You deserve cutting edge, high quality dental implants. The experts at Boain Dental Care, with their Simply Secure Dentures ™, offer the skill and experience to deliver the care you need and the beautiful results you want.
With our doctors, you can feel comfortable knowing they are knowledgeable and highly skilled in their field. Beyond that, they are always honest and will always keep your best interests in mind. Additionally, our team is professional and positive, creating a fun, enjoyable and exceptional dental experience. We expect the best out of ourselves, and you can expect the very best from us too.
We are one of only a few select dental offices in the St. Louis areas where the entire implant process is handled here in our office. The average dental practice will refer patients to a variety of specialists for implant procedures. Because of our doctors’ specialized training in implant placements, our patients never have to leave the familiar comforts of Boain Dental Care.
What is Implant-Support Denture?
Implant-supported dentures, also known as "overdentures" or simply "dental implants", are dentures that snap into place on top of implants in the jaw. They are often used when a patient no longer has teeth remaining in their mouth but enough bone in their jaw to support implants.
What are the Benefits?
- Looks like natural teeth
- A permanent solution
- Removable for easy cleaning
- Very secure and comfortable
- Significantly improves the ability to chew
- No adhesives or powders required for dentures to stick
- Preserves bone in the jaw
- Restores lip-support
- Helps maintain facial structures
- Minimizes wrinkles
Depending on the number of missing teeth and the health of your gums, there are multiple options for treatment. Our team of highly skilled doctors will perform an evaluation to help you determine the best treatment to fit your needs.
Two implants placed in the jaw, each with a locator attachment onto which the denture will attach. Ideal for patients with limited bone structure in the jaw.
Three implants placed in the jaw, each with a locator attachment onto which the denture will attach. Ideal for patients with adequate bone structure in the jaw.
Four implants placed in the jaw, each with a locator attachment onto which the denture will attach. Ideal for patients with ample bone structure in the jaw.
One single implant placed in the jaw with one abutment and crown. Ideal for patients needing a single tooth replaced.
At our practice, we use the most modern dental technology because it helps with a more accurate diagnosis, gentler care and better results for you. Our technologies include digital x-rays, cone beam scanners, and intraoral cameras, just to name a few. We also have an in-house milling unit that allows us to prepare your custom-fit restorations in a timely and convenient manner.
Cone Beam Imaging — One of our newest technologies, the CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography), is a cutting-edge alternative to the traditional CT scan and an incredible improvement on the traditional x-ray. This machine takes 3D and digital panoramic images of your mouth, allowing us to monitor growth and diagnose problems, as well as view your entire mouth from every angle — in less than 20 seconds!
Previously, we were limited to a two-dimensional view and low-resolution x-rays, which made it harder to detect problems. The CBCT has changed that, making your diagnosis more precise and more accurate than ever before
Digital X-Ray — Digital radiography provides a detailed view of your individual tooth.
Digital x-rays use a digital image capture device in place of traditional film which sends an image immediately to a computer. The result is a highly detailed image of your tooth/teeth. We can enhance the image's contrast and resolution. This image allows us to more easily diagnose dental problems and determine the very best treatment for each case. We can also transmit this image to other dentists and dental specialists, saving you time and money.
This means more safety and better accuracy for you. X-rays are a focused beam of x-ray particles that pass through bone to produce an image on special film, showing clearly the structure through which it passed. This creates the familiar black and white images doctors and dentists use to diagnose problems and diseases. Without an x-ray of the whole tooth and supporting bone and gum tissues, there would be no way to detect infection or pathology that requires attention.
Digital radiography uses an estimated 40-90 percent less radiation than conventional film x-rays. Digital x-rays use a digital image capture device rather in place of traditional film, sending an image immediately to a computer. The result is a highly detailed image of the mouth, and its contrast and resolution can be enhanced to more easily diagnose dental problems and determine the very best treatment for each case.
Advanced Education and Training
The dental industry is constantly changing, and we know how important it is for us to stay on top of the latest trends in dentistry. Our doctors have completed countless hours of additional education and continue to refresh their skills and knowledge in restorative and implant dentistry. They are passionate about remaining highly educated and will never compromise on giving you the best.
Comprehensive Specialized Dentistry
With a background in both restorative and implant dentistry, our doctors can efficiently complete a wide range of high-quality services in one location without the need for you to see multiple specialists for your care. This makes a trip to the dentist an easy and convenient experience!
Our constant goal is to build an open, trusted relationship with our patients, and we know that clear communication is key in making that possible. We see our patients one at a time, so we can take the time to thoroughly explain your oral health needs and treatment options. Your procedures will be explained in detail and all your questions will be answered. Our goal is to help you feel comfortable and confident in your care.
One thing patients love about our practice is our relaxed and welcoming environment. We keep appointments running on time, and our attentive team is professional, yet fun. Because we care about you, we will never push or pressure you into treatment. Rather, we will present your treatment options and provide our honest recommendations so you can make informed, confident decisions regarding your care.
The implant process begins when a metal post is surgically positioned into the jaw. This post will act as a permanent “root” for the implanted tooth. Once it is in place the surrounding bone and tissue need time to heal.
Implant placement requires special training, as it is a surgical procedure. Our team is highly trained in implant placement to meet your dental needs.
Once your implant post has healed, the implant crown or implant-supported dentures will be fitted.
After the metal post is placed for a dental implant, an implant restoration is performed. An implant restoration is typically completed with a replacement crown. An abutment will first be added to your implant, on top of which your new crown will be attached. We will work carefully to ensure that your new crown looks, acts and feels like a natural tooth in your mouth.
A dental implant is an ideal tooth restoration for people who are missing one or more teeth. While implants are typically more expensive than other methods of tooth replacement, they provide superior benefits. Implants are stronger than natural teeth and last many years. They are also a more favorable approach than bridgework because they do not depend on neighboring teeth for support.
For patients missing a majority of their teeth, implant-supported dentures are commonly used. Implant-supported dentures are dentures that are secured in place using implants in the jaw. They are often used when a patient no longer has teeth remaining in their mouth but enough bone in their jaw to support implants. Implant-supported dentures snap into place on top of implants but can be removed for cleaning.
Implant-supported dentures provide a number of benefits and are a great improvement from traditional removable dentures. They do not require any adhesives or powders to help the dentures stick and are very secure and comfortable, significantly improving the ability to chew. Because they preserve bone in the jaw and restore lip-support, implant-supported dentures also help maintain facial structures and minimize wrinkles.
How do implants work?
Through a process known as osseointegration, in which titanium metal is fused with the jawbone, small titanium screws are placed in the jaw via a comfortable outpatient surgical procedure, here in our office. After a period of healing, a crown is then placed over the implant replacing the missing tooth (or teeth). If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime, as opposed to bridges and dentures, which need to be replaced every seven to 15 years.
How can implants help my denture fit better?
We can place implants into a jaw with no remaining teeth and use the posts to act as retaining clips for a denture. After doing so, the bulkier parts of the denture can be trimmed away leaving the patient far more comfortable eating, chewing and speaking. It has literally changed the lives of a number of our patients.
Why are implants the preferred option?
- Completely natural-looking option
- Nothing to ever put in or take out
- Allow for normal flossing and home care
- No chance of damage to adjacent teeth or bone structure
We Are Committed To High Quality, Affordable Dental Care.
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Payment is required at the time services are performed. Other financial arrangements are available when extensive dental care is necessary, or when the dentistry performed exceeds your budget or insurance benefits. We will be sensitive to your financial circumstances within the framework of sound business practices.
We understand that unexpected dental bills can strain finances. If this happens to you, don't hesitate to call us at (913) 299-6500 for our Kansas City, MO office or call (314) 921-3500 for our Florissant, MO Office Location. If you keep the line of communication open with us, we will be able to work out an acceptable arrangement.
For questions about payment and financing, please contact our office. We are happy to help!