Dental Implants | Port City Dental | Duluth, MN

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Dental Implants

Yes, we can replace your tooth with a dental implant!

Our dentists have gone through specific training to serve and benefit our patients with dental implant placement surgery. Our digital imaging, knowledge, and clinical expertise will give you confidence in replacing your missing tooth.

To schedule a consultation, please contact us today!

dental implants

A dental implant is an option for replacing a missing tooth. In this procedure, a small titanium shaft is surgically implanted into the jawbone and allowed to set. The bone grows around it forming a tight connection, which additionally slows or stops the bone loss that occurs when the root of a natural tooth is missing. Once the implant is firmly set in the mouth, the dentist then works to attach the replacement tooth onto the top of the shaft. This permanent solution has the advantage over bridge work that it does not stress the surrounding teeth for support and, should the tooth wear out, another can simply be replaced on the shaft.

Implants can also be used for support as part of an implant bridge. This is an alternative to partial dentures, and has several advantages. First, there is no adjustment period for the patient who, once the work is done, only feels teeth and not metal supports intruding into the mouth. Second, this slows the bone loss caused by missing teeth. Third, there is no discomfort or difficulty in eating. Best of all, of course, the implants can be cleaned through your regular brushing.