If you are wanting a full and confident smile or to regain the ability to eat and speak naturally, dental implants may be the advanced treatment option you are looking for. The specialists at The Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery have served Southeast Missouri for over 35 years promoting cutting-edge implant therapy.
At the Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, our Doctors use 3D-Image Guided Surgery – the most advanced implant surgery system. Three dimensional CAT scan imaging and computer-guided surgical technology makes it possible for our oral surgeons to work with your restorative dentist to plan the best treatment for you. This system provides minimally invasive and more precise dental implant placement during surgery.
When preparing for dental implants, many patients will either have immediate placement or delayed placement of their implants. A patient who has good bone quality would be a good candidate for immediate placement.
Delayed placement is for those with less than good bone quality. Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. In these situations, many patients are not candidates for placement of dental implants. Today, we have the ability to grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance.