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RESTORE YOUR SMILE PERMANENTLY
Dental implants are the best way to permanently replace your missing teeth. With proper care, they can last a lifetime. Dental implants also look and feel completely natural, so you can smile with confidence. Contact Glen Lake Family Dentistry today for an implant consultation with Dr. Alex Scott or Dr. Greg Olson, and see if you’re a candidate for dental implants in Minnetonka, MN.
Single-tooth implants consist of two primary components, and are used to restore one missing tooth. The first component is the implant itself, which is a small, screw-shaped rod of titanium. An oral surgeon will place this implant directly into your jaw bone, right in the area where you’ve lost your tooth.
Over time, the dental implant will heal and integrate with your jaw bone, acting as an artificial tooth root. The second component of a single-tooth implant is a porcelain dental crown. This porcelain tooth is built to attach to your implant, and will match the surrounding teeth perfectly. Together, the implant and the crown mimic the natural anatomy of the tooth, restoring it permanently.
Dental Implant Full-Arch Dental Implants
If you are missing most or all of your teeth, full-arch dental implants may be a good option for restoring your smile. In this treatment, a series of 4-6 dental implants are placed in the upper, lower, or both arches of your mouth.
These dental implants are used to hold a set of fixed or removable implant-retained dentures. Compared to traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures are more stable, last longer, and feel more natural when you speak and chew.
RESTORING YOUR SMILE AFTER FULL-ARCH IMPLANTS
At your dentist in Minnetonka, Dr. Scott and Dr. Olson work closely with skilled oral surgeons to provide full-arch implants in Minnetonka. Once your initial surgery is complete, you’ll come to our office for several follow-ups, and we’ll work with you to build a set of durable, realistic, and natural implant-retained dentures. Once your treatment is over, you’ll be able to smile proudly once again.
All-On-Four Dental Implants
All-On-Four is a unique treatment method for full-arch dental implants. Unlike some other types of full-mouth dental implants, it uses only four implants. This distinguishes it from other types of full-mouth reconstructions, which may require six or more implants per arch. All-On-Four implants are specially designed, angled, and placed by an oral surgeon to provide maximum support.
All-On-Four restorations are fixed to the implants, and cannot be removed at home like implant-retained dentures. This closely simulates your natural bite and makes for a more natural look and feel overall. Some patients may even qualify for “Teeth in a Day,” in which you could walk out of our office with a brand new smile in a single visit! Schedule your consultation today to see if All-On-Four dental implants are right for you.
As long as you have a relatively healthy mouth and your jaw bone is strong enough to accommodate an implant, you are likely a good candidate for treatment. However, even if your jaw bone is not strong enough for an implant, you may still be a candidate if you get a bone graft. However, this will add more time, cost, and complexity to the procedure.
We do not offer implant placement surgery at Glen Lake Family Dentistry. However, we work closely with skilled oral surgeons who can place your dental implants. Once your initial surgery is over, you’ll come to our office for checkups, and to get your dental implant restoration, such as a crown or a set of implant-supported dentures.