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Dr. Scott Timmons and Dr. Justin Gangestad in Baxter, Minnesota, are happy to restore your smile with the help of dental implants. In order to place dental implants, our team coordinates with an oral surgeon who is trained in the placement of titanium implants. We restore the implant with a custom-made crown, bridge, or denture.Whether you need to restore one tooth or several, dental implants are the perfect solution for missing teeth.

Whether you need to restore one tooth or several, dental implants are the perfect solution for missing teeth. Whether your teeth are missing because of damage or decay, your smile is missing not only the tooth but the tooth root as well. With a dental implant restoration, the tooth root is replaced so that a tooth (crown, bridge, etc.) can be anchored to the implant. One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is that they mimic your natural teeth in look and function.

How do dental implants work? They are surgically implanted into the jawbone and then allowed to heal and fuse to the bone. This will provide a strong foundation for the crown, bridge, or denture to come. To understand what your implant will look like, picture the following components:

–First, the implant itself is a post which is either cylindrical or tapered constructed from titanium. This implant’s role in this restoration is to act as the tooth root.

— Next is the abutment, which is a connector that is attached to the top of the implant that allows it to connect to the new teeth or tooth.

— Finally, this is the part which is visible–the crown will be placed.

After your dental implant is successfully placed, you can smile, speak, laugh and eat confidently once again. You won’t have to worry that the restoration will stand out, or that it will move around in your mouth. It’s like having natural teeth again.

At Baxter Dental in Baxter, Minnesota, we know how missing teeth can impact your smile. To find out more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Scott Timmons or Dr. Justin Gangestad, please call 218-829-4207 today. Missing teeth don’t have to cramp your smile health!