Restore Missing Teeth With Bloomington Dental Implants
Whether you need to replace a single tooth or undergo a full-mouth reconstruction, dental implants in Bloomington make it possible to have a bite that looks, functions, and feels natural. Dr. Kenneth Weddell completed extensive implant placement training at the University of Minnesota and has been replacing teeth for decades. This means that a dental implant procedure from Weddell Dental will:Dr. Kenneth Weddell on Dental Implants Read Transcript
Implant-retained dentures, especially for the bottom – bottom dentures are a little tougher just because the tongue is down on the bottom and touches the teeth so often. But by putting a couple of implants down in there, or four implants down in there, there are several different ways that we can retain the denture. And people are amazed. They thought, “Oh, gee. When I went with a bottom denture, I wouldn't be able to eat solidly anymore.” And then we put some implants in there, and the denture all of a sudden doesn't move around. And they're so thrilled that we solved a problem that they didn't think they would.
And we can do that with upper dentures, too, although often people are pretty happy with the upper dentures without that. More on the lower do we find ourselves doing that. It's fun to do that because they are so thrilled at the change that you've made when you've done that.
Single-tooth implants are something that we're seeing more and more of, especially when you have the teeth on each side of the missing tooth that are in very good condition. If we put an implant in there, we don't have to touch the teeth on either side. Implants are put in place, anchored to the bone, and the tooth functions just like a normal tooth. You don't take it out at night. It stays in there. And I have patients that come back for their regular cleaning appointments and they said, “Now, where is the implant? I forget where we put that in.” And if they can't remember which tooth it is, we've done a pretty darn good job of replacing it. It's always fun to have that happen.
Implants are wonderful. People love to have us replace a tooth there.
- Improve your oral health and possibly your overall health.
- Give you back your beautiful smile.
- Make mealtimes enjoyable again.
- Boost your confidence level when socializing.
- Help prevent jawbone deterioration so you avoid a “sunken face” look.
See one of our dentists for accurate, skilled implant placement and restoration with the replacement teeth option of your choice. Schedule your consultation today by calling 952-679-1365. We’re located at 8900 Penn Ave. S., Ste. 211 – near 10 and 90th.
Implant Options Abound at Weddell Dental
Teeth implants are posts that fuse with your jawbone for a tight hold. Above the gumline, your dental implant restoration will look and feel just like a natural tooth. Unlike other tooth replacement options, implants can actually stop or slow bone loss and even encourage regrowth. We offer:
- All-on-4® and All-on-6. These innovative procedures allow you to replace an entire arch of missing teeth with as few as four or six implants. This means a shorter, less invasive procedure and a quicker recovery.
- Implant-Retained and Implant-Supported Dentures. Securing your dentures to implants gives them a more secure hold and comfortable fit than conventional dentures.
- Immediate Implant Placement. With our skilled care, there may not have to be a time gap between when your tooth is extracted and your dental implant is placed.
To be an ideal candidate for dental implants, your jawbone must meet certain density requirements. We can examine your jawbone during your consultation. If you’re not a good fit, there are other options for replacing your teeth, including traditional dentures and dental bridges.
Invest in Bloomington dental implants now and enjoy a durable, healthy new smile for years to come. Weddell Dental invites you to schedule your appointment by calling us today at 952-679-1365.