Replacing Missing Teeth With Dental Implants
Dental implants offer a long-term solution for treating tooth loss.
Tooth loss isn’t just a problem for seniors, it’s a problem that can happen to adults of all ages if they don’t properly care for their smiles. If you are currently missing one, two or several teeth, our White Bear Lake, MN, dentists Dr. Daniel Isaacson, Dr. Mike Weisbrod and Dr. Tara Peterson can certainly provide you with dental implants or other tooth replacement options to give you your smile back.
How does dental implant work?
Dental implants are incredibly unique in that they are designed to replace the entire tooth from the crown to the roots. An implant is made up of three parts: the metal implant that replaces the tooth roots, an abutment that connects the implant and false tooth and then the artificial tooth (typically, a porcelain crown).
The metal implant is surgically placed into the jawbone by our White Bear Lake, MN, family dentist, where it functions just like real tooth roots. The roots are an important part of a tooth because they stimulate the growth of new bone cells in the jawbone. When a tooth falls out, the implant replaces the roots to maintain the jawbone’s natural structure and to prevent deterioration. The implant and jawbone will fuse together permanently to anchor the false tooth or teeth in place.
Why should I consider dental implants?
If you are a healthy adult who practices good oral hygiene and is missing one or more teeth, then you might be a great candidate for dental implants. Dental implants offer a variety of unique benefits that make them an attractive solution for many of our adult patients dealing with tooth loss.
Some reasons to consider dental implants include,
- They can’t develop cavities
- They function like real teeth
- They fully restore chewing
- They stay in place, so you never have to worry about slippage or shifting of teeth
- They prevent bone loss
- They support the muscles of the face to prevent sagging skin caused by tooth loss
- They don’t require special treatment or care
Do dental implants sound like the tooth replacement option you’ve been searching for? If so, the next step is to call our office to schedule a consultation with our White Bear Lake, MN, dentist. Don’t ignore your tooth loss. Fight back with dental implants. Call Isaacson Gentle Dentistry today at (651) 762-7677 to learn more.