High-Quality Dental Implant Restorations Improve Your Smile
Dental implants are natural-looking prosthetic teeth
that Dr. Boscia uses to permanently restore the gaps in your smile.
They’re surgically attached, so they’ll never move around while you’re talking or eating.
With implants, you’ll enjoy the freedom to live life on your terms.
Whether you’re looking to restore one or more missing teeth or even a whole arch,
Dr. Boscia has an implant solution for you.
Reasons to Get Dental Implants
The Dental Implant Process
The dental implant process begins with your consultation with Dr. Boscia. He’ll listen to your concerns and perform a thorough examination of your smile. He’ll also explain every step of the process so you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about your care.
If you and Dr. Boscia decide that dental implants are the way to go, he’ll create a treatment plan suited to your individual needs. Dr. Boscia will provide all the treatment you need to restore your smile with dental implants right here at our office in Lake St. Louis, MO.
Placing dental implants requires a minor surgical procedure followed by a brief recovery period. Once your body is fully acclimated to the dental implant, Dr. Boscia will attach the crown, completing your new smile.
The crown is the only part of the implant that your friends will see. It’s made from porcelain, a durable and attractive material that reacts to light the same way your natural teeth do.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants don’t just look fantastic — they also provide health benefits you won’t get with any other restoration. That’s because they stimulate healthy jawbone growth and prevent your remaining natural teeth from moving around.
Additional advantages you get with dental implants include:
- They’re custom-made to match your smile
- Boost your self-esteem
- Improve your ability to speak clearly
- Durable and long lasting
- Comfortable and easy to care for
- No more restrictions on what you can eat
Dental Implant FAQs
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement solution designed to last a lifetime with proper oral care and regular checkups to our office. Each implant acts like your natural tooth root to provide support and durability for your restoration.
Made of a biocompatible material, dental implants fuse naturally to your jawbone to help regenerate lost bone density. This improves your overall health and enhances your facial appearance as it reduces wrinkling and defines jawlines.
How much do dental implants cost?
The cost of your dental implant treatment depends on a variety of factors and is different for each patient. Things that will affect the price of your procedure include:
- How many implants are needed
- Supplementary procedures
- The condition of your oral health
- What your insurance will cover
You can get a more precise estimate of your dental implant treatment during your consultation with Dr. Boscia after he examines your dental health.
How do you take care of your dental implants after the procedure?
Caring for your dental implants can directly impact the success of your treatment. Immediate post-op care, maintaining good oral hygiene, using the right products, and visiting our St. Lake Louis for regular checkups.
Following your procedure, you should:
- Avoid eating hard foods
- Rinse regularly with warm salt water
- Don’t use a straw or spit
- Refrain from smoking or drinking alcohol
Additionally, your hygiene routine should be the same as with your natural teeth. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush, a gentle toothpaste, nylon-coated floss, and avoid mouthwash that contains alcohol as an ingredient.
Are dental implants safe?
Yes, dental implants are a safe solution for tooth loss that offers many benefits. Since each implant is made of the biocompatible titanium material, you’ll tooth replacement will feel and function just like a natural tooth.
Dental implants reinstate functionality so you can eat and speak with ease, protect your mouth from infection and disease, strengthens your jawbone, enhances your appearance, and boosts your confidence.
Does insurance cover my dental implants procedure?
Typically, insurance will cover a portion of your dental implant procedure, but not the entire cost. Dental implants are a restorative treatment for your health, so most providers may cover up to half of the procedure.
If you don’t have dental insurance and are worried about paying for your treatment, we offer an in-house membership payment plan, as well as work with other financial programs that can help with the costs. You can receive the care you need with a peace of mind.
What do I do in the event of a complication with my dental implants?
If you encounter a complication with your dental implant, you should give our team a call immediately so we can get you in for an exam – (636) 625-1225. Dr. Boscia will need to check your implant area and restoration to see if they have become loose or become infected.
Once we get you in for an appointment, we’ll be able to restore your problem back to health and function.