At Pro Dental Concepts our St. Charles dentist practices cosmetic and restorative dentistry as well as general dentistry in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Although many people are missing teeth, thanks to advances in dental technology, dental implants allow patients to once again have a full set of teeth. Dental implants replace missing teeth in a more permanent way by providing a stable and durable anchor for an artificial tooth to be placed over, creating a durable and real artificial tooth.
Implants are the perfect solution to replacing teeth. Our St. Charles dentist implants small posts made from titanium directly into the bone of the jaw. Once implanted, these titanium posts are stronger than the natural root of a tooth, being durable and never in need of a root canal or filling. Implants also help maintain the shape of the jawline and can greatly improve facial aesthetics by filling in the jawline. Empty spaces in the jaw can create gaps and holes, which warp the jawline over time as it begins to sink in, and implants help to fill this back.
Implants can be completed by our St. Charles dentist in one to two surgical procedures at our offices. Afterwards, a healing period of two to three months is given, so the implant can fuse to the jawbone. During this time a diet of soft foods should be eaten in order to protect the implant site. Once the site is healed and the artificial tooth installed the patient can go back to eating foods they enjoy again. Many patients are extremely happy with implants, as they allow them to chew better and eat all different kinds of foods once again. For more information on how implants can change your life, call our offices today. Our friendly staff will be happy to help you schedule an appointment, learn more about implants, or answer questions.
St. Charles Invisalign
Invisalign is the perfect solution for those who don’t want the visibility of traditional braces. Invisalign’s clear plastic aligners are virtually undetectable and invisible to most people, making them a perfect choice for both teenagers and adults alike. Invisalign is easy to use and economical. Ask us about payment options as well. For more information on St. Charles Invisalign, call Pro Dental Concepts today. We offer traditional and clear braces along with general orthodontics and restorative dentistry in a fun and relaxed atmosphere that all our patients can enjoy.
Invisalign treatment consists of a series of clear plastic aligners that are specially fitted for teeth. Over time, teeth move gently into place with each new set of aligners. The braces are taken out for eating, flossing and drinking and can also be removed for special occasions such as weddings, ceremonies and photos. Invisalign uses no fixed metal brackets or wires, so they are easy to place in the mouth. Traditional braces use hardware and wires to tighten the teeth, and this can soreness or headaches. St. Charles Invisalign is created by mapping out the teeth and mouth and then creating a set of aligners using computer generated graphics. The first set of aligners are given to the patient to wear for two weeks. After the two weeks is up, the next set is given. This allows the teeth to move gently into position over time until the entire process is completed.
Invisalign treatment takes a year or more, about the same amount of time as traditional braces. Many patients are very happy with their St. Charles Invisalign treatment after it’s completed, and experience no problems whatsoever. Invisalign is created for teenagers and adults, so call our offices today to learn more about this procedure and how it can help you get straighter, whiter and brighter teeth today.