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What Is Implant Dentistry?

At The Gorman Center for Fine Dentistry, implant dentistry is our standard of care for replacing missing teeth.

The goal of teeth replacement is to restore your tooth’s function and aesthetics. Dental implants are a great way to restore a beautiful smile by replacing missing teeth.

A dental implant is a surgical fixture placed into the jawbone and allowed to fuse with the bone over 3 to 6 months. Dental implants act as a replacement root for a missing tooth. They are made of titanium, which, because of its properties, is not rejected by the body.

We can use dental implants to stabilize a dental bridge or partial denture and full sets of dentures with our implant-supported dentures procedure, the “All On 4” technique.

The types of dental implants; a single tooth implant, an implant-supported bridge, and a implant-supported denture.

The benefits of implant dentistry

One of the main benefits of implant dentistry over other tooth replacement options is that it prevents the sunken look associated with missing teeth.

Because the implants are placed in the jawbone, they help retain the fullness and contours of the face by maintaining the supporting bone, much like a natural tooth root.

In addition, dental implants look and function much more like natural teeth when compared with other types of replacement options. Unlike dental bridges, which depend on surrounding teeth for support, dental implants stand alone without affecting other teeth.

Dental implants require no extra maintenance besides regular brushing, flossing, and recall visits to see your hygienist.

Dental implants with Dr. Lexi Lippe

Experience the expertise of Dr. Lexi Lippe, a distinguished prosthodontist who focuses on aesthetics, at The Gorman Center for Fine Dentistry in Minnesota.

With specialized training in prosthodontics, Dr. LippeThis link leads to Doctor’s page brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to every dental implant procedure.

Her dedication to patient care and excellence ensures that each implant is placed with precision and care, resulting in natural-looking and long-lasting results.

Dr. Lippe works closely with her team to provide comprehensive care and personalized treatment plans so that every patient receives the highest standard of care.

Whether you’re considering dental implants to replace missing teeth or enhance your smile, trust Dr. Lexi Lippe to deliver exceptional results that restore confidence and improve your quality of life.

How does implant dentistry work?

Step 1: Dental implant consultation

We will begin the tooth replacement process with a complimentary implant dentistry consultation. Our North Oaks restorative dentist, Dr. Lexi Lippe, will examine your jaw and gums to determine if dental implants could benefit you.

If your jawbone has an adequate foundation for the titanium posts anchored to it, you might be a good candidate for this procedure. Age is not a barrier to implant dentistry; in fact, people of all ages are choosing dental implants for tooth replacement.

Step 2: Implant placement

If you are a good candidate for dental implants, the following procedure is the surgical placement of the titanium implant in the jawbone.

The use of local anesthesia makes the procedure comfortable for patients. If you’re a patient who needs a little more relaxation, we also offer oral sedation.

Often, the dental implant site still has a damaged tooth present, which will need to be extracted and a bone graft placed. In some instances, when enough bone is present, the damaged tooth can be extracted and the implant placed at the same appointment.

Step 3: Healing period

Once the implants have been placed, their success depends on your body’s healing ability. There is a 3- to 6-month waiting period for the implant to integrate with your jawbone, forming a solid foundation for the replacement tooth.

Step 4: Place your restoration

The last step is to restore your smile with a restoration, which may include:

Dr. Lippe blends artistry with the science of dentistry to make your restoration look, feel, and function like your natural teeth! No one will know you have dental implants.

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Our top restorative dentist has been placing and restoring implants for ten years and has outstanding functional and cosmetic results.

Dental implants have become a favored option for tooth replacement because they offer a conservative approach and provide predictable results with success rates close to 98%.

With Dr. Lippe, you can expect more than just a beautiful smile. She is well-versed in the link between your mouth and body. She can help you achieve optimal oral health to live a long and happy life.

Schedule your complimentary implant dentistry consultation today, and see how our experienced team can help you with tooth replacement.

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