Dental Implants Are A Happy Accident For You

Are you embarrassed knowing your smile is missing a tooth? Do you find it harder to chew or even talk? Then call us today at 507-216-6252 and schedule an appointment for a dental implant. With our dentists’ skill and training in implants dentistry, you can finally have a full set of teeth once again.

Dental Implants Are An Old Idea

You might think of dental implants as being this sleek, modern idea. In many ways, it is. Today’s dental implants are cutting edge and as close to regrowing a lost tooth as technology allows. However, the idea of dental implants is another story.

The ancient Mayans seem to have invented dental implants. Archeologists uncovered evidence that their dentists tried using seashells and minerals implanted in the jawbone to replace missing teeth. These probably did not work very well. That’s because a dental implant needs to fuse with your jawbone in order to be strong and durable.

The Happy Accident Of Titanium

This changed in the 1950s. A scientist was doing research on bones. To see how they work, he surgically implanted some tiny cylinders made of titanium in the leg bones of a rabbit. He collected his data and went to remove those cylinders from the living animal.

That’s when he discovered that the bone tissue had fused with the titanium. No other metal reacts to bone this way.

Dentists soon realized the potential of this accident and started making dental implants with titanium roots to mimic a real tooth’s roots. By 1965, the first modern dental implant was successfully implanted in a jaw.

By calling our Rochester, MN dental office today, you can get an appointment for replacing your lost tooth with a modern dental implant. Our dentists have helped many people over the years with dental implants, giving them the real-world experience to match their advanced training. That means your dental implant procedure can go very smoothly.

How Dental Implants Benefit You

Missing a tooth can be tough and embarrassing to deal with. That’s why dental implants are important. Here are some of the main benefits you can enjoy by getting a dental implant.

Your dental implant can last 20 years or longer.

You want your teeth to last, so you want your replacement teeth to last. Dental implants are the longest-lasting dental restoration out there. With regular care and dental hygiene, you can expect your dental implant to last 20 years or longer.

Call us today at 507-216-6252 to schedule your appointment for a dental implant. By lasting so long, this dental restoration can save you time and money in the long run. Plus, it looks and feels like a real tooth.

Your dental implant will improve your self-esteem.

It can be hard to feel like smiling when you don’t want people seeing that empty gap. Even if you’re OK with it, are other people? Missing a tooth can make you look older and less professional as well.

By calling our Rochester, MN dental office today, you can get a dental implant that boosts your self-esteem. When you are confident in how you look, you feel better about yourself.

Your dental implant will protect your jawbone from deterioration.

Your natural teeth have roots that extend into your jawbone. This is what makes them so strong. Whenever you chew, pressure travels down those roots to stimulate your jawbone. This keeps your jawbone strong and healthy. But when you’ve lost a tooth, you’ve also lost the stimulation. Your jawbone will start to deteriorate.

That’s why you need to call Northwest Dental Group today and make an appointment. Dental implants include artificial roots. Your jawbone will get the stimulation it needs to prevent deterioration and stay strong.

Your dental implant doesn’t require any special cleaning or care.

One of the best things about dental implants is how they do not need anything unusual to stay clean and strong. Unlike with other dental restorations, you won’t need to worry about certain foods or change your habits. Just brush and floss like you’ve been doing all your life. That’s all you need to help keep your dental implant looking great for decades.

Call us TODAY at 507-216-6252 or use our online form to schedule your appointment for a dental implant. Our dentists combine years of training with years of real-world experience in dental implants. By taking advantage of the happy accident many years ago, you can keep your smile healthy, strong, and beautiful.