Compared to other tooth restoration options, dental implants boast a high success rate (around 95-98%). Like any other treatment however, success typically varies from patient to patient and depends in large part on a patient’s specific health and how closely they follow their after-surgery instructions. During your consultation, Dr. Joost will evaluate your condition to ensure that you have the highest rate of success possible.
Unlike your natural teeth, dental implants are completely immune to the usual tooth health issues like cavities or enamel wear. However, patients are still vulnerable to dental health problems such as gum disease or peri-implant disease. Comprehensive oral hygiene at home and regular dental exams and professional cleaning from our Jefferson City, MO dentist can help protect your smile from these problems.
While existing dentures cannot be transformed into dental implants, Dr. Talva Grundstrom Joost can provide you with an implant denture. Much like a traditional denture, this prosthetic replaces all or most missing teeth in your smile. However, rather than relying on special adhesive or suction to hold the denture in place, the prosthetic is attached to a set of strategically placed dental implants. With implant dentures, patients receive the best of both worlds.
On average, the entire dental implant process takes anywhere from three to six months. This time frame depends largely on each patient, as those who need supplemental procedures before being able to move forward with the implant procedure may need extra time for their mouth to heal before it can support their dental implants. As we create your unique treatment plan, our implant dentist will also provide you with a personalized timeline of care.
Whether you’re simply considering your tooth replacement options or getting ready to choose a dental implant provider, Central Dental Care is here to help. Call our Jefferson City, MO implant dentist today to schedule your consultation and have your implant questions answered today!
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