The decision to replace missing teeth is a good one, and choosing dental implants is better still. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option available today that restores both your tooth and its root. This makes it look and function in a way that may allow you to forget it’s an implant. Imagine enjoying your favorite meals again and smiling with confidence!
The Process for Dental Implants in St. Paul, MN
Everything starts with an initial consultation and chat with our implant dentist. The results of this exam and your conversation with the dentist help us determine whether dental implants are a good fit for you.
If implants are the best choice, we schedule your implant surgery. This requires implanting an implant post (or posts) into your jaw after thoroughly numbing the area. We also offer sedation options, but most patients forego this step because implant discomfort is minimal—similar to less invasive dental treatments.
After implant placement, you spend several months recovering as the implant integrates with your jawbone. When integration is complete, we top your implant with a replacement tooth, which is also known as a dental crown.
If you have full or substantial tooth loss, ask your St. Paul dentist about implant-supported dentures or bridges. A few dental implants, usually four to six, are strong enough to support a full arch of new teeth.
Taking Care of Your Dental Implant
Fortunately, you don’t have to add steps to care for your dental implant. You brush and floss your teeth and visit your dentist regularly for checkups and teeth cleanings.
With good at-home care and excellent dentistry, your implant can last for life.
Contact Us to Schedule Your Dental Implant Exam
Your dentist in St. Paul provides quality tooth replacement, and we would love to schedule a consultation for you if you’re ready to reclaim your smile.