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Are you missing teeth in your smile? If so, you are not just missing the visible part of the tooth but the tooth root as well. With a dental implant restoration, the tooth root is replaced so that a tooth (crown, bridge, etc.) can be securely anchored to the implant.

Dr. Richard Timm and Dr. Kevin Anderson in Oakdale, Minnesota, are happy to rescue your smile with the help of dental implants and restore your self-confidence. Whether you need to restore one tooth or several, dental implants are the perfect solution for missing teeth.

One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is that they mimic your natural teeth in look and function.

Implants are surgically implanted into the jawbone and then allowed to heal and fuse to the bone. This will provide a strong foundation for the crown, bridge, or denture to come. To understand what your implant will look like, picture the following components:

–First, the implant itself is a post which is either cylindrical or tapered constructed from titanium. This implant’s role in this restoration is to act as the tooth root.

— Next is the abutment, which is a connector that is attached to the top of the implant that allows it to connect to the new teeth or tooth.

— Finally, this is the part which is visible–the crown will be placed.

After your dental implant is successfully placed, you can smile, speak, laugh and eat confidently once again. You won’t have to worry that the restoration will stand out, or that it will move around in your mouth. It’s like having natural teeth again when it comes to form and function.

At All Family Dental in Oakdale, Minnesota, we are excited to help rescue your smile from missing teeth. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Richard Timm or Dr. Kevin Anderson, please call 651.222.9715 today. With the help of dental implants, your smile can be restored back to full confidence!