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Transforming your look from a worn, gapped, or damaged smile to a beautiful, full smile you can be proud of may seem like no easy task. However, with your dentist’s help, you can fill in your gaps to improve the aesthetic quality and functionality of your smile. Dental implants are a tried-and-true tooth replacement option which can benefit your smile in more ways than one. Find out more about dental implants with Dr. Dan Isaacson and Dr. Mike Weisbrod at Isaacson Gentle Dentistry in White Bear Lake, MN.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a dental restoration which replaces both a missing tooth and its root. The implant looks and functions like a natural tooth, allowing you to eat the foods you love, laugh and smile without second-guessing yourself, and feel confident about the way you look. Your dentist places the implant into the jawbone beneath your missing tooth during a surgical procedure.
How can a dental implant benefit me?
A dental implant also replaces your tooth’s root, giving your jawbone the stimulation it requires to remain healthy and avoid bone atrophy, a feature other tooth replacement options like dental bridges cannot boast. The implant functions just like a natural tooth and fills your gaps to boost your confidence and self-esteem.
What can I expect from the implant procedure?
Your dentist will begin your implant process with a consultation to go over your expectations and how the procedure will work. Then, they will implant the impact fixtures, small screw-like titanium posts, into the jawbone underneath your missing tooth. The healing process, which takes several months, will allow the bone to grow around the fixture to permanently anchor it into the smile. After the healing process, you will see your dentist again to expose the fixtures and permanently place the final prosthetic teeth.
Dental Implants in White Bear Lake, MN
For more information on dental implants, please contact Dr. Dan Isaacson and Dr. Mike Weisbrod at Isaacson Gentle Dentistry in White Bear Lake, MN. Call 651-762-7677 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!