Millions of adult Americans over 30 have lost teeth, and the issue of tooth loss is much more prevalent than many people think. Dental implants have become one of the most popular tooth replacement options thanks to their permanent stability and natural appearance.
Our oral surgeons, Drs. Hueler, Lyu, and Sandler begin the process with an oral exam that includes dental X-rays so that we can determine if your oral health and bone structure are optimal for dental implants. If the bone has been weakened by tooth decay, tooth extraction, or chronic periodontal disease, you may need a bone graft performed by an oral surgeon before receiving your implant.
Your oral surgeon will also place the implant post by forming a narrow channel in the jawbone and screwing the titanium post into place. Because titanium is biologically safe and can fuse to your bones, it’s able to form a permanent anchor that acts just like a natural tooth root.
Following the fusion and healing period, we will create a custom-made dental crown to cover the post and provide your smile with a natural-looking appearance.
If you have lost a tooth and are interested in receiving a dental implant in Savage, Shakopee, or Eden Prairie, Minnesota, don’t delay tooth replacement treatment longer than necessary. Contact Midwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at 952-226-7940 today to schedule your initial exam with one of our oral surgeons.