Total oral reconstruction to replace missing teeth is possible by Dakota Dental & Implant Center. Dental implants is a pioneering breakthrough in dental science. The materials used in this dental procedure make a transformation that creates a new natural looking set of teeth. The artificial teeth used for implants have such a strong resemblance to natural teeth, they are indistinguishable to the naked eye. A titanium post, having the same purpose as a tooth root, is conjoined with the dentin under the gum line. There is a short waiting period to allow titanium posts to fuse to the jawbone while customized dental implants are fabricated at a Dental Clinic in Eagan MN. Patients may be asked to use a special mouthwash and take antibiotics as a precautionary measure before the procedure.
Here is what to expect during dental implant surgery at a Dental Clinic in Eagan MN. The mouth is numbed so the patient is comfortable. A small incision on the gum line enables access to the bone. A drill that operates gently creates a space where the titanium posts will go. Temporary implants will be adhered to the posts to stand in the place of permanent implants while they fuse with the dentin. During the time gums are healing and posts join with the bone, an impression is made on the transitory teeth so customized implants can be constructed in a dental laboratory. A mold of the unique shape of the patient’s mouth is made for dental implants that look, feel and function just as natural teeth do.
Tooth loss happens for many reasons. When the mouth is void of teeth for too long, the face can lose shape in the jaw area, making the cheeks appear sunken in. A large percentage of those with missing teeth have difficulty chewing foods, it interferes with being able to speak clearly, and sometimes they suffer bone loss in the jaw. Dental implants preserve the health of natural teeth that has not been affected by decay or injury. There are other similar tooth replacement procedures that need healthy teeth nearby to be altered before artificial teeth are implanted. Browse the website to learn about other restorative oral procedures.