62014Mar

Replace Dentures with Dental Implants

dental_implants_cottage_groveAre you looking for a dental implant doctor near Cottage Grove, Minnesota? Well, you’re in luck, because there’s a great dental implant doctor in Cottage Grove, and his name is Dr. Tom Dresen. Dresen Restorative Dentistry handles dental implants, which replace missing teeth.

Here’s the deal: many people have lost at least one permanent tooth by the time their late thirties/early forties roll around. Maybe they had an accident, or a failed root canal, or gum disease. Whatever their predicament, they lost a tooth and probably feel weird about it.

In the old days, a person missing a tooth could get a “fixed bridge” and/or “removable denture” to fix their teeth. While those work, they typically need replacing after seven years or so. Today, though, there’s another option for replacing a tooth—the dental implant.

Dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone. Sounds harsh, right? Don’t fret. You CAN handle it.

Made of titanium metal that essentially fuses with your jawbone, dental implants are like a screw that sticks into your jawbone, anchoring the tooth in place, and the top—the crown—is made to look like (and blend in with) the rest of your teeth. Dental implants generally last a lifetime.

Some people incorporate the use of dental implants in their mouth in order to serve as a support system for the replacement of many teeth, so it’s not uncommon to have more than one implant.

Unlike dentures, you don’t have to take out your dental implant(s) nightly. The majority of people who’ve had implants are extremely satisfied with them.

If you’re missing a tooth and it causes you to not want to smile or show your teeth at all, you don’t have to suffer like that! Be brave and get a dental implant and your smile will be good as new. You’ve got one life to live—you might as well look good.

For Cottage Grove dental implant work, choose Dresen Restorative Dentistry. Feel free to call Dr. Tom and staff at 651-735-1585 and ask for a consultation.