Dental Implants

Dental Implant Surgery

Dr. Reza Movahed at the Mid America Oral Surgery & Implant Center is the Midwest’s premier dental implant specialist, providing long-lasting results that make a difference both cosmetically and for your overall health. Whether you need to replace one tooth or all your teeth, Dr. Movahed has the experience and skills you can trust.

The dental implant procedure is simpler than it sounds, and many patients experience no pain during the surgery and little discomfort during the recovery process.

What is the Dental Implant Procedure Process?

What is the Dental Implant Procedure Process?Dental implants offer a long-term replacement for missing teeth and are the next best thing to maintain your natural teeth, helping you retain your smile and health.

Typically, dental implant surgery is staged as follows:

• Removal of the damaged tooth
• The jaw is prepared for surgery
• If necessary, a bone graft is performed
• The jawbone heals
• The implant is placed
• Tissue heals
• Molds of your teeth & jawbone are taken
• The replacement tooth or teeth is placed

The entire dental implant procedure may take several months from start to finish to allow for proper integration of the implant into your existing jawline.

Before surgery takes place at Mid America Oral Surgery and Implant Center, Dr. Movahed performs a thorough examination that may include clinical tests to determine the extent of a patient’s condition. From there, a plan for surgery and recovery is discussed.

Why Consider Dental Implant Surgery?

A missing tooth can affect your bite, speech and eating choices and cause pain and discomfort to your jaw joints.

Dental implant surgery is preferable in most cases over simpler options like bridges, because no additional teeth are altered during the procedure and they last a lifetime – compared to bridges, which need to be replaced periodically.

Dental implant surgery is not an option for everyone. Implants require healthy gums and a lifelong commitment to practicing healthy dental habits.

For some patients,  Zygomatic implants may be an option. Zygomatic implants are a newer alternative to grafting and sinus lift procedures, and often result in a shorter treatment period. Learn more.

Learn More About Dental Implant Surgery with Dr. Movahed

Exploring dental implant surgery? Dr. Movahed is a dental implant specialist in the St. Louis area and would like to help you discover your options and improve your quality of life. Request an appointment today.