Consider dental implants if you’ve lost permanent teeth and don’t want to wear dentures. At College Grove Dental Care in Marion, Iowa, general, cosmetic, and Invisalign dentists Connie A. Miller, DDS, Matthew Sieverding, DDS, and the team specialize in restoring dental implants. They can even coordinate implant placement procedures with a nearby oral surgeon if necessary. Call the office or book online today to request a dental implant consultation.
Dental implants replace your tooth roots. They’re metal posts that an oral surgeon inserts into the empty sockets where your permanent teeth used to be. After placement, the implants integrate with your jaw, providing a base for crowns, an implant-anchored bridge, or implant-anchored dentures.
At Cottage Grove Dental Care, the team specializes in bone grafts, dental implant restoration, and dental implant preparation. They don’t perform the dental implant placement, but they can extract teeth or take steps to help preserve your jaw.
Dental implants offer various benefits, including:
Dental implants can also improve your oral health. Replacing teeth lost because of extraction or trauma reduces your risk of other more serious issues, like gum recession and bone loss.
At Cottage Grove Dental Care, the team offers several types of dental implant restorations, including:
If you’re only missing one or two permanent teeth, the team might recommend covering your dental implants with crowns. A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that looks and functions like your natural enamel.
Consider an implant-anchored bridge if you’re missing several teeth and wear partial dentures. An implant-anchored bridge restores your smile to its near-original condition and only requires two implants.
The team recommends implant-anchored dentures if you’re missing all of your teeth. Implant-anchored dentures replace an entire arch of permanent teeth. They connect directly to your dental implants, ensuring they don’t slip or shift.
At Cottage Grove Dental Care, getting dental implants takes several visits over the course of a year.
If the team determines you qualify for implants, they refer you to a nearby oral surgeon for the placement procedure. After receiving the implants, your mouth heals for several months while the implants fuse with your jaw.
When the fusion process finishes, you return to Cottage Grove Dental Care. The team takes impressions of your mouth and sends them to a dental lab. The dental lab then uses your impressions to manufacture crowns, an implant-anchored bridge, or implant-anchored dentures.
Several weeks later, when your implant restorations are ready, you visit Cottage Grove Dental Care for the last time. The team attaches your restorations to the implants, checks your bite, and provides care instructions.
To see if you can benefit from dental implants, call Cottage Grove Dental Care, or book online today.