Your dentist may have just told you how much dental implants cost and you were turned off immediately. It’s important to know what’s included in these costs for you to determine if dental implants are right for you. Find out from Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in St. Louis if dental implants are worth the cost in your opinion.

Permanent Solution

When it comes to restorative dentistry options, the only permanent solution for missing teeth is dental implants. Dental bridges and dentures eventually need to be replaced while dental implants are secured in your jaw, expected to last you the rest of your life. Dental implants consist of a titanium post inserted into your jaw, where a dental crown, dentures, or dental bridge is then attached. Most dental crowns can actually last as long as the dental implant if they are well cared for, however, dental bridges and dentures will need to be replaced after a number of years. The dental crown acts as a tooth root, allowing your tooth replacement to have a permanent fixture in your mouth without you needed to worry if it will fall out or not.

Generates Bone Mass Growth

Another reason dental implants are worth the cost is that they tell the bone mass in your jaw to continue growing. Usually, when a tooth is pulled, the bone mass in the jaw begins to deplete, leaving you with a sagging face. This can make you look older than you actually are and cause problems in your mouth. Without a replacement tooth, your other teeth will begin to shift to fill in the empty space. Dental implants help regenerate that bone mass growth in your jaw, preventing a sagging face and overall help you keep your youthful appearance.


One of the reasons patients will opt for dental implants instead of dentures is because of the increased support and stability. When you have dental implants with dentures or a dental crown attached, you won’t fear your restoration falling out when you take a bite into something hard. This is because your restoration is secured completely to the dental implant. Your restoration cannot be removed without a dentist, making this the best solution for you if you want something similar to your natural teeth. Your restorations will also feel stable when you speak at all times. A lot of patients fear their dentures falling out of their mouth while giving a speech or at other uncomfortable times, but this is out of the question with dental implants.

Schedule a Dental Implants Consultation Today

Learn if dental implants are the right solution for you when you schedule a consultation with Dr. Schmidt at Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in St. Louis. We will let you know if dental implants are the right solution for your missing teeth and walk you through the procedure and payment process. Set up your appointment by calling our St. Louis dental office at 314-968-7979 or by filling out our online contact form.