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The periodontist at ActOn Implants, Dr. Matt Slaven, is one of the most referred dental implant periodontists in St. Louis and the surrounding areas.

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Have you lost one or more teeth recently? If so, are you embarrassed to smile, laugh, or even talk? Has your tooth loss affected your personal and professional relationships? If so, you may be a candidate for dental implants.

Dental implants are the superior tooth replacement option in that they are durable, natural looking, comfortable, and made to last. Not only do implants mimic the look and feel of a natural tooth, but also, they are characterized by a faux tooth root that actually fuses to the jawbone, providing for permanent and life-like support.

Dr. Matthew Slaven and his team at ActOn Implants focus solely on dental implant placement and have been helping residents throughout St. Louis and surrounding areas obtain natural, beautiful smiles made to last a lifetime.

Going to a Periodontist for Implants…
It Just Makes Sense

As a periodontist serving St. Louis area patients, Dr. Slaven is qualified to assess the health of the jawbone and perform dental implant procedures. ActOn Implants stays up to date on the latest technologies and practices in order to provide patients with the best possible experience.

Your Life Can Be

So Much Better

With Dental Implants

Whether you lose one tooth or several teeth, the overall effect is always the same – a diminished appearance, reduced confidence, and embarrassment. Tooth loss is often associated with poor lifestyle habits including but not limited to smoking, excessive alcohol use, poor diet, and a poor oral healthcare regime. However, the truth is that tooth loss can affect anyone regardless of how they choose to live their lives. Genetics often play a role in tooth loss, as does age and even gender. While there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of tooth loss, if you have a predisposition for it, there is not much you can do to prevent it entirely. Fortunately, even if you cannot prevent tooth loss, you can still take action when it occurs.

Dental implants are the next best thing to real teeth, as they are characterized by a titanium tooth root that fuses to the jawbone, thereby acting like a real tooth root. The prosthesis, or the “tooth” part, is designed in our office to look and feel just like an actual tooth. Even upon a close inspection, no one will be able to tell your implant from the surrounding natural teeth.

If you are like most people, you have heard that implants are expensive. While we will delve more into the cost and actual application of a dental implant later in this post, now we want to emphasize the very real benefits of implants. After undergoing the implant process, many of our patients refer to their new teeth as “an investment.” But why is this?


In short, implants can give you your life back.

As we mentioned above, tooth loss is often associated with diminished confidence, embarrassment, and social isolation. If you have lost one or more teeth, you likely know how it feels to be fearful when out in public because your dentures might slip. You know the embarrassment of slurring your once refined speech because the appliance sticks uncomfortably to the roof of your mouth. You may have even accidentally sprayed a colleague with spittle when trying to explain a new policy or procedure.

When you have dentures or another less permanent tooth replacement option you also have to worry about what you eat. Dentures require you to take small bites of food, to chew slowly, and to avoid all things sticky. You should also try to stick with soft foods, such as yogurt, mashed potatoes, and eggs. If you do not want your dentures to move forward or tip out when eating, you must focus on chewing with both sides of your mouth at the same time. All the rules you have with dentures can make eating—something most people truly enjoy—a chore, and one you only want to perform at home.

Implants do away with all the problems that dentures commonly cause and allow you to live your life in comfort and confidence once more.

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What’s in an Implant?


As we briefly touched on above, dental implants are characterized by a titanium tooth root that our specialist places in the gum line. It is then allowed to fuse to the jawbone via a process called osseointegration. This process takes between two to six months to complete.

Once the titanium root has fused to the jaw bone, we will then place the abutment. The abutment lies right around the gum line and ultimately holds in place the prosthesis, which our team designs to look and feel just like your natural teeth. Because everyone’s smile is different, we make a unique mold for your prosthesis and create the zirconium-porcelain cap in house. Once we place the cap atop the abutment, one would never be able to tell the difference between the prosthetic tooth and your surrounding natural teeth.

Why Choose Implants Over Other Options

When it comes to tooth replacement options, you have a few. You can go the traditional denture route or, if you are only missing a few teeth, the partial denture route. You can also opt for one or more bridges. However, whereas dental implants come with little to no pitfalls, you may discover that dentures and bridges cause more problems than they solve.

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Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is precisely what its name implies it is: two crowns that sit atop healthy teeth on either side of a gap. Between the two crowns is a filler crown, which bridges the gap between the healthy teeth. Just like if you were to get a regular crown to cover a cavity or hide a chip or crack, your implant specialist will bond the crowns to your healthy teeth. The average lifespan of a dental crown is between five and 15 years, depending on how well you care for it. Dental bridges can be fixed in place or they can be removable. Both options come with their fair share of drawbacks.

Though dental bridges do offer a more stable option than dentures, they need to be replaced frequently. Depending on how young you are when you first need a dental bridge, you may discover that the amount you may save on not getting implants the first time around is quickly outweighed by the amount you spend on replacement crowns in the future.

Cost aside, dental bridges are not the best option for your teeth’s health. For starters, your specialist will need to shave down the support teeth to place the crown. Once we place the crowns, those support teeth will be under constant pressure as they are forced to carry the burden of one or more missing teeth. Such stress can cause otherwise healthy teeth to grow weaker over time and make them more susceptible to decay.

Furthermore, bridges do not hinder bone loss. The jawbone relies on teeth for stimulation, which supports muscle and bone maintenance. When you lose one or more teeth, your jawbone begins to cave in on itself via a process called bone resorption. When the bone resorbs, the curves in your face begin to shrink. This often results in a collapsed and pursed appearance which may make you look older than you actually are. Furthermore, bone resorption encourages further tooth loss. As the jawbone as a whole becomes weaker, it causes other teeth to move and to become loose. It is not uncommon for a single tooth loss to lead to subsequent tooth loss and, eventually, toothlessness.

Finally, unless you opt for a removable bridge (which is often uncomfortable and poses many of the same pitfalls as dentures), you may discover that you have a hard time cleaning beneath the filler tooth. Plaque buildup is a common concern for bridge patients as cleaning around and beneath the margins of the crown is extremely difficult.


How do I know if I’m a good candidate for an implant?

Most patients, regardless of age or previous dental history, are good candidates for dental implants. With ActOn Implants low pricing, we’ve broken down the cost barrier to make them accessible to even more patients in the St. Louis area. Talk with your dentist about your specific condition, or contact us for more information.



When most people think of tooth replacement options, they often think of dentures. Dentures are removable appliances that sit atop the gums to give the appearance of a full smile. Specialists generally make dentures out of metal or acrylic. One might use metal for a partial denture, which sits atop remaining teeth, and plastic for full dentures, which sit directly atop the gums.

Dentures have little appeal aside from cost. Though dentures were once the popular tooth replacement option, advancements in dental technology have since rendered them archaic. For starters, dentures are uncomfortable. They rarely fit the first time and, even after having them readjusted every so often, they still feel unnatural and slip when you eat or talk.

Additionally, whereas dental implants are just there, dentures require you to continuously hold them in place with either your tongue or suction. This type of effort is often strenuous, and at the end of the day, it is not unlikely that you will feel tired and sore.

Dentures also make eating and talking uncomfortable, if not downright unenjoyable. Dentures affect your ability to taste, they alter your speech, and they make it difficult for you to eat the foods you truly enjoy.

Moreover, because dentures merely sit atop your gums, they do not provide any real jaw support. Bone loss is inevitable with dentures, which means that your face will take on a different and older-looking appearance.

Finally, dentures make zero financial sense. The average denture set lasts between three and eight years. Depending on whether you need a full or partial set, at which age you first get dentures, and your lifestyle habits, you may spend thousands more in dentures over your lifetime than you would on a solid, affordable set of dental implants.


Real dental implant experiences from actual ActOn Implants patients.

Read what other patients are saying about the dental implant services offered by Dr. Slaven and ActOn Implants.

I was told by my dentist that I needed three implants. I went to Dr. Slaven and another periodontist in town for a consultation. I chose Dr. Slaven. He was very personable and his staff was excellent. Dr. Slaven did all three implants and the crowns. I never experienced any pain or complications. I put this off for ten years and dealt with pain and aggravation. Now I wish I would’ve done it sooner. I also saved over $4,000 dollars by going with Dr. Slaven at ActOn Implants.

H. C. Abbott

Because of MS, I was faced with bone loss that required getting dentures. It was a hard pill to swallow. I went to my original dentist and he told me that my expectations were too high and that fake teeth would never feel right. I was so upset. Thankfully, I met Dr. Slaven and his team. He provided me with implants and overdentures. He was caring and professional. He exceeded my expectations. I now have a solid, tight fit. My new teeth feel natural. Most importantly, I have my confidence back. I will never go anywhere else. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Joan Baumgarth

I’ve had four implants. Dr. Slaven is a great dentist and his whole team is wonderful. They make it a pleasant experience.

Sharon Schad

Why Choose ActOn Implants

Dr. Matthew Slaven is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, and the University of Indiana. When attending U of M, Dr. Slaven conducted research in which he utilized growth factors to promote bone formation. His master’s thesis was a comprehensive survey of over 1,000 dental implants placed by graduates since 1990. Needless to say, Dr. Slaven is passionate about regenerative procedures, dental implants, and, most of all, helping others. Though he has a separate family dentistry practice, he founded ActOn Implants in 2011. Within that practice, he and his team focus solely on implant placement and helping patients recreate the smiles of their youth.

Credentials aside, there are several reasons that patients continue to choose Dr. Slaven and his team. For one, ActOn Implants utilizes nothing but the highest quality implant materials and makes all implant sets in house.

Our team makes the tooth root out of pure titanium, which closely matches the human body and therefore fuses to the jawbone in a much quicker and seamless manner.

Titanium implants can also be produced in two-piece systems, unlike the other common implant material, zirconia. Because of this, we can create customizable implants that solve the problem of low bone deficiencies. Even if you have already experienced significant bone loss, you can still reap the benefits of dental implants.

Though we use nothing but the best materials, our implants are affordable. We also offer a guarantee of implant success. If, for whatever reason and after an extensive evaluation, your implants do not take, we will correct the issue at no additional charge to you.

Choosing an Implant Specialist

At ActOn Implants, we are known for providing patients with affordable implants. However, “affordable” does not mean that our implants are cheap. Our implants, which are placed by a certified specialist, are top-notch and placed with extreme care and only after we have made a root and prosthesis to match your natural smile. However, do not take our word for it. Before selecting an implant specialist with which to work, do your research and ensure you choose the doctor who is right for you.

Some steps you can take to aid in your quest for an implant specialist include the following:

  • Ask for references. Your family dentist, friends, family, or colleagues may be able to provide the name of a reputable, compassionate, and affordable dental implant specialist near you.
  • Refer to AAID. This website provides a search tool that allows you to search for implant specialists based on zip code and mile radius.
  • Ask about pricing. Though price should never be your deciding factor, be wary of implant specialists in St. Louis that offer implants above or below industry average.
  • Read reviews. Check out specialists’ reviews on their websites and on third party sites for an unbiased opinion of the quality of care each specialist shows to their patients.

Frequently Asked Questions

These are answers to the most common questions

Common plan with 50% implant coverage & $1,500 annual maximum:
  • Total Cost = $3,584 (includes implant, abutment & crown)
  • Patient Cost = $2,084 (monthly payments as low as $99 per month)
The above scenario may give you a better idea of what your out-of-pocket expenses could be. Please keep in mind this is just a scenario based on an uncomplicated single tooth procedure. Dr. Slaven will advise you at your consultation. Call 636-467-5268 to get started.
You can get an implant for as little as $99 per month, even without insurance.
  • Total Cost = $3,584 (includes implant, abutment & crown)
Full mouth or commonly called all on four dental implants cost:
  • $18,000 to $22,000 per arch (upper or lower)
  • Payment plans as low as $400 per month are available.
To help make our implants more affordable, we offer flexible payment plans designed to fit a wide range of budgets.
If you ask how much implants cost at other offices, you’ll hear different scenarios. Often it’s because your dentist performs one portion of the procedure and a specialist does the other. We advocate for our patients by giving them as much value as possible. We try to control all of our material and hourly costs in order to be the most preferred implant provider.

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Contact ActOn Implants Today

If you have lost one or more teeth, you may feel embarrassed, self-conscious, and maybe even a little helpless. Do you have to resort to dentures? Will you live your whole life in discomfort? Our team at ActOn Implants hopes not, which is why we offer affordable implants in St. Louis. If you want to restore your smile and your confidence, contact our team today. We can perform an initial evaluation and determine if implants are right for you.


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