Why Replacing Teeth at the St. Paul Dental Implants Office is Important

Written by Drs. Mark and Rachel Malterud on May 5, 2015

Dental implants are one of the best methods available for replacing missing teeth. In the past, you had limited choices for tooth replacement, but at our St. Paul Dental Implants Office, we now provide you with the option of dental implants to help preserve your oral health while restoring function and beauty.

Why Are Missing Teeth a Problem?

The major problem created by missing teeth is that surrounding teeth can become crooked. Even one missing tooth can alter the alignment of the rest of your teeth and cause them to move out of their proper position.

This happens because a missing tooth allows surrounding teeth to drift into the empty space. In turn, this creates a domino effect and can leave you with severe alignment issues. When teeth are crooked, you face these other oral health issues as well:

  • Teeth grinding
  • Premature wear
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder
Missing teeth can cause other problems such as deterioration of your jawbone. When you have all your teeth, the roots help stimulate growth of the bone in the jaw as you chew.

When teeth are missing, the bone can deteriorate over time. This can change your dental bite and, if not treated by your dentist, cause a change in the shape of your face and your appearance.

How do you Replace Teeth With Implants?

Dental implants are widely used in modern dentistry since they can replace a single or multiple missing teeth, and they do not require alteration of adjacent teeth like dental crowns do. Dental implants are set directly into the jaw bone and, over a period of time, the dental implant bonds with the bone.

A dental crown is then placed over the root portion of the implant at our St. Paul Dental Implants Office. Advances in modern dentistry have created a replacement that enhances your oral health as well as your appearance.

Please contact us to learn more about dental implants and how they can benefit your situation.