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Dental Implant Restoration in Rochester, MN

Gentling Dental Care offers dental implants in Rochester, MN as part of our cosmetic dentistry procedures

What are Dental Implants?

Dental Implant Rochester MN Dental implants are artificial teeth roots that are surgically placed and used to anchor the teeth that would be missing. Teeth could be missing for a variety of reasons including having been missing from a previous dental bridge that was placed in your mouth.

What are Dental Implants made of?
Most of the dental implants today are made of titanium due to being bio-compatible and bonding well with bone.

Who places the Dental Implants?
Dental ImplantIn most cases, an oral surgeon or periodontal surgeon places dental implants. They can be placed by a general family dentist, but you’ll want to make sure that dentist is well trained. Make sure they have taken continuing education courses, a considerable amount of dental hours, and thorough training to place dental implants.

Who should get Dental Implants?
Dental implants are not an option for everybody. Candidates need adequate bone and oral health to keep plaque levels at a minimum. Even if there isn’t enough bone, there are ways to augment the bone so that it can support an implant. One thing we are seeing more and more of is denture wearers using implants to help hold in their dentures. This adds additional stability and retention and helps patients more effectively use their dentures to chew with. Again, bone level, anatomy, and the location of the nerve are all important. These are potential issues that you want to discuss with the surgeon or your general dentist placing the dental implant.

What is the difference between Dental Implants and dentures?
The difference between dental implants and dentures is that dental implants are fixed and dentures are removable. The dentures might not offer as much stability as dental implants can in your mouth as you are chewing.

How do I care for Dental Implants?
Poor dental hygiene is one of the main reasons for the failure of dental implants. Proper hygiene means brushing and flossing your dental implants daily. Your dentist, as you restore the implants and get everything finalized, will go over that with you. Basically you want to treat your implant like any other tooth and do the best job you can with home care.

How will I adjust to Dental Implants?
Most people adjust to dental implants immediately. It is very similar to may be having a dental crown placed. It is very important that you work with your Rochester MN dentist to make sure that the way the tooth and the implant hits together is not going to interfere with the workings of your mouth. It is very important that you have a family dentist or cosmetic dentist that would pay particular attention to how your implant functions.

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