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Transformative Dental Implant Treatment in Chaska

No matter how it happens, the loss of one or more natural teeth can be a devastating event. Not only is your oral health altered, but your smile’s function, your self-confidence, and your overall well-being can all suffer as well. That’s why Dr. Mark Stapleton and the rest of our team here at White Oak Dental strongly urge patients to seek out a quality reconstructive solution as soon as possible, such as dental implants. Implants can recreate your teeth in a virtually seamless fashion, providing valuable health and aesthetic-minded advantages that are exceptionally long-lasting. Please contact our Chaska, MN office today to schedule your first appointment, or if you have any questions we can help you with. We’re glad to serve the areas of Chanhassen, MN and beyond.

Why are dental implants so successful?

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Traditional replacement solutions like bridges and dentures only replace the crown (the white, visible portion) of the tooth. While this is adequate for aesthetics and function, the lack of a functioning tooth root underneath the gum tissue can result in jawbone deterioration over time. Dental implants are the only reconstructive option available today that successfully replicates the entire structure, which is ideal for your continuing oral health and wellbeing. Also, adjacent natural teeth do not have to be involved in treatment. Once they’re complete, dental implants are virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your smile in appearance, feel, and longevity.

Dental Implant Restorations

illustration of dental implant restorations

Once the new implants have been placed in the jaw and allowed to heal properly, Dr. Stapleton will work to design the ideal restoration to attach on top, restoring the patient’s smile at last. Our recommendation for this process will depend on the number of teeth/implants that are in need of coverage, as well as the patient’s personal preferences.

  • Implant-Retained Dental Crown : All-ceramic dental crowns can be fitted over individual implants, restoring the shape and strength of the missing tooth without requiring any alteration of the natural teeth that are still nearby.
  • Implant-Retained Bridge/Denture : These prosthetics might be preferred when patients are in need of a more comprehensive and cost-effective restoration for multiple implants. They can be fixed (permanent) or removable in nature.