speech impediments, infection, and awkward first impressions. Dental implants can set you up for success because we craft the crown from porcelain. Porcelain is a durable, tooth-colored material that can withstand the bite forces and pressure produced by your jaw. Best yet, the crown is the only portion of the restoration that your friends and family will see.
By selecting dental implants as your tooth-replacement option, you’re investing in natural speech, stunning aesthetics, and tooth-like function for your smile.
All of our restorative treatments (E.g., dentures, crowns, and bridges) improve the way your smile looks, but dental implants are the only one that reverses the adverse effects of tooth loss.
Unlike conventional bridges, when you repair your smile with dental implants, we won’t need to strip the enamel from your adjacent teeth. This option leaves the neighboring teeth whole, setting your smile up for long-term prosperity.
When you leave gaps unattended in your smile, they begin to wreak havoc. Your natural teeth will shift out of place, and your jawbone starts to deteriorate. Fortunately, dental implants stimulate healthy jawbone growth. The implant fixture that Dr. Joost secures in your jawbone will act as a placeholder for your missing tooth while preventing others from moving.
Still unsure which treatment option is best for you? Give us a call. The talented and knowledgeable staff at our Jefferson City, MO office can help you determine which plan of action is best for your smile goals. Get started today by scheduling an initial consultation, where we’re more than happy to discuss the best procedure for your individual needs.
Dr. Talva Grundstrom Joost
2022 William Street
Jefferson City, MO
Monday: 8AM – 4PM
Tuesday: 8AM – 4PM
Wednesday: 9AM – 5PM
Thursday: 8AM – 4PM
Friday: 8AM – 1PM