St. Paul Dental Implants Dentist Talks About Tooth Replacement

Written by Drs. Mark and Rachel Malterud on Mar 10, 2015

The Benefits of Dental Implants

One of the problems associated with tooth loss is the subsequent loss of bone in the jaw where the natural tooth root used to be, causing additional dental health issues and bite problems. Dental implants offered by the St. Paul Dental Implants Dentist address this issue, offering patients who have lost a tooth a “replacement in kind”: a prosthetic tooth that is anchored into the jaw bone with a tiny titanium post that mimics the tooth root.

The tiny post implanted acts much like a natural tooth root, which helps to generate natural bone growth to support the tooth structure. A dental implant not only provides patients with a secure, natural looking and functioning tooth, but it can also help to reduce further bone loss and support long term dental health.

Other Uses for Dental Implants

Dental implants can also be used to secure dentures when a patient has either multiple missing teeth to replace or wishes to fix the problem of ill-fitting dentures. Strategically placed implants will serve to support the denture and also help to maintain sufficient bone retention and growth for better long term oral health.

The St. Paul Dental Implants Dentist offers implant dentistry and will create a customized treatment plan to suit your dental health needs and budget. Dr. Malterud has advanced training and extensive experience in so you can be assured of the highest quality dentistry available.

If you have a damaged tooth, missing tooth, or slipping dentures contact our office to schedule a consultation. Your oral health is an important part of your overall health and well being!