Replacing Missing Teeth With Dental Implants

In a perfect world, our smiles would always be composed of our natural teeth. But it's not always possible to do so. If this is the case, it's essential to restore your smile. Aesthetic reasons are important, but possible complications from missing teeth are also considerations to keep in mind. When teeth are missing the rest tend to shift and crowd because of the empty space, and eating and speaking can be made more difficult. A variety of procedures are available to restore your smile, but of these, dental implants represent the longest lasting and overall superior treatment. Learn more about dental implants by contacting your Roseville, MN, Dr. Tamara Simons of Roseville Dentistry.

A Matter of Support

Dental bridges support your new tooth by anchoring it onto adjacent healthy teeth. These teeth need to be reshaped so that they will accept a dental crown.

Traditional dentures are held in place primarily by suction, and this requires a good fit. Many of the common complaints regarding dentures have to do with improper fit. With time, the shape of our mouths changes and so a new set of dentures are needed.

How Dental Implants Do It Differently

Dental implants, on the other hand, are meant to be a solution to tooth loss that is practically complete, and final. At the base of the procedure is the implanted titanium post which is bonded directly onto the bone of your jaw. A process known as osseointegration can provide a lifetime of support for your new tooth if properly cared for.

When restoring a single tooth, this will be attached to the implanted titanium post. In the case of implant-supported dentures, whether full or partial, these can be supported by fewer dental implants than those they are restoring.

Dental Implants in Roseville, MN

Not everyone may be a candidate for dental implants, so it's important to come in for a consultation with Dr. Simons of Roseville Dentistry in Roseville, MN. Dial 651-489-1900 to schedule an appointment.