By Babcock & Morgan Family Dental
May 20, 2014
Category: Dental Implants
Dental implants offer the best long-term prognosis of any tooth replacement method available today. If you are missing a tooth, or multiple teeth, talk to our dentists in Prior Lake for more information on how dental implants work and to see if you can enjoy the benefits. With dental implants from our Prior Lake office, your mouth can be restored to its natural state. This means there are no visible metal lines. Your dental implant takes on the appearance of a natural tooth to provide you with an improved appearance. Enjoy restored speech and a renewed ability to comfortable eat the foods that you love.
Additionally, dental implants are long lasting and tooth saving. Implants are durable like your natural teeth, and with proper care they can last a lifetime. Unlike other methods of tooth replacement, dental implants won’t alter or impact adjacent teeth. They simply fill in the space where teeth are missing to protect remaining teeth from unwanted shifting. Experience improved oral and general health with dental implants as they stop the progression of jawbone loss that often follows tooth loss, which helps to maintain the integrity of your facial structure. Enjoy this beautiful spring weather with a restored smile that won’t affect your natural teeth.
Know What to Expect - Consultation, Placement and Recovery
To determine if dental implants are an appropriate solution to restoring your smile, you will need a consultation with our Prior Lake, MN dentists. During your consultation, one of our Prior Lake cosmetic dentists will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums. They will also evaluate bone density and quantity to assure that dental implants are appropriate for you. During this consultation, x-rays and computer tomography scans (CT scans) may be used to ensure there is sufficient bone structure for placing the implant, and to determine exactly where the implant should be placed.
Your recovery from dental implant placement depends on a variety of factors, including the various procedures required to complete your treatment. It is generally recognized that once an implant is placed, maintaining diligent oral hygiene habits is required to ensure proper fusing of the implant and bone structure. If cared for properly, an implant restoration can remain in place for more than 40 years. Be sure to follow these oral hygiene tips to ensure the life of your implant:
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day
- Floss daily
- Eat a well-balanced diet
- Limit between meal snacking
- Visit our dentists in Prior Lake regularly
Talk to our dentists in Prior Lake, MN today for more information on how dental implants can help replace your missing teeth, or secure loose dentures.