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5 Reasons Why Dental Implants are the Gold Standard in Replacing Missing Teeth

If you’re missing teeth and are considering dental implants, call Legacy Dental at (636) 203-7519. 

Have you ever met someone who smiles without showing any teeth? Chances are, they are hiding missing teeth and are so embarrassed that they’ll do anything not to reveal the gaping hole where their teeth should be.

Missing teeth are a fact of life for millions of Americans. In fact, according to the American College of Prosthodontists,120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and, shockingly, 36 million Americans don’t have any teeth at all. Although the numbers are staggering, missing teeth are far from a life sentence of continuously awkward moments. 

Some people will get dentures or dental bridges to address their missing teeth, but are they are not always the best options? At Legacy Dental in Ballwin, Missouri, Dr. Amanda Darling has improved the smiles and oral health of many patients using state-of-the-art dental implants.

She offers an overview of why today’s dental implants are an amazing option for replacing missing teeth.

Natural and long-lasting

One of the major benefits of dental implants is that during the treatment process, the dental implants actually fuse to your jawbone. They look, feel and act like your own natural teeth once did. An added perk is that through proper at-home care, brushing and flossing, and professional cleanings they can last a lifetime. Dentures and dental bridges typically last about 7-15 years. Talk about the ultimate do-over.

Two-appointment process

Remarkably the dental implant treatment process transpires over just two visits — all under one roof. Dr. Darling uses all the best technology to make the implant procedure as efficient and comfortable for you as possible. The dentist uses a flapless and drill-less dental surgery process to place dental implants quickly. This less invasive method expedites recovery time.


Local lidocaine injections and sedation dentistry make you comfortable throughout the process. The practice also uses laser therapy to enhance the healing process as well as to minimize pain, bruising and swelling. Once the implants fuse to the jawbone, you come back for the second and final visit. That’s when crowns are permanently bonded to each implant post created to replace missing teeth. You leave with a beautiful set of teeth and a renewed outlook on life.

No gooey adhesives or slipping and sliding

Since dental implants are permanently fixed in your jawbone just like natural teeth, you don’t have to deal with taking them out to clean them. Or, better yet, there’s no messing with sticky adhesives to keep them in place. That’s right — unlike denture wearers, you don’t have to worry about slipping and sliding issues.

More convenient and comfortable

Dental implants are your second-chance permanent teeth, and they’ll look, feel and act like your natural teeth once did. The comfort and convenience are so great that you’ll wonder why you waited to replace your missing teeth, and you might well forget that you weren’t born with your implanted teeth.

Speak and eat with confidence again

Teeth have an obviously vital role in the mechanics of chewing and eating, but they also allow us to form words and speak properly. Dental implants can restore that important function and give you a boost of confidence so you’ll be proud to smile again.

If you’re missing teeth and are considering dental implants, call Legacy Dental at (636) 203-7519. 

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