Dental implants are surgically-fitted replacements for lost or missing teeth. Furthermore, their biocompatible design and unique placement make this treatment a modern, convenient, and permanent solution for tooth replacement.
Restoring a tooth with a dental implant is a two-step process. We start by surgically placing the implant fixture. This is a minor procedure that Dr. Joost performs right in our Jefferson City office.
The implant fixture functions like the root of your natural teeth, keeping your implant in place. Your body will need a slight adjustment period to complete osseointegration, the bonding process of bone and the implant. Securing the fixture on your jawbone creates a stable foundation for the rest of your implant.
The final step in toward your new smile is attaching the implant crown. We’ll provide a temporary crown to protect the implant while we manufacture your permanent restoration. Once your customized porcelain crown is ready, you’ll come back to our office, and Dr. Joost will complete the implant process by placing your concluding restoration.
Just like a single tooth restoration, we only require two office visits if you’re planning on replacing two or more teeth with new dental implants. If you’re missing more than one tooth, we recommend replacing the gap with a dental implant in order to avoid any of the negative consequences of being toothless.
Dental implants encourage your body to grow healthy jawbone mass and prevent your natural teeth from shifting around. These are just some of the benefits that dental implants offer.
Do you suffer from tooth loss? If you’re missing most of your teeth or a full arch of teeth, Dr. Joost can give you a beautiful restoration that won’t slide or fall out, like traditional dentures. A full-arch restoration uses a single implant-secured prosthetic to offer an entire arch of teeth that look and feel just like your natural ones.
One significant advantage of a full-arch restoration is that you’ll leave our office with a fully functional set of teeth after one office visit. Dr. Joost will then place your permanent restoration as soon as your body has adjusted.
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