You owe it to yourself to ask about the best teeth replacement options available if you are missing one or more teeth. We’ve seen how dental implants in Byron are improving the lives of our patients.Dr Post Talks about Dental Implants Read Transcript
Implants are a great option for people who are missing teeth. I always say it's a great option for missing tooth, not to replace a tooth. So we always try to keep the natural teeth as possible, but 15 years ago, I did two implants on my mom. An hour later we were eating at Olive Garden. It's amazing. There's very little pain associated with implants, and they're 97 percent successful over 20 years. They look, they function, they act just like natural teeth, but they can't get a cavity.
- Restore your ability to bite and chew comfortably
- Prevent further tooth loss
- Let you speak naturally
- Rebuild your natural-looking smile
No matter how many teeth you need to replace, implants can be a long-term investment in your oral health. Call 507-315-2968 to start by scheduling a consultation at Northwest Dental Group.
Explore Your Teeth Replacement Options
Dental restorations replace the visible parts of your teeth, but implants add strength and stability by replacing the roots of lost teeth. At our office, you have several implant options:Dr Sperling Talks about in depth about Dental Implants Read Transcript
Dental implants are a simulated tooth root, and it's virtually a very similar size, very similar shape to the tooth that was in the position before. So they are usually made of titanium, and they're placed into the same position where the tooth used to be.
They are considered the standard of care for certain conditions, one of those being if a person has to lose all their teeth, for example, and needs to have a lower denture made. Today, a lower denture plus two implants is considered the standard of care. So it stabilizes things. It doesn't allow the denture to slide around. It minimizes the need for adhesives. Patients just do much better with those.
The pain points or the difficulties that people have are twofold. One is the people that have most of their teeth still, and maybe they have to lose a tooth. Well, we go, and our options used to be putting a bridge in there, which is a still a fine option if that's the only choice. But those are much more difficult to clean and keep clean, and we see maintenance issues with them. Where a single implant, which is a single root stimulation and a crown on the top, just replaces what's missing. Much easier to keep clean, much stronger, even stronger than a natural tooth.
The second being, where there is a lower denture is notorious for sliding around, and putting two implants in there can make a huge quality-of-life difference for these people going forward.
We do single implants. That's probably 90 percent of what we do, the single tooth. We do full-arch where there needs to be multiple implants placed to replace an entire arch, and that can be something that's actually snapped in, or it can be something that's screwed in and the patient can't take it out.
Cosmetic is an area that's coming into its own. That's an area that where the envelope is being pushed and changed a little bit through research, and something as simple as a front tooth that gets knocked out and needs to be gone can oftentimes be replaced with an implant the same day if there's no infection there to start with.
So that from a cosmetic standpoint is extremely favorable to the patient. They want to get something back in there as soon as possible, and it's not always able to be done. I would say the majority of the time though, there is infection and so there has to be a delayed time before the implant can be restored or even placed. The healing has to occur first.
- Conventional Implants – If you are missing a single tooth, an implant can support a dental crown to fill the gap in your smile. Multiple implants can be used to support a dental bridge if you are missing more than one tooth.
- Mini Dental Implants – Smaller implants can do the same things as conventional implants, and they are often a better option for patients who have experienced bone loss in their jaw. We may recommend them to hold an unstable lower denture in place.
- Implant-Retained or Implant-Supported Dentures – With a series of implants, you can trust that your dentures will remain in place without denture adhesives.
- All-on-4® or All-on-6 Implants – For people interested in implant-supported teeth, this can give you full support with fewer implants and allow you to get replacement teeth on the same day you get your implants.
Our sedation options can keep you relaxed and pain-free during your procedure, as can our comfort amenities like pillows, blankets, and TVs.
Save More Than Your Smile With Teeth Implants
Whether you need to replace one tooth or want a full-mouth reconstruction, you should ask how implants can help. Implants do more than hold your replacement teeth in place. They can prevent bone loss, which can change the shape of your face over time. Implants also restore the power of your bite, which is why you can feel confident eating all of your favorite foods again.