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By Babcock & Morgan Family Dental
July 06, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

How dental implants from your dentists in Prior Lake, Minnesota can fill-in your smile.dental implants

Gaps between your teeth can leave your smile looking incomplete. An incomplete smile can make you feel less attractive because your smile is often the first thing people notice about you. It’s time to think about closing the gaps with dental implants! Your dentists at Babcock & Morgan Family Dental in Prior Lake, Minnesota and serving Shakopee, New Prague & Savage MN want to introduce you to dental implants, the best way to fill-in your smile.

Dental implants offer benefits which other methods of tooth replacement can’t match. People choose dental implants over partials, dentures, or dental bridgework because dental implants are:

  • Completely stable; they are embedded in bone and are a permanent addition to your smile
  • Naturally beautiful; the implant functions as a tooth root and is topped by an implant crown. The crown material reflects light just like your natural teeth.
  • Healthy; you brush and floss them just like your natural teeth; your dental implants will never decay and they are stain resistant.

Dental implants may even help you look younger too. That’s because dental implants help your body create more bone to fuse with the dental implant. If you have worn a denture for a long time, you may have noticed that your jawline is not as firm as it once was. That’s because dental appliances put pressure on your jaws and cause the bone to diminish over time.

Dental implants don’t put pressure on your jaws. Instead, because more bone is created, dental implants give you a firmer jawline and add back your youthful facial fullness, which are the hallmarks of a younger-looking face.

Whether you have lost a single tooth, multiple teeth, or you wear a denture, dental implants can provide life-long function and beauty to your smile. Dental implants can help you enjoy the foods you love without worrying about slippage, and they look virtually identical to natural teeth.

Dental implants can close the gaps and make you want to smile again. You deserve to look your best, and it all begins with a great smile. For more information about dental implants and other restorative and cosmetic dental services call your dentists at Babcock & Morgan Family Dental in Prior Lake, Minnesota and serving Shakopee, New Prague & Savage MN today!

By Babcock & Morgan Family Dental
February 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

What your dentists in Prior Lake want you to knowdental implants

You’ve been thinking about dental implants but you want to know more. What are the different parts of a dental implant? How do dental implants work? Your dentists at Babcock & Morgan Family Dental in Prior Lake, MN want to share the facts about dental implants and what they can do for your smile.

When you lose teeth, it dramatically affects the way you look, but it also can dramatically affect your health. Without a full set of teeth, your chewing is impaired, causing problems with your digestion and your overall health. You also can lose self-confidence because you don’t have a complete, beautiful smile.

It’s time to change all that with dental implants, the permanent, stable solution to tooth replacement. It all begins with the first part of the implant, called a “fixture” which looks like a screw. The fixture is made of titanium, a unique, biocompatible material the bone in your jaw can fuse with. The fixture is placed in your jaw with a simple procedure done in the office.

Over time, your bone will fuse with the fixture, locking it in place. The next piece, called the “abutment” is placed over the fixture. The abutment is the piece that secures your permanent implant crown over the fixture.

Finally, the restorative treatment is placed over the abutment. If you are missing a single tooth, an implant crown is placed. If you are missing multiple teeth, a dental bridge, partial or denture can be placed over the abutments.

Dental implants are the treatment-of-choice to replace missing teeth and restore your full smile. When you choose dental implants you will experience:

  • Highly successful treatment, because the success rate of dental implants is over 95 percent, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
  • Beautiful, natural-looking results, because dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth
  • Worry-free results, because dental implants won’t ever decay and they resist stains, giving you a permanently beautiful smile

Dental implants can help you look great and feel great about yourself. For more information on dental implant treatment call your dentists at Babcock & Morgan Family Dental in Prior Lake, MN. Call today and renew your smile with dental implants!