16 Junction Drive West, Suite 101,
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
A dentist is holding a dental implant 3d model.

Dental Implants in Glen Carbon, IL

Tooth loss can leave you feeling embarrassed. In addition to impacting your appearance, tooth loss also negatively affects how you can bite, chew, and speak. At Kellerman Dental in Glen Carbon, IL, we help patients with various tooth replacement options that include dental implants. Dental implants are widely thought to be the ‘gold standard’ in tooth replacement for their ability to restore functionality and appearance.

What are dental implants?

Millions of Americans suffer from permanent tooth loss. The most common reasons are advanced decay, periodontal disease, or trauma. Decades ago, the only options for replacing missing teeth were dentures or bridges. While both options have come a long way with advanced dental technology, they still have their challenges.

Dental implants replace the missing tooth root in the jawbone. This integration into the bone creates a stable, durable foundation for the final restoration, which can be removable or fixed artificial teeth.

Implants at Kellerman Dental

Implants at Kellerman Dental

Dental implants are really versatile. They can do a lot of different jobs to help you restore your oral health. They can replace one or two teeth that stand alone or they can help hold a denture in. And the cool thing about dental implants are the ease of which we can perform them. I had an implant because I had a tooth that failed. It really was much easier than I ever thought, and then it didn’t hurt at all. So I was really impressed with not only the procedure, how it went, but also the recovery. It was just fantastic. Dental implants are basically a titanium screw that is put into your jaw. Your body does a really cool thing where it actually bonds to that implant, so then we’re able to put a crown and a tooth on top of that implant and it is the best replacement option for your teeth. The healing process was so fast. I mean, it was just amazing. So I would recommend anybody on the fence come see Dr. Kellerman and he will make it good for you. One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is hearing people’s success stories after their implants have been completed. They tell me about how they’re able to enjoy the foods they’ve used to enjoy and now they can enjoy again. How they’re able to smile with confidence again because they’re missing tooth has been replaced, and just to see their faces light up when they have that part of their life back is really unbelievable.

Benefits of dental implants

  • Natural appearance – Dental implants are intended to be as close to natural teeth as possible. The integration into the jawbone makes them a permanent restoration.
  • Improved functionality – If you have dentures, you may already be aware that they can create challenges when eating and speaking. Dentures are held in place with either adhesive or suction, which means there is potential for them to slip. Dental implants allow you to eat and speak with confidence.
  • Improved oral health – Dental implants do not require alteration to healthy teeth, and because they are rooted in the bone, they prevent deterioration, which can lead to further tooth loss.
  • Longevity – With good oral care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
  • Restored self-esteem – When you look in the mirror at your new dental implants, it will restore your confidence to smile.

Types of dental implants

There are two main types of implants: conventional and mini. The main difference between the two is the size, with mini implants being about half the diameter. Choosing which one is right for you depends on the health of your bone, oral habits, long-term goals, and budget. We will work with you to choose which option is best to restore your smile.

Restore your smile today with dental implants

Don’t spend another day hiding your smile because of tooth loss. Call Kellerman Dental in Glen Carbon, IL, at (618) 228-3100 to determine if dental implants are right for you. Kellerman Dental is proud to serve the towns of Edwardsville, Troy, Maryville, Collinsville, and Granite City.

Dental implants at Kellerman Dental explained by Dr. Kevin Kellerman

Dental implants at Kellerman Dental explained by Dr. Kevin Kellerman

What is a dental implant?

Hi, I’m Dr. Kevin Kellerman from Kellerman Dental, and today I want to talk to you about dental implants.

If you are missing any teeth or have a loose denture that you would like to fit/feel better, dental implants may be a great choice for you.

A dental implant is the best option we have in dentistry to replace a missing natural tooth.

How is a dental implant placed?

We place a small titanium post under the gums to serve as the root of your new tooth. Once we place the dental implant under the gums, we allow a few months for that implant to become nice and secure.

After a couple of months, we place a new tooth on top of the implant. A dental implant is convenient because it looks like your natural tooth and is secure.

What are the benefits of using dental implants in dentures?

Another good option for dental implants is to help hold in a full or partial denture.

If you struggle with dentures that don’t fit well, cause sores or become loose, then dental implants may be the solution you’re looking for.

Dental implants can secure a denture just like your natural teeth are secure in the gums.

Call us today to make an appointment and get your smile complete with dental implants.

Dr. Kevin Kellerman

Dr. Kevin Kellerman is an alumnus of Pinckneyville Community High School, Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, and SIUE School of Dental Medicine from where he obtained his doctorate.

A full-time dental practitioner, he also lectures on various topics. He is affiliated with many professional bodies including the American Academy of Implant DentistryAmerican Orthodontic SocietyAcademy of General DentistryAmerican Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Association, and the Glen Carbon/Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Kellerman and team are known for higher levels of service and patient care and for utilizing advanced technologies in treatments. He also participates in community projects and believes in giving back to the community that he serves.

Success Stories