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Dental Implants

Procedure of Implants

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A dental implant is the ideal solution for a missing tooth. A tiny, biocompatible (your body readily accepts it) titanium screw is placed into the jawbone where it integrates solidly to mimic the root of your tooth. Then an abutment, a post, is inserted into the implant. Finally, a restoration – a durable, natural-looking dental crown is attached to the abutment. The results looks and functions just like a real tooth.

This procedure usually requires several coordinated trips to your general dentist and an oral surgeon. However, TheDentaLink is your one-stop shop for dental implants. Dr. Allan Link performs the implant placement and the restoration. You have the comfort seeking treatment from gentle staff you already know and trust, and you save money! Many times our fee is at least $1,000 less than the cost of using an oral surgeon and a general dentist.

There are several types of dental implants:

Traditional implants do not decay, they resist gum disease, and conserve healthy structure of adjoining teeth (there's no need to grind down the teeth on either side, as required for a bridge). Implants call for only your good, regular oral hygiene – brushing, flossing, and regular professional cleaning and examination visits. A traditional implant can be used to replace a single missing tooth, a whole arch, or all of your teeth as a permanent alternative to dentures. Using implants to secure dentures can be a life-changing improvement in stability for a denture wearer. We offer two-implant removable snap-ons; or four or more implants to permanently affix dentures.

Mini dental implants (MDIs) allow cost-effective denture stability previously unavailable for those with bone loss. You can wear your dentures the same day your minis are placed! MDIs are economical and conservative, and can be used to replace missing teeth as well as securing dentures. They are approved by the FDA for long-term use.

Dental implants are customized to your smile, natural-looking, functional, reliable, and beautiful. For dental implants in St. Louis, turn to TheDentaLink. At our Ballwin and South County offices, you'll get safe, affordable implant procedures in a comfortable family environment. 

Types of Implants

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Tooth replacement is a common restorative procedure performed at TheDentaLink, LLC. Dr. Allan Link and his team provide a number of ways for patients to repair their smile after tooth loss, including dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants. Dental implants are titanium posts dentists use to act as a natural tooth root and restore with dental crowns over the top for beauty and function.

Dental implants are chosen by our patients for their smiles because they last a lifetime. The implants are placed into the bone of the jaw, giving them stability and strength. Implants are made of titanium, a metal biocompatible with the body. When placed, the implant stimulates the process of osseointegration in which the bone grows around the restoration. This gives it strength no other restoration can obtain from the body in the same way. Patients who take good care of their smiles with brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits enjoy their implants for a long, long time.

There are two types of dental implants available at the practice of Dr. Allan Link including traditional dental implants and mini implants.

Traditional Implants
Traditional dental implants require a significant portion of bone in place before the procedure can be done. These implants are larger than mini implants. They require some time for osseointegration to occur before they can be restored with a dental crown, bridge, or denture.

Mini Implants
Mini implants are dental implants smaller than the traditional kind. They are placed in areas where there is not very much bone. Mini implants are restored on the same day they are placed. They are commonly used for patients interested in implant-supported dentures.

Dr. Allan Link and his team of professionals are here to assist patients in the areas of Saint Louis and Ballwin, Missouri with restoring their smiles. Contact TheDentaLink, LLC today to book a consultation appointment with our staff and learn more about the advantages of using dental implants within the smile for tooth restoration. We happily accept new patients as well as existing families into our practice.

Mini Implants

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Dr. Allan Link of the Ballwin and Saint Louis area encourages families to visit to learn all TheDentaLink, LLC has to offer. From general dentistry to restorative services, our team is dedicated to assisting patients with a wide range of dental concerns. When patients require assistance in replacing missing teeth, our team has found many individuals choose a solution called dental implants.

Dental implants are restorations used to replace one or more teeth. They are extremely versatile, strong, and durable. These titanium posts are made for placement into the jawbone and are restored with a denture, dental bridge, or a dental crown. The restoration chosen varies based on the needs of the patient.

There are two types of dental implants, including traditional implants and the smaller mini implant. The mini implant is a smaller restoration than a traditional implant to be used in situations where there is less bone. The process of osseointegration does not need to occur before restoring the implant, allowing individuals to complete their implant the same day it is placed. Most mini implants are used in situations when patients want to stabilize dentures. The procedure requires several mini implants to be placed along the dental arch and used alongside the denture to snap in place.

Mini implants require a procedure for placement into the bone of the jaw. This is done under proper anesthetics and sedation, if necessary. During the healing period, patients need to take great care in cleaning their teeth to reduce their chance of infection. Post-surgical instructions are sent home with patients with advice on how to care for their smile during this time.

Mini implants are extremely versatile. These titanium posts are biocompatible with the body and provide a way for patients to enjoy stable, long-term restorations. If you reside in the areas of Ballwin or Saint Louis and want to find out if mini implants can be used in your smile, contact the team of TheDentaLink, LLC today and book an appointment with Dr. Allan Link. Our staff is here to help in deciding the best possible solution to your dental health care needs.