Supporting Replacement Teeth With Implants

Why should you consider using dental implants to support your prosthetic restoration? The implant itself is NOT your prosthetic. The reason patients request it, and your dentist can recommend it, is that implants act as artificial tooth roots. When you suffer tooth loss, you lose out on important functions the roots of teeth provide. For instance, those roots create stimulation in your jawbone when you bite, chew, and speak. When that stimulation is taking place, the bone will benefit from the necessary delivery of nutrients. Without that stimulation, your jaw can begin to deteriorate and break down. Implants also make it possible to permanently support a restoration, which makes it easier to practice comfortable, natural jaw functions throughout your day. With the placement of multiple implants, you can even enjoy permanent support for larger restorations – including dentures!

Qualifying For Implants

Your dentist needs to evaluate you before you can begin the process of implant placement. What are they looking for? One area of potential concern is the health of your jawbone. That deterioration that occurs after tooth loss can leave the bone in an unhealthy state, and you may not be able to safely receive the implant. Another concern is about your general health. Placement involves oral surgery. If you are not healthy enough for this, an alternative can be necessary.

Undergoing The Dental Implant Placement Procedure

Dental implants require time to heal after they area placed. During this healing process, osseointegration will take place, and your jawbone will fuse to the implant. You can receive a restoration after this takes place. Once secure, you should be able to practice comfortable jaw function that feels natural. By keeping up with general dental care, your dentist can let you know if any work is needed to address any issue that might arise with your implant and restoration.

Talk To Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry About Supporting Replacement Teeth With Dental Implants

At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, you can receive a dental implant – or several implants, if needed, to support your restoration. Patients receive implants for individual teeth, but larger restorations, including dentures, can be supported. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our staff proudly serve patients from Rochester, MN, as well as Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all other surrounding communities.