Losing a tooth can certainly be painful and traumatic. Even if you learn to live with decreased oral function and any possible changes in your appearance, the void in your mouth could potentially cause complications with your dentition.
The nearby teeth could gradually start to change their alignment, this could increase your chances of suffering chipped or fractured teeth in your bite pattern.
Fortunately, Dr. Robert Stemme can often replace a missing tooth by installing a dental implant and an eventual dental crown. In recent years this treatment has quickly become one of the most popular and effective dental restoration methods.
To install the titanium dental implant Dr. Robert Stemme will need to perform a minor oral surgery that often requires sedation. Titanium is ideal for this type of dental restoration, as it has the special ability to gradually integrate with living bone tissues. Once this occurs it will provide you with a strong anchor point for an abutment and a dental crown.
If you live in the Chesterfield, Missouri, area and you have lost a tooth to an untreated cavity, dental trauma, or a treatment based extraction, you should call 314-434-0493 to schedule a dental implant consultation at St. Louis County Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.