Dental Implants

Dental Implant-Supported Prostheses


The goal of prosthetic dentistry is to restore your smile by replacing your lost teeth and as much of their function as possible. For many patients, the best way to achieve that is with the help of dental implant posts, which are designed to resemble the roots of your healthy, natural teeth. Whether you’ve lost one tooth, or all of them, dental implants can help provide a more comprehensive solution for replacing them and preserving your smile for life.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are often made from biocompatible titanium, and are placed within your jawbone where your lost teeth roots once rested. Each post is placed individually, making implants viable for replacing as many teeth as necessary. Because they’re biocompatible, your jawbone fuses to the implant posts as it heals, making them almost as sturdy and secure as healthy teeth roots. This also makes them able to support your prosthetic dental crown, bridge, or denture with unmatched comfort and stability.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

There are many benefits that come with replacing your lost teeth roots, such as eliminating the need for abutment teeth, hidden clasps, and adhesives to support your replacement teeth. This means you can preserve more of your remaining healthy tooth structure and reduce the risks of needing more restorative treatment later. Also, by replacing your lost teeth roots, dental implants also help restore stimulation in your jawbone and reduce the risk of it losing mass and density over the years.

See if you qualify for dental implants

Most patients who’ve lost teeth can qualify for dental implants, which replace the roots of your lost teeth and the vital functions that help preserve your smile. To schedule an appointment, call Elm Creek Dental in Maple Grove, MN, at (763) 416-0606. We also proudly serve the residents of Brooklyn Park, Rogers, Elk River, Osseo, Otsego, Plymouth, Wayzata, and all surrounding communities.