If you suffer from the loss of your natural teeth, this could impact your daily life and even weaken your jaw, causing an aged appearance. However, we can offer a replacement that not only looks great, but preserves your smile too. In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist is talking about our dental implants and the benefits they offer our patients!
What Happens Following Tooth Loss
Tooth loss could lead to serious issues with your smile. For example, you could find your meal options limited and may feel embarrassed about your appearance. Your jaw could lose mass and density with time, which leads to a greater risk of further tooth loss and an aged appearance. But with the placement of one or more dental implants, we can preserve your jaw and prevent a gradual breakdown, while also restoring your ability to smile with confidence and eat your favorite meals again. When you lose a tooth, even if years have elapsed between now and when said tooth was lost, please talk to our team about implant dentistry.
Preparing Your Smile for New Teeth
To get started, we will carefully examine your smile with digital x-rays, so we can assess the extent of your tooth loss and the strength of your jawbone. We will then choose the best angle to insert these new teeth. Our team will plan the procedure in detail, and then numb the area where they’re being placed. We can also provide dental sedation to help you enter a calm and relaxed state. We want your experience to be a positive one!
Placing and Restoring Your New Teeth
When you’re ready, we will guide the placement of the implant posts. They will be placed at a position and angle to support new teeth and also stimulate the growth of jawbone structure to prevent further breakdown in the smile. Osseointegration will occur, bondage these posts like new roots to the jaw. We then add an abutment to the post, which allows us to attach a completed dental crown. The crown then offers a lifelike appearance and a durable chewing surface. We can address a single missing tooth or support a dental prosthetic!
If you have any questions about our dental implants, or if you’re ready to find out what’s best to treat your tooth loss, then contact our team today to learn more.
TALK TO YOUR ROCHESTER, MN DENTIST ABOUT IMPLANT DENTISTRY
Our team wants to help you enjoy a full smile and preserve your youthful features. If you would like to find out more about replacing your missing teeth, or if you wish to book an appointment at our location, call Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.