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Over the past few years, we’ve seen a pretty big spike in the popularity of dental implants as a restoration option for missing teeth. While implants are certainly a great choice, they’re not the only tooth replacement choice in existence, which makes some people wonder why they’re so popular.

So to help you understand the rise of implants and to see if they’re the right cosmetic dentistry

A titanium implant can be installed in a single outpatient appointment. You will need to be fully sedated for your own comfort. This means you will need to arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home after the appointment.

To install the titanium abutment, an oral surgeon will make a small incision in your gums to gain direct access to your jawbone. A narrow channel will then be made in the bone and a titanium abutment will be screwed into place. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and will eventually fuse with the surrounding bone in a process known as osseointegration.

After the titanium abutment has fully integrated into your jawbone, your dentist, Dr. Tanya Peterson & Heidi Smith, can fit it for a crown that is made from porcelain, gold or base metal alloys. The material that they recommends for the crown will be based on the tooth’s primary function in your mouth and appearance in your smile.

The simplicity is often what makes implants so attractive. If you think they could help you, call us today for a consultation appointment. We can be reached at 952.890.2791.