Advanced restorative dental work may seem daunting, but it is important to address matters that seriously compromise your oral health. One problem that can have a functional and cosmetic impact is tooth loss. One missing tooth is enough to create difficulties, and the loss of several – or the complete loss of your upper or lower teeth – can be particularly worrying. With proper care, you can have your smile restored. Dr. Eleni Voltidi is our prosthodontist (the only prosthodontist outside the Mayo Clinic in all of Rochester), and she can help individuals address a remarkable range of issues concerning tooth loss. Patients who need to replace lost teeth are often provided with dental implants, which can have a significant positive impact on your oral health.
Common Questions People Have About Dental Implants
Many people who come in for prosthetic work can be unclear about what dental implants are, and why they are so beneficial. An implant-based prosthetic consists of three components. The implant is a titanium post that acts like an artificial tooth root, and is secured to your jawbone. An abutment sits at the end of your implant, and is used to hold your crown, which imitates your tooth above the gum line.
If you have questions about your candidacy for implant placement, set an appointment with your dentist for a review. Implants are used to address individual losses, but they can address major tooth loss, too. If you are approved, you can be reassured to know that implants boast a high success rate. To make sure your implant stays in good condition, keep up with good brushing and flossing habits, and attend regular dental exams.
What Will Dental Implants Offer Me?
The stability from a dental implant can make your prosthetic feel more comfortable, and natural, especially when you eat. Implants are able to stay in good condition, and are able to resist decay. In addition to helping your everyday dental function, they can also protect the health of your jawbone, which can suffer deterioration after tooth loss.
Talk To Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry To Learn More About Dental Implants
At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, you can receive valuable support and treatment to help you deal with tooth loss. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our staff welcome and serve patients from Rochester, MN, as well as Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding communities.