A dental implant is a long-lasting tooth replacement option that looks and functions just like a natural tooth. Dental implants are embedded in the bone just like natural teeth, have a 95% success rate, and are backed by nearly 50 years of clinical research.
Whether you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants can be an excellent restorative solution. As opposed to other replacement options like a partial or a bridge, dental implants offer a secure, long term replacement solution. Working with your restorative dentist, dental implants are designed to restore the appearance and function of your teeth. Our oral surgeons in Savage, Shakopee, and Eden Prairie, Minnesota can place a titanium post in your mouth which replaces the root of the missing tooth. You will be able to smile with confidence knowing your smile has been restored with new teeth that are healthy and function like natural teeth. Dr. Hueler, Dr, Lyu, and Dr.Voegele are trusted experts in dental implant placement.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the foundation of the solution to replace your missing teeth in a way that appears and functions like a natural tooth. The dental implant consists of 3 parts: Dental implant (post), abutment, and crown (tooth). Unlike bridges or partial dentures, dental implants are secure and cannot be removed. They function and can be taken care of just like a natural tooth. Dental implants become secure in the bone through a process called osseointegration. During this process, the dental implant fuses to the bone becoming strong enough to eat any food you enjoy.
In some cases, working with your restorative dentist dental implants can support a bridge to replace several missing teeth or securely hold in your denture.