High-Quality Dental Implants & Tooth Implants
When you have a missing tooth there is no better solution than to receive dental implants from Arnesen, Herbert, & Endean, D.D.S. Our tooth implants are metal screws that replace the root of your missing natural tooth. These implants can be used to replace just one tooth or several missing teeth with the utmost of ease.
Why do you need to replace a missing tooth? Outside of the general cosmetic aesthetics of your face, a missing tooth causes the jaw bone in the area of the removed tooth to shrink. As your jaw shrinks, you will begin to notice that your appearance will change as well. Additionally, it becomes harder to support a denture or a future dental implant if the jaw bone shrinks too much.
Should You Receive Dental Implants?
It doesn’t matter whether you have lost a tooth due to injury, disease, or tooth decay, dental implants are a great way to help you reclaim a healthy and attractive mouth. Sometimes older patients worry that their age might prevent them from enjoying the benefits of tooth implants, but if they are healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, then they are probably healthy enough to receive dental implants.
Certain chronic diseases may cause issues with dental implants. Our friendly dental staff provides a careful evaluation of your dental and health history to ensure you are a good candidate for our tooth implants.
Receiving a Dental Implant
Once you know that a dental implant is the right choice for you, we can begin the procedure. The conventional dental implant process typically takes between three and six months to complete. The first thing our dentist must do is place the dental implant, which must be given enough time to heal and integrate with your jawbone. During this healing period, patients are provided a temporary prosthesis to protect their gums until a permanent crown is placed.
The type of procedure our team chooses to use on you is dependent on a number of different factors, including your dental health, the number of teeth needing replacement, and the location of these teeth. Once your tooth implant is finished, you must make sure you care for it and get it checked regularly just like you would your natural teeth. Our team recommends brushing and flossing on a regular basis to maintain the health of all of your teeth, including your implant.
Contact us to learn more information about if dental implants are the right choice for your mouth. Our skilled dental staff is ready to discuss tooth implants with customers located throughout the Plymouth, Minnesota, area.