If you’ve lost some or all of your teeth you have undoubtedly thought about how nice it would be to have your chewing power back. Stop dreaming of a stronger bite and take the first step to making it a reality again by calling Northwest Dental Group at 507-315-2932 to schedule a dental implants consultation.
We have two Rochester, MN dentist offices so you can get the care you need in your area of town. Because we have two locations, five dentists, and flexible hours, we can typically provide a same-day appointment. That’s right – you realize you want to see the dentist in the morning and you can get a visit that very same day!
Compared to many other tooth replacement options, dental implants offer a wide range of perks. We’ll get into the chewing power of dental implants below, but you should also know that dental implants are:
- Long-lasting: with great oral hygiene habits and routine dental cleanings, they can last for many years or even your whole lifetime
- Convincing: they look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth so no one will notice you have had dental work done
- Jaw-preserving: because dental implants replace your tooth roots, they can help prevent jawbone deterioration, allowing you to look younger for longer
Unlike traditional dental bridges and other restorative treatments, dental implants also do not require any preparation of your remaining healthy teeth to be placed. We’ll replace the teeth that you need restored and leave your natural teeth alone.
Because every patient has unique needs, we offer a variety of restoration options for dental implants to suit your specific needs, such as:
- Dental crowns, which take the place of individual missing or severely damaged teeth
- Dental bridges, which fill a gap left by multiple adjacent missing teeth
- Dentures, which restore all the teeth in one of your jaws or both for a full-mouth reconstruction
- All-on-4 or All-on-6 dental implants, which are used to attach a full arch of teeth using – you guessed it – just four or six strategically angled dental implants
To be a good candidate for dental implants, your jawbone will need to be thick and dense. But even if traditional dental implants are not a good solution for you we may still be able to help because we also offer mini dental implants. These work just like standard implants but are much smaller.
Eat The Foods You Love Again With Dental Implants
If you don’t realize how much your diet would change if you lost even some of your teeth, allow us to paint a picture of a day-in-the-life for you.
Say you’re the type of person that likes to keep granola bars on hand just in case you have to eat your breakfast on the go on busy mornings. Well, if you’ve lost even some of your teeth, this could be a little uncomfortable and you might have to opt for some yogurt instead.
Once lunchtime rolls around at work, a coworker asks you if you want to check out that great new barbecue place. You’re really hungry and a rack of ribs sounds great, but you’re worried you won’t be able to eat in comfort so you either cancel entirely or settle for the soup of the day instead.
In the afternoon, someone makes popcorn for a snack. The smell fills the office but even if they offered to share you know that you couldn’t indulge because you might experience discomfort or even significant pain.
When it’s time for you to go home, you and your family make a healthy meal to share. But even the vegetables are too tough for you to chew so you have to steam yours longer than everyone else, making them mushy and sapping their natural flavor.
If you want to regain your dietary freedom, get in touch with us soon to learn more about what dental implants can do for you. In many cases, they can restore up to 90 percent of the chewing power of your natural teeth!
We’ll make sure you are comfortable during your procedure by offering various comfort amenities, including options to help relieve dental anxiety, like dental sedation services.
Get your chompers back and eat the foods you love most again in comfort thanks to dental implants from Northwest Dental Group. To book a consultation, you can call us at 507-315-2932, swing by one of our Rochester, MN dentist offices in person, or use our handy online form to schedule or just ask us questions you have.