Dental Implants & Missing Teeth
Dental implants replace missing teeth Some people are missing one or all of their teeth due to extensive dental decay or gum disease. Others may be missing teeth due to trauma such as from an accident during athletic activities or a motor vehicle accident. Some individuals have conditions in which they simply were born without one or more permanent teeth. Dental Implants are an excellent solution to replacing one or more missing teeth.Learn More
Some people are missing one or all of their teeth due to extensive dental decay or gum disease. Others may be missing teeth due to trauma from an accident during athletic activities or a motor vehicle accident. Some individuals have conditions in which they simply were born without one or more permanent teeth. Dental Implants are an excellent solution to replacing one or more missing teeth. Dental Implants have been successfully used for over 25 years and new innovations in their design and use is an exciting area of dentistry today. Dental Implants can provide a natural looking and feeling replacement for missing teeth. They can also be used to stabilize or anchor full dentures and partial dentures. If you currently have removable dentures or partial dentures that are not secure and stable when you eat or talk, you could be a candidate for implants to increase your ability to enjoy eating and ensure comfort and confidence. If you are interested in learning more about implant dentistry and if it is an appropriate option for you, please call our office to schedule an evaluation.
Dental implants involve several phases of treatment which often involves several dental specialists. Communication by Dr. Gross with the patient and the specialists is critical to the successful outcome of the treatment. The initial phase involves an in depth evaluation and examination of the patient including medical and dental history and xrays, photographs and other images. An analysis of how your teeth and jaws function is also necessary prior to any treatment. Dr. Gross colaberates extensively with the top periodontal and oral and maxillofacial surgical specialists in the planning of all phases of her patients’ treatment. When indicated, the patients medical physician is contacted to ensure the best treatment outcome. She will then meet with you to discuss the options for treatment in order to determine which one best meets your goals, needs and budget. Only after all of the planning is complete, the periodontist or oral surgeon then places the implant(s) which act as the replacement for the lost root. The next phase is the restoration of the implant(s) with crowns or dentures. In some select cases, implants can be used almost immediately after they are placed or they may require a period of time to heal prior to the final restorations.
If you are interested in learning more about implant dentistry and if it is an appropriate option for you please call our office or contact us to schedule an evaluation.
Are implants right for me?
How do I know implants might be the right choice for me?
- Are you missing one or more of your natural teeth?
- Do you have a complete or partial denture that is not completely comfortable?
- Have you ever been embarrassed by a loose denture or a bridge?
If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, dental implants could be a viable solution to help improve your smile and your overall quality of life.
Call 952-926-0020 or contact us to schedule an evaluation appointment. We would be pleased to evaluate your oral health and discuss treatment options with you.
Dental Implant Facts:
- Are the most advanced system available to replace missing teeth
- Help preserve the jawbone to prevent the appearance of premature aging
- Look and function like natural teeth
- Improve comfort, appearance and speech
- Have a 98% success rate
- Allow you to eat foods you love
- Allow you to talk, smile and laugh with confidence
- Represents a conservative treatment option as adjacent teeth are left untouched
- Never develop decay
- Never require root canals
- Can provide stability for lower or upper denture
- Can completely eliminate the need for a denture
- Can help people of any age
- Give patients a third set of teeth that are natural looking and very long-lasting