What are dental implants and when are they needed?
A stray elbow in basketball or gum disease may cause you to lose a tooth or group of teeth. If you or family members are ever in this position, dental implants provide an appealing alternative to rejuvenate dental health and a smile.
An Introduction to Dental Implants
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots in the shape of posts that are placed in your jawbone. The implant or root, frequently made of titanium, serves as an anchor to the replacement tooth or even support a denture. Read more about dental implants at Colgate.
Who are Dental Implants Candidates?
Generally, anyone healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery can be considered for dental implants. Having enough bone in the jaw and healthy gums are part of the equation as well.
Advantages of Dental Implants over Bridges and Dentures
For many years, bridges and dentures were used. However, they do not provide the same stability that dental implants do. Dental implants (LINK TO DENTAL IMPLANTS PAGE) look and act like normal teeth. Poor fitting dentures may cause you to slur your words and make chewing difficult over sensitive gums. With dental implants, you can speak, smile and chew with confidence. The hassle of loose removable dentures is avoided with dental implants. Dental implants also improve your comfort, and make it easier to eat. Dental implants can reverse the aging jaw bone loss associated with losing a tooth or group of teeth. With proper care, dental implants typically last a lifetime.
Post-Treatment Care of your Dental Implants
Caring for your new teeth is like caring for your natural teeth. Regular brushing and flossing is needed, along with regular check-ups with your dentist. Strong care of your new teeth will mean that your replacements last longer. The look, feel and function of your dental implant teeth matches that of your natural teeth. And, that’s something to smile about!
Dental Implants Minneapolis, Edina and Twin Cities
Dr. David Cook leverages the expertise that comes with years of implant dentistry, to provide the best possible treatment to patients under his care. From his Smiles at France dental practice located at 50th and France, Dr. David Cook provides dental implants to patients from Minneapolis, Edina and the entire Twin Cities.
If you have any questions about dental implants or would like to find out more, please contact Smiles at France today at: (612) 824-7033.