How do dental implants work?
If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, you may be hiding your smile and skipping your favorite meals. When teeth are missing, it can change the way you speak, your diet choices, and even lead to more tooth loss.
Dental implants are small titanium posts. Our cosmetic dentist implants these posts into your gum where they bond with your jawbone over several months. When bonding is complete, you are ready for your natural-looking tooth replacement.
From there, your dental implant will work like a natural tooth, allowing you to laugh with ease, enjoy your favorite meals, speak naturally, and help prevent further tooth loss due to shifting teeth and jawbone shrinkage. Yes, dental implants can help prevent bone loss in your jaw!
You also care for dental implants the same way you care for your natural teeth. Brush and floss normally, visit our dentist regularly, and don’t skimp on professional cleanings—dental implants cannot prevent gum disease, so these practices are critical.
Contact Highgrove Dental Care Today
Our Saint Paul, MN dentist is here to help you reclaim your smile. Get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation.