Patients who are faced with tooth loss or extraction need to work with a dental provider to quickly replace these teeth for function, oral health, and beauty. Our team at The DentaLink of Ballwin and St. Louis, Missouri, including Drs. Allan Link and Andrew Link, work with patients to help them determine which restorative treatments are most appropriate for their unique needs. Implant dentistry is a service provided that places and restores dental implants. We educate patients on the purpose of dental implants and their many benefits. If you are interested in implants or the procedure needed to obtain them, continue on!
Drs. Allan Link and Andrew Link of The DentaLink describe dental implants as tooth replacement options made of titanium or ceramic. These small posts are surgically placed into the jaw to hold a replacement crown or bridge in place. Dental implants are the perfect option for those patients who are in good overall oral health and have lost one or several teeth from periodontal disease, an injury, or other reasons.
There are many benefits to choosing dental implants over alternative tooth replacement options. Dental implants are:
Additionally, dental implants can help you to:
The dental implant procedure starts with your initial consultation with the dentist or oral surgeon. During this visit, they will evaluate your mouth, teeth, and jawbone to determine if you are a proper candidate for dental implants. If you are, they will develop a treatment plan specifically for you.
Next, the implants will be surgically placed into your jawbone. Once the implants have bonded with the bone, which can take several months, our dentists will attach the replacement teeth to the implants. The entire process may take a few months to complete, but it is typically worth the wait for the many advantages that dental implants provide!
The best candidates for dental implants are:
If you are considering implant dentistry services and want to work with the team at The DentaLink, call Drs. Allan Link and Andrew Link at one of the two locations in the areas of Ballwin and St. Louis, MO. They are open to new and existing patients ready for comprehensive dentistry at a state-of-the-art dental facility in the community.
At the DentalLink, you will be taken care of under the expert guidance of Dr. Allan Link and Dr. Andrew “Drew” Link. A dynamic duo who seek to provide the people of their community with sustainable health remedies and care.
Bringing with him 35 plus years of providing oral care, Dr. Allan Link is a proud alumnus of Duke University and the Washington University School of Dental Medicine.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Dr. Andrew Link studied at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and has been recognized by medical associations such as the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association.