What To Know About Dental Implants
Are you dealing with missing teeth or teeth that are extremely decayed and are trying to decide which tooth replacement option is best for your budget and lifestyle? No matter the reason for your missing or damaged teeth, it is important to choose a replacement option as soon as possible to restore your oral health. While we would love to have our natural teeth forever, that is not always possible, but there is an option that closely mimics the look and feel of your natural teeth — dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. They provide a permanent base for replacement teeth such as a crown. Over time the artificial tooth root fuses with the jawbone, creating the stability and stimulation that the jawbone needs to remain healthy. Although the process is more involved and a longer treatment and recovery time is needed, the results can last for many years to come and in some cases can last for the rest of your life.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Many patients love the results of dental implants as they closely look and feel like natural teeth. Patients who are missing teeth or experiencing complicated dental issues often mention that they have to change their diet to avoid certain foods and have a hard time showing their teeth when they smile. Implants restore a patient’s ability to eat their favorite foods again and give them the confidence to smile confidently. Dental implants are also easy to maintain. They are cleaned in the same way as your natural teeth with twice daily brushing and flossing. We inspect the implants during your routine hygiene examinations.
If you are located in the St. Paul, MN area and have been considering dental implants and would like more information, please contact our office to schedule an appointment. During your visit we will thoroughly inspect your oral and overall health to determine the perfect treatment plan for your needs. We look forward to helping you on your way to a beautiful new smile to enjoy for many years to come.