Top Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the best solutions out there for replacing missing teeth. Whether you’re missing a single tooth or all of them, implants are typically the recommended solution for a number of different reasons.

Functionality

First of all, dental implants in Eden Prairie, MN allow patients to regain maximum use of their teeth. By anchoring into your jaw, where teeth are supposed to go, dental implants prevent slipping and sliding that might happen with traditional dentures. This means that patients can talk, smile, eat, and laugh naturally.

Appearance

Second, dental implants have a highly natural appearance. The artificial teeth are carefully shaped and colored to look just like your natural ones, which means that almost nobody except a periodontist in Eden Prairie, MN will be able to tell the difference between the implant and your real teeth.

Jaw Structure

Dental implants can help prevent bone loss and preserve the structure of your jaw. Regular use of your teeth helps keep them strong, along with the bone into which they are anchored. Once you lose your teeth, that bone can start to decay and even disappear. By inserting an artificial root into your jawbone, a dental implant can help prevent this from happening. This preserves the health of your jaw, the structure of your face, and your overall appearance.

Flexibility

In addition, dental implants are highly flexible. If you have only lost a single tooth, then a single implant can take its place. Traditionally, this would not be possible; the two normal teeth to the side of the missing one would be cut down to allow for the insertion of a bridge. Dental implants avoid this problem and leave healthy teeth intact.

On the other hand, dental implants in Eden Prairie, MN are even an option if you have lost almost all of your teeth. The All-On-4 procedure is a new treatment that uses only four implants to anchor an entire device that replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw.

Get Started

If you would like to learn more about dental implants, contact our office today at 952-479-4705 to setup an appointment with Dr. Sanchez, a periodontist in Eden Prairie, MN.

2 Comments

  1. Tyler Meredith on January 26, 2016 at 1:01 am

    I really like what this article mentions about jaw structure, and how dental implants would be able to help minimize decay. My mom has lost a couple teeth, and my brothers and I are considering getting her implants. I think that she would be a much happier person with permanent teeth, so having them help her jaw structure along with being less maintenance than her dentures would be very beneficial. Thanks for sharing!



    • Andres Sanchez on February 2, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      Sounds like you and your brothers are taking good care of your mom! Never underestimate the importance of teeth. Implants done by a Periodontist are so important! If you live in Minnesota please contact our office in Eden Prairie at 952-567-7457 for an evaluation by Dr. Andres Sanchez for your mother.