Rochester dental implants are a great tooth replacement option, whether you need to replace a single tooth or are looking for a full-mouth reconstruction. They look, feel, and function just like your own teeth! Dental implants offer many advantages over other tooth replacement options: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.
- Because dental implants are embedded in your jaw, you don’t have to worry about your teeth shifting or moving in your mouth. You’ll never need messy adhesives to keep your teeth in place!
- Dental implants won’t affect your surrounding teeth. We won’t have to modify your adjacent teeth as we do for a dental bridge.
- Because a dental implant stimulates your jawbone much like your natural teeth, you will retain more bone density than with dentures.
- Their appearance and functionality is so similar to your natural teeth, you may forget you even have them! Your brushing and flossing routine won’t need to change, and you can enjoy all of your favorite foods!
If you’re nervous about getting implants, you can choose from three levels of sedation to help you relax. To investigate all your dental implant options, call Northwest Dental Group today at 507-315-2932. We’re open for both early morning and late afternoon appointments. Plus, we’re convenient for all residents in and around the 55901 ZIP code.
Implants Give You Back Your Missing TeethDr 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.
A teeth implant is a tiny but strong titanium rod that our dentist will place in your jawbone. Over the course of a few months, the bone will grow around the implant, so it functions as a replacement tooth root! We’ll attach a connective piece called an abutment to your implant and then attach the restoration of your choice to the abutment. You’ll have your teeth back, plus the implant will help keep your jawbone healthy and strong.
Thanks to our experienced team, you have a variety of restoration choices for your dental implants. They can be combined with dental crowns, dental bridges, or dentures. With careful placement, our dentists can even secure a full arch of replacement teeth with just a few dental implants.
Choose From Several Types of Dental Implants
Our tooth implants are incredibly versatile. Our team will help you determine which type of dental implants are best for you. Your options may include:
- Single-Tooth Implants – Usually combined with dental crowns, these conventional implants replace individual teeth.
- Implant-Supported Bridges – We’ll anchor your new bridge using two or more implants for strength and durability.
- Mini Dental Implants – Smaller than conventional implants, mini implants are a good option for those who lack enough bone density for full-sized implants. They are often used to retain dentures.
- All-on-4® or All-on-6 Implants – With careful placement, our dentist can attach a full arch of fixed replacement teeth with either four or six implants.
- Implant-Retained or Implant-Supported Dentures – We can attach a partial or full replacement denture to your implants using ball-and-socket connectors or a sturdy metal bar.
If you’re ready to rebuild your smile with Rochester dental implants, call Northwest Dental Group today at 507-315-2932. Put us to work for you!