Knowing Dental Implants

Whether you’ll end up needing them or not, it’s important to know all about dental implants. Understanding the process of how you get one – and more importantly, why you’d need one – helps you keep a better perspective on what it means to have great oral health.

Dr. Kevin Torbenson, Dr. Drew Neumann and the staff at Advanced Dental in Mankato, Minnesota want all patients to be as educated as possible on the different aspects of dental services offered. With that in mind, let’s take a more in-depth look at dental implants.

What are they?
At their simplest, dental implants are exactly what they sound like. They’re fake teeth implanted into your gums. They’re a lot like dentures that just never come out, and don’t need constant refitting and adjustment.

Why would I need them?
Most people who need dental implants have had some serious tooth damage at some point. Whether it was accidental, or resulted from tooth decay or gum disease, they’re likely using implants to replace lost or dead teeth.

In some cases, they can be used to replace teeth where a crown may have accomplished the same thing. The final decision to use an implant is between you and Dr. Kevin Torbenson or Dr. Drew Neumann.

What’s the process like?
Implants are really easy to install. They’re just a titanium post, inserted directly into your gums where your old tooth was. Then, that post is capped with a crown, completing the look of a real tooth.

If you have more questions or think you may be a good fit for dental implants, don’t wait to contact our team today at 507-345-1284.

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