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Restore your ability to eat what you want with State-of-the–art dental implants from St. Louis Prosthodontics.

Dental implants are an excellent way to replace one or many teeth. They offer you a fixed solution, eliminating the need for complete dentures or fussing with removable partials, and they provide excellent chewing ability.

What exactly are dental implants?
A dental implant, made of titanium, is a small, screw-like cylinder that replaces the root portion of the missing tooth. It’s placed in the bone of the jaw and serves as an anchor for the replacement tooth or denture.

 

Dental implants are recommended for the
following reasons:


• Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
• Replace congenitally missing teeth
• Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space
• Restore a patient’s confident smile
• Restore chewing, digestion and speech
• Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable
• Help preserve the jawbone to prevent bone loss and the appearance of premature aging

Dr. Shea is a dental implant expert.
Think of Dr. Shea as your dental architect. As a specialist in restorative dentistry, he has the unique skills to design and execute the blueprint for your dental implants. Dr. Shea is a highly skilled prosthodontist, offering you more than 20 years of experience, knowledge and technical excellence. He stays on the leading edge of dental implant procedures through on-going education, training and certification.

Precise, planning assures your dental success.
Dr. Shea is an expert at understanding which type of implants will work best for you – which will allow you to eat what you want and deliver a "light-up-the-room" smile. Together with other specialty dentists he will develop the right plan to ensure that your dental implants are very strong, stable and will last many years.


We even offer permanent teeth-in-a-day.

You’ve heard ads on the radio or TV about implants and permanent dentures completed in a single day. In fact, it’s an option Dr. Shea offers too, in cases where it is an appropriate way to get you the results and function you need.

So if the idea of getting permanent teeth in a day sounds interesting to you, ask Dr. Shea for details when you come in to see him.

But keep in mind, we want to make sure you get the right care for your needs, so if this program is not right for you Dr. Shea will explain exactly why and offer you the correct solution.

For more information about dental implants please contact us. Or to make an appointment call us at (314) 822-9446 or use the online appointment request form.