Dental Implants

St. Paul Dental Implants

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Dental implants are changing the lives of edentulous patients all over the world. Since they were first introduced, implants have become the ultimate teeth replacement solution for people missing one tooth, a few teeth, or all of their teeth. St. Paul implants dentist Dr. Serafimov can help you determine whether implants are right for you.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small titanium rods that are placed into the jawbone. Replacement teeth are later attached to the implants. Because they fuse with your own bone, implants are the most secure foundation for artificial teeth. It’s like getting back your lost teeth, including the tooth roots!

Dental implants are superior to bridges and dentures in many ways.

  • Unlike dentures, implant-supported teeth prevent jaw bone deterioration.
  • Dental implants are the closest things to natural teeth—they look, feel, and function just like the real thing.
  • Dental implants restore almost 100% of your chewing ability. Eat whatever you want and never worry about your false teeth becoming loose and falling out!
  • Boost your confidence with stunning, permanent teeth that look healthy and natural.

The Procedure

Traditional restoring implants placement requires multiple appointments that are stretched over several months. First, you and Dr. Serafimov will have a conversation about your oral health goals and preferences. Dr. Serafimov will review your medical history and perform a thorough examination of your mouth and jaw to determine if you are a good candidate for tooth implant placement.

Next, your dentist in St. Paul will refer you to a specialist who will surgically embed the implant into your jaw. The gums are then closed, and the implant is allowed to fuse with bone (osseointegration) for about 3-4 months.

After successful osseointegration, your dentist will uncover the implant and attach the abutment (a tiny metal extension that holds the replacement teeth). A final impression is taken and used as a model for the permanent crown. When ready, the dental crown is cemented to the abutment.

Learn more about dental implants by calling 651-455-1601. You can also schedule a consultation online.