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Visit Us in St. Joseph for Dental Implants.

The Strongest Way to Replace Teeth.

Missing teeth can be the source of numerous problems such as trouble biting into food, problems chewing, and difficulty speaking clearly, not to mention the basic sense of self-consciousness that comes from smiling with an obviously missing tooth. Also, when a tooth is missing for a length of time, unsupported teeth can shift into the gap and bone loss can occur in the jaw. That’s why Dr. Bratton is pleased to offer implant dentistry in St. Joseph. It’s the best option for replacing a missing tooth with a strong, great-looking artificial tooth, and Bratton Dental Co. has a lot of experience to offer.

What is an implant procedure?

A dental implant combines an artificial root with an artificial tooth (a crown) to replace a missing tooth. The process starts with a consultation to determine if a dental implant is your best option for replacing that missing tooth. Should Dr. Bratton determine it is, and you decide to pursue the implant option, the doctor will refer you to a trusted oral surgeon colleague who will secure a titanium rod into your jaw; that essentially acts as a root for the eventual replacement tooth. Once that procedure heals and the rod is firmly in place, you’ll return to Bratton Dental Co., where a custom-made crown will be created to match your existing teeth and is then attached to the rod for a firm, strong replacement that looks as good and functions as well as the tooth you lost.

What are the benefits of implants?

As mentioned above, missing teeth can cause a number of problems. Dental implants check all the boxes for replacing a missing tooth in the best possible way:

  • Chewing becomes more comfortable
  • Your smile will look complete
  • Bone loss in the jaw is less likely
  • Gum health is protected
  • Neighboring teeth are supported

Most importantly, an implant relieves you of any worries that arose when you lost a tooth, allowing you to relax and enjoy life.

Talk it over with us.

Making dentistry a positive experience and seeing to it that you always feel better about life after a visit with us is something we take very seriously at Bratton Dental Co. Implant dentistry is one of our most satisfying ways of doing that. If you’re thinking about dental implants in St. Joseph, come in and speak with Dr. Bratton about it. If you’re a good implant candidate, you can get the process started right away. And if there’s something about your particular situation that makes an implant not the best solution for you, don’t worry. Dr. Bratton will show you other excellent ways of filling the gaps left by missing teeth.

Meet Some of Our Patients

As a practice focused on serving the community, we feel it’s best that you learn about us from the community. Here’s what some of our patients have to say about trusting their teeth to Bratton Dental Co.

If you’re nervous about visiting a dentist, Dr. Bratton Is the person you need to see. She’s extremely talented but more importantly, makes you feel at ease in her office. Would highly recommend to anyone who’s searching for a new dental office in St. Joseph 10/10

- Tanner B.

Dr. Bratton is phenomenal! I first started seeing her as my dentist and we started to talk about my discomfort with my jaw. She advised on some first steps we could make to help with the pain and go from there. I feel like I’m getting my life back. She truly cares about her patients and works to find the best solutions tailored to you. I live in Kansas City but I will drive to St. Joe to continue to get her amazing care! Office and staff are fantastic too! Call and book today!

- Molly M.

I have had bad experiences at the dentist throughout my life and because of this I neglected my teeth for a long time. About a year ago I gave dr bratton a shot after someone recommended her. She has done root canals, fillings, extractions on me you name it. I no longer have a fear of the dentist. She makes sure you’re 100% comfortable. It is always a good experience going to that office and dealing with any of them.

- Jake M.