Are Dental Implants Right For You?

Do you want to learn more about dental implants from your White Bear Lake, MN, dentist?

Dental implants are synthetic oral appliances that replace natural tooth roots by being directly placed in the jaw. Used to replace missing teeth and anchor dental appliances such as permanent bridge and dentures, implants look like natural teeth and provide unmatched stability. Here at Lakeshore Family Dentistry in White Bear Lake, MN, your dentists, Dr. Scott Kron and Dr. Jason Ross, use these restorations to restore their patients' smiles—read on to learn if this treatment is right for you! 

What dental implants can do for you

The best candidate must have a healthy immune system, proper bone density, and a proper oral hygiene routine, which means there is a need for daily brushing and flossing to ensure the elimination of food debris. After all, this prevents plaque and tartar buildup, thus protecting teeth from forming dental decay that may result in serious issues.

Dental implant surgery is necessary but also simple. Your White Bear Lake dentist removes remaining tooth remnants and inserts the titanium post. The area is numbed so you don't feel any pain and sealed so osseointegration can occur over the course 3 to 6 months. You'll receive a temporary crown until it's time to go back to your dentist to get a permanent dentist.

Post-surgical care requires antibiotics and anti-inflammation to stave off infection following the procedure. You can also use ice packs to reduce inflammation.

When you go back to your dentist's office, your Lakeshore Family Dentistry dentist will re-open the surgical area, insert a screw and abutment, and finish off the treatment by placing a crown on top. The crown matches the rest of your teeth so that you don't end up having a mismatched smile. 

Interested? Give us a call

Would you like to learn more about dental implants? Drs. Scott Kron and Jason Ross can answer your questions. For more information about dental implants, call Lakeshore Family Dentistry in White Bear Lake, MN, today at (651) 429-3348 to learn more!

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