Dental Implants in Edina MN
When you lose a tooth, it can impact your health in many ways. It can promote shifting teeth, wear specific teeth down, and even lead to future cavities and tooth loss.
Missing teeth affect your ability to bite and chew properly, but it can also make you self-conscious about smiling, talking, and laughing around other people. It can interfere with the sound of your speech, as well.
Your smile is an integral part of your emotional health as well as your oral wellness. But a missing tooth doesn't have to be a problem anymore.
At 50th and France Dental Care, your Edina, MN dentist can replace your missing tooth with a beautiful, sturdy dental implant. Teeth lost to trauma, decay, or other issues can be restored with a long-lasting dental implant that functions just like natural teeth.
Contact us today to schedule your dental implant consultation, or if you would like further information. And continue reading to learn more about our dental implants in Edina, MN.
- Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants in Edina, MN?
- Dental Implants: Combining Technology and Artistry
- Is Dental Implant Placement Painful?
- Implants from Start to Finish Under One Roof
- Are Dental Implants Expensive?
- How Do I Maintain My Dental Implants?
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants in Edina, MN?
Your dentist always starts you with an evaluation, especially if you have not been to our dental office before, or if we do not have relevant x-rays on file. During this initial consultation, your dentist will learn more about your smile goals and whether your jawbone and oral health are in good shape for dental implant placement.
In some cases, your dentist may recommend pretreatments.
If your dentist does not think implants are the best option for you—even considering pretreatments—we offer a variety of tooth replacement alternatives. If, however, you are a good candidate, we plan your dental implant placement.
Implant placement requires a replacement tooth root implanted in your jaw. This strong dental implant integrates with your jawbone over months, and then your dentist caps it with a dental crown—a hollowed-out, tooth-shaped restoration. This quality tooth crown blends with your natural teeth.
Dental Implants: Combining Technology and Artistry
Dental implants are a safe and effective way to restore a missing tooth, whether right after extraction or years later. The implant consists of two parts:
1. A titanium implant that is carefully placed into the missing tooth bone space and then integrates with the natural bone.
2. The restoration, usually a crown or bridge, that replaces the tooth.
Titanium is a safe and biocompatible metal. Using a biocompatible metal allows the surrounding bone to grow and fuse with the implant, giving you a secure anchor for any restoration you need. Implants have an excellent success rate in patients who are good candidates.
Once the implant has fused with your jawbone, we cap it with a custom-crafted crown. If you are missing multiple teeth, we can even do an implant-supported bridge, giving you a long-lasting and robust replacement without involving your healthy teeth. These restorations are virtually undetectable to the naked eye and are custom made to match your natural teeth.
Is Dental Implant Placement Painful?
At 50th and France Dental Care, we understand that not all of our patients enjoy going to the dentist. In fact, many feel fear and anxiety about it. We also know that the thought of implant placement can be scary.
The majority of our patients, however, are surprised by the ease of placement and their quick recoveries. Typically, you'll notice minor pain and swelling for a few days following placement, but this is easily treatable with a store-bought pain-reliever recommended by your dentist or physician.
When we place your implant post, the area will be numb. However, we do offer sedation dentistry in 55424 because we never want fear to deter you from getting the high-quality dentistry you need or want.
Nitrous oxide is a breathable gas administered through a mask worn during your procedure. It works quickly to help you relax and feel at ease, and it leaves your system as soon as we stop administering it. This means you'll be able to drive yourself home and resume your normal activities. Nitrous works for any procedure, and it's safe for patients of ages.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation offers more profound sedation that allows us to complete multiple treatment procedures at one time if necessary. It's administered through a pill taken one hour before your treatment, and while you'll remain conscious and responsive, you'll feel relaxed, have little to no memory of your appointment, and may even feel like you were asleep. Due to the nature of the medication, you'll need to find transportation to and from your appointment, and you should plan to rest and relax after your procedure.
Implants from Start to Finish Under One Roof
Many dentists will refer you to an oral surgeon for all implant placements. Our Edina dental office is pleased to offer you in-house tooth implants for your comfort and convenience. We have years of experience in placing implants and crafting the perfect restoration to give you back a smile you deserve.
The dental implant process begins by placing the titanium implant into the space where your tooth used to be. If you don't have enough bone mass, we may suggest a bone graft to ensure the implant is supported and will fuse adequately. The bone usually wholly attaches to the titanium post in about 90 days
Once the site is rock solid, we can attach your restoration securely to the implant, which in turn restores your ability to bite and chew normally. Dental implants are as close as you can get to a natural tooth.
Are Dental Implants Expensive?
The final cost of dental implants varies widely for several reasons:
- Number of implants
- Pretreatments required
- Single implant compared with an implant-supported prosthetic
- Possible insurance coverage for pretreatments
A member of our dental staff will provide a breakdown of costs before your dentist beginning treatment.
And we do work with CareCredit. This is a medical and dental credit card that allows you to get the treatments you need or want on a payment plan. Some programs mean interest-free financing as well. A dental staff member can help you get started, and CareCredit usually offers an online decision within minutes.
How Do I Maintain My Dental Implants?
Fortunately, dental implants require no added upkeep. You brush, floss, and visit your dentist on time for exams and teeth cleanings. It's essential to consider your gum health—even if you have a full mouth of prosthetics. Gum disease can cause further tooth loss and implant failure—just like natural teeth.
With regular dental visits and your at-home brushing and flossing, your dental implants can last for many years and even through your lifetime.
Improve Your Smile Today With a Strong, Beautiful Dental Implant
If you would like to find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants or if you have any other questions, please contact the dentists in our Edina, MN dental office today to schedule a Free Dental Implant Consultation!
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