A dental implant acts as an artificial root. It is placed in the jaw to support a dental component such as a bridge, crown, dentures, or other prostheses.
Our doctors are dedicated to providing the highest quality dental implants with precision and comfort in Norwood, MN. Dr. Ross and Dr. Bussler use the latest education, tech and techniques to make the implant journey a seamless one.
Besides acting as support for other dental prostheses, a dental implant can take the place of a missing tooth. If you are missing a tooth and are not a candidate for a bridge or full dentures, the chances are that you will need a dental implant. Dental implants are absolutely essential to the health and wellness of your mouth if you are missing teeth. In fact, putting off the procedure of getting a dental implant can take a toll on your dental health.
From proper chewing to maintaining the strength of your jawbone, every tooth in your mouth plays a role.
At Norwood Dental, we aim to provide the most compassionate, comfortable, and soothing experience possible during your dental implant procedure. When getting a dental implant, a metal post is attached to the bone, as the post acts as the root of your tooth. Our team uses the latest advancements in dental technology to ensure that any discomfort is minimized, and your procedure is pain-free.
After your dental implant procedure, it is normal to experience swelling, tingling, and facial bruising. Your dentist may prescribe medications to manage any pain, as well as recommend cold therapies to help minimize swelling. While healing time varies from patient to patient, it can take up to six months for your mouth to be considered completely healed from your dental implant.
Just because your dental implant isn’t a ‘real’ tooth doesn’t mean it doesn’t need extra care! Your dental implant will need adequate care to keep it in optimal condition. Brushing your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive toothbrush twice per day and regular flossing with unwaxed floss, will help keep maintain the integrity of your implant.
Your dentist may also recommend a special oral irrigator for hard-to-reach dental implants.
At Norwood Dental, our team specializes in dental implants. Have questions about dental implants or want to make an appointment? We’d love to hear from you! Contact a member of our compassionate care team to improve your smile — and your life!