Should I Consider Dental Implants?

Tooth loss can occur for a variety of reasons, leaving the health and appearance of your smile at risk. Fortunately, there are options for restoring your smile to optimal function and health. For advanced tooth replacement we offer dental implants. Should you consider dental implants to complete your smile?

Common Questions About Rochester, MN Dental Implants

Question: What causes tooth loss?

Answer: A variety of factors can lead to the loss of a permanent tooth, including poor oral hygiene, trauma to the tooth or face, advanced gum disease (periodontitis), or certain illnesses. Understanding the cause of your tooth loss can often be the key to preventing further loss and helping you maintain a smile filled with healthy, natural teeth.

Question: What happens to my oral health when I lose a tooth?

Answer: In the cases of advanced tooth loss you may have difficulty speaking or eating. The need to consume mainly soft foods can also prevent proper nutritional intake. In addition, you may develop misalignment as the teeth begin to drift. Finally, missing teeth can cause the body to stop proving doses of nutrients to the jawbone, leading to loss of jawbone density and an aged appearance.

Question: How does a dental implant work?

Answer: A dental implant beings with the surgical placement of a titanium post. The post is biocompatible, which means the body accepts it as natural and the post can even bond with the bone tissue. The implant is restored with a dental crown, providing a lifelike new tooth that can last for decades.

Question: Can anyone receive one?

Answer: We recommend them for patients with missing teeth and healthy gums free of periodontal disease. In addition, you should have enough jawbone tissue to support the post, otherwise you may require a bone grafting beforehand.


Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry offer expert services including teeth whitening, Six Month Smiles, Invisalign, root canals, and pediatric dentistry. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 218-8936. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and Dr. Kara Heimer welcome and serve patients from Rochester, Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and the surrounding communities.