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Single-Tooth Implants in St. Louis, MO

Advanced Implant Solutions with Dr. Chris Hill

In his practice at Smile On Dental Studio in St. Louis, MO, Dr. Chris Hill specializes in single-tooth implants, offering an innovative and reliable method of replacing missing teeth with a natural-looking and durable option.

The Challenges of Missing Teeth

Missing a tooth can lead to several complications beyond the apparent gap in your smile. These can include:

Shifting Teeth

Adjacent teeth may move into the space, causing misalignment.

Bone Loss

The jawbone may deteriorate over time without the stimulation from the missing tooth root.

Chewing Difficulties

It can become more challenging to chew food properly, affecting your diet and nutrition.

Speech Problems

Gaps can affect your ability to pronounce certain words correctly.

Single Tooth Implants: A Superior Solution

Dr. Chris Hill uses single-tooth implants to address these issues effectively. This advanced dental procedure offers several key benefits:

Natural Appearance

The implant is designed to look, feel, and function like a natural tooth.

Bone Preservation

The implant helps preserve the jawbone, preventing bone loss and maintaining facial structure.


Implants can last a lifetime if properly cared for, making them a permanent solution compared to other options like bridges or dentures.

The Implant Process

The process of getting a single-tooth implant with Dr. Hill involves several essential steps:

Initial Consultation

Assess your dental needs and review your dental history.

Implant Placement

The titanium post that serves as the tooth’s root is surgically implanted into the jaw.

Healing Period

The implant is fused to the jawbone over several months.

Abutment Placement

The implant is attached to a small connector, which holds the new tooth in place.

Crown Placement

Finally, a custom-made crown is attached to the abutment, completing the restoration.

Comprehensive Benefits

Single-tooth implants not only restore functionality but also improve overall oral health and aesthetics:

Enhanced Confidence

Enjoy a complete, confident smile without worrying about visible gaps.

Improved Oral Health

Implants help maintain the alignment of your teeth and support oral hygiene.

Better Quality of Life

Chewing, speaking, and smiling are easier and more comfortable with a single tooth implant.


Frequently Asked Questions

Most individuals missing a single tooth and in good general and oral health are candidates for implants. A consultation with Dr. Hill will determine if you are a suitable candidate.

The entire process can take several months, from initial consultation to the final crown placement, depending on the individual healing rate and any preparatory procedures needed.

Single-tooth implants are designed to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, making them virtually indistinguishable.

The price will depend on the individual’s needs and any additional treatments required. After the initial consultation, Dr. Hill provides a detailed estimate.

Why Choose Dr. Chris Hill?

Dr. Chris Hill’s expertise in implant dentistry ensures that each patient receives a personalized and effective treatment plan. Using the latest technology and techniques, Dr. Hill provides implant solutions that are comfortable, efficient, and designed to last.

Schedule Your Implant Consultation

Explore the benefits of single-tooth implants with Dr. Chris Hill at Smile On Dental Studio. Whether you’re looking to replace a missing tooth or improve your overall dental health, our treatments are tailored to meet your needs. Call us at 314-862-7007 to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a healthier, more attractive smile.

Schedule a Dental Consultation in St. Louis

Smile On Dental Studio provides a full range of dental services to help you achieve the smile you deserve. Whether you need a complete smile makeover or your regular checkup, we perform dentistry with precision and unwavering attention to detail.

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