Reasons to Choose Dental Implants

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Superlative Dental Implant Treatment in Maplewood, MN

At Maplewood Dental Associates, we're proud to provide high quality dental treatment to patients throughout the Maplewood, MN community. Our doctors and highly trained team of dental specialists focus on working with every patient individually, taking a personalized approach to achieving a healthy smile in the long-term. We offer a wide range of dental treatments and services to suit our patients' needs, and one of the best treatments for replacing teeth is dental implants. 

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are a highly effective way to replace teeth that are damaged, decayed, or otherwise can't be repaired through a filling or a crown with a strong, natural-looking replacement. Dental implants come with a variety of benefits, making them an excellent option for many patients:

  • Replace Multiple Teeth: With dental implants, we can replace one tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire dental arch. 
  • Natural Looking: Modern dental implants are designed to perfectly mirror the look and feel of natural teeth, and we can color match your implants to fit in perfectly with the rest of your mouth. After the implant has had time to fully set in, your implant will look indistinguishable from your other teeth.
  • Fuses to Jawbone: One of the main advantages of implants is that unlike dentures, they literally fuse with your jawbone. This is because the implant inserted into your jaw is made from titanium, which has the unique property of osseointegration: bone will grow into and fuse with the metal. Osseointegration makes dental implants feel just as strong as natural teeth, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with total confidence. 
  • Durability: When cared for properly, your dental implants will last you a lifetime. Because the implants fuse into your natural jawbone, they provide a permanent solution instead of a temporary fix. The fact that they last so long makes them one of the best-value treatments we offer – after the initial setup procedure, your implant will last a lifetime.
  • Protects Your Bones: With other treatments like dentures, there's often a danger of bone loss from eating. This is because dentures are attached to the jawline by an adhesive, which means that they put pressure on the jawbone when eating or biting down. Over time, this pressure wears out the jaw and causes bone loss. With implants, however, the pressure is distributed evenly throughout the jaw because the implants are a part of the jaw – just like with natural teeth. This means that implants prevent bone loss, healthfully distributing pressure from biting and protecting your mouth for years to come. 
  • No Effect on Natural Teeth: While other some other treatments may weaken or stress adjacent teeth, dental implants have no effect on surrounding teeth at all. This means you can have your tooth replaced with an implant while keeping the healthy teeth around it, protecting the health of your natural smile. 
  • Same Care as Natural Teeth: With dental implants, you don't need to do anything special to maintain the health of your mouth – just maintain your regular oral hygiene regimen of daily brushing and flossing. The implants feel just like natural teeth, and you'll never have to deal with special creams or cleaning practices to maintain them. Once the implants have fully set in and fused into your jaw, they're almost identical to natural teeth in every way. 

Contact Your Family Dentist in Maplewood, MN

Dental implants are one of the most effective and convenient treatments we offer, and if you think they might be right for you, we'd love to speak with you and help you learn more about this exciting treatment option. Feel free to call us at 651-770-3831 or reach out to us at our contact page if you have any questions, or if you'd like to schedule a consultation at our Maplewood, MN office, you may do so using our easy online form. We can't wait to hear from you, and we hope to improve your smile with dental implants!