Here at Valley Dental Group, we try to keep our patients up to date as possible on new options in dentistry. In recent years, dental implants have become a leading option for the replacement of missing teeth. Whether you have a full or partial denture or have lost a single tooth, an implant may be the solution for you.
Dental implants are titanium cylinders that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jawbone. The implant acts as an anchor for the replacement teeth or dentures. During the healing process, the bone grows around the implant and holds it in place. Implants are stable and secure. Implants can often make the sore gums and clicking noises associated with dentures a thing of the past.
Implants can be used to support many different types of tooth replacements, including single teeth, multiple tooth bridges, and dentures. A single tooth implant replaces the missing tooths roots and stands alone. An implant-supported bridge is used when several teeth are missing. It replaces the lost natural teeth and some of the tooth roots. If you are missing all of your teeth, implant-supported dentures may be an option for you. These dentures replace all the teeth and some of the tooth roots, and allow you to bite and chew more naturally.
A beautiful smile can do wonders for your confidence. Wed be happy to discuss with you whether implants are right for you. Please contact our office at 763-544-2213 and arrange a visit.