Dental implants are titanium posts surgically placed in the jawbone to serve as artificial tooth roots, providing a stable foundation for replacement teeth. These permanent fixtures offer a natural look and feel, improving oral function and aesthetics. At Zane Dental, dental implants are versatile, suitable for single-tooth replacement, multiple teeth, or even full arches, making them a widespread and long-lasting solution for individuals seeking to restore missing teeth and regain their smile's functionality.
The dental implant procedure is a comprehensive process typically conducted over several stages. It begins with a thorough examination and treatment planning, during which our dentist in Brooklyn Park, MN, assesses your oral health and suitability for dental implants.
In the first surgical phase, the dental implant, usually a small, screw-shaped post made of biocompatible materials like titanium, is placed directly into the jawbone. After this initial placement, a healing period follows, allowing the implant to integrate with the jawbone through osseointegration. This integration provides a strong foundation for the prosthetic teeth, ensuring their stability and function. Once osseointegration is complete, abutments are attached to the implants, which connect the implants and the prosthetic teeth. In the final step, custom-made crowns, bridges, or dentures are securely affixed to the abutments, restoring your smile with natural-looking and functional teeth. The entire process of dental implants can span several months. Still, the result is a long-lasting, permanent solution for tooth replacement that closely resembles natural teeth in appearance and function.
Dental implants offer a permanent, natural-looking, and functional solution for tooth replacement, enhancing your oral health and quality of life. Get in touch with Zane Dental at 7340 Zane Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443, or call (763) 561-1200 to explore how dental implants can benefit you and help you regain a confident and complete smile.