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Dental Implants Improve Inver Grove Heights Smiles

Help Close the Gaps

Whether you are missing a single tooth or all of your teeth, dental implants are simply the best tooth replacement solution available today. They are the only treatment that actually restores an entire tooth from root to crown, delivering the most reliable and natural-looking results possible. If you’re ready to say “goodbye” to the gaps in your smile, dental implants are the way to do it. To learn more about implants and what they can do for you, contact us today for a consultation.

Implant-Retained Crowns & Bridges

Model smile with implant supported fixed bridge

A dental implant is actually a prosthetic tooth root that is placed directly into the jaw, and once it is there, it can be used to support a variety of dental prosthetics to bring back missing teeth.

In the case of a single missing tooth, we can replace it with what is called an implant-retained crown. This will consist of three basic parts: the implant itself, a custom-made all porcelain crown, and a connector called an abutment. Once the crown has been attached to the implant using the abutment, it will be virtually indistinguishable from the other teeth. Dental ceramic can be shaped and shaded to resemble real enamel in almost every way you can imagine. You’ll be able to fully rely on your new tooth whether you are speaking, eating, or smiling, and you can make sure it last simply by brushing and flossing consistently.

And, if you are missing multiple teeth in a row, implant crowns can be used to support other prosthetic teeth to literally “bridge” the gap. Implant bridges are stronger and more natural-looking than traditional ones, and they also enable us to better preserve your remaining teeth.

Implant-Retained Dentures

Model of implant retained denture

Traditional removable dentures are notorious for losing their fit after just a few years and not staying in place in a person’s mouth. But, thanks to implant-retained dentures, both of these issues can now be things of the past. With implant dentures, instead of using the other teeth or the gums for support, they are secured using multiple dental implants that they simply snap onto. This has numerous advantages compared to regular dentures:

  • Stronger Fit: Because the denture is anchored directly to the jawbone, it is much less likely to slip, slide, click, or pop.
  • More Consistent: The dental implants actually support the jawbone from within, which will help the dentures keep their day one fit for years to come.
  • Stronger Bite: Implant-retained dentures enable a patient to have a much stronger bite force compared to traditional ones, allowing them to enjoy a more varied and healthy diet with relative ease.