Have you lost one or more teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason? Point Family Dentistry offers residents near Minneapolis options like dental implants to replace those missing teeth and preserve good oral health.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium that is attached to the jawbone. It provides an anchor that holds a porcelain replacement tooth, or bridge, in its place.
If you have lost a tooth, does it matter if or when you replace the empty space with an implant? Yes. Once a tooth is lost, the bone that supported that tooth will normally begin to shrink. The neighboring teeth may also begin to shift, contributing to bite and jaw misalignment, TMJ disorder, and a crooked smile.
Because the implants are attached to the jawbone, it is beneficial to arrange for an implant soon after the loss of a tooth, while there is still adequate bone to which it can attach. This gives the greatest opportunity for the successful placement of an implant, along with keeping the bone healthy and intact. Furthermore, these dental implants help prevent the other teeth from shifting. They offer comfort, stability, restored food chewing ability, and result in a more natural appearance of your face.
Don’t forget about the emotional benefits of having a full set of teeth. Instead of worrying about people staring at your unsightly teeth and empty spaces, with the aid of dental implants you can relax, smile, and focus on more important things.
Dr. Isaacson and his team at Point Family Dentistry are proud to be caring for the dental needs of the residents in the area of Minneapolis. With dental implants and all other services provided, they’ll use their expertise and high quality craftsmanship for the benefit of you and your smile.