Dentures Aren’t Your Only Option
If you’re living with bad teeth, missing teeth, or wearing dentures, you may experience situations in everyday life that leave you feeling uncomfortable, vulnerable, or embarrassed.
Today, with new advancements in implant dentistry, you can put all these limitations and discomforts in the past for good! Dental implants make it possible to live a healthy, confident quality of life, with solutions ranging from implant supported dentures in Apple Valley, MN, to permanent full-mouth dental implants.
At Dakota Dental and Wellness Center, our team will help you understand your options and find the right treatment plan to help restore your smile, health, and quality of life!
Comparing Fixed Teeth Vs. Removable Teeth
In general, you have two options for replacing missing teeth:
- Fixed – artificial teeth that are “fixed” in place, anchored to your jawbone.
- Removable – artificial teeth (or groupings of teeth) that you can remove for eating, cleaning, etc.
We encourage you to consider each option carefully before scheduling a consultation with our team. During your evaluation, we’ll discuss your goals, health history, and oral health needs to create a personalized treatment plan and long-term solution. In fact, did you know that all our dental implants come with an up-to-5-year warranty!
How to Replace Missing Teeth – Fixed and Removable Solutions
You’re aware of dentures, which is the bottom tier of tooth replacement. These artificial teeth are set on an acrylic base that fits over your gums. They return only 20% of natural function and will eventually become loose and ill-fitting as your jaw changes shape.
Implant Supported Dentures
A functional upgrade, implant supported dentures in Apple Valley, MN, are stabilized by two or more dental implants to restore 60% of dental function. They still consist of a removable acrylic denture and may crack or fracture over time.
Full Arch Dental Implants
Full mouth dental implants consist of a fixed prosthetic bridge of teeth permanently supported by 4-8 dental implants. This dental implant solution restores over 98% of natural function with teeth precision-crafted to look, feel, and function like the real thing. You can eat without limitations, enhance your quality of life, and talk, laugh, and smile confidently!
Implant Care from an Experienced Team
Our implant dentists have been helping patients restore missing teeth for many years and have completed extensive training in dental implant placement and anesthesia. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology and implant systems, we consistently provide cutting-edge surgery with excellent long-term outcomes.
With our personalized approach to implant dentistry, we can deliver a solution that precisely fits your smile goals, oral health needs, and even your financial budget. Our treatment process is straightforward and efficient.
Getting Started with Dental Implants
You’ll first complete a personalized consultation and evaluation with our implant dentists in Apple Valley, MN. Next, if necessary, you’ll undergo preparatory treatments like tooth extraction, bone grafting, or gum disease therapy to establish proper oral health and a strong foundation for new teeth.
We complete your dental implant surgery right in our office while you’re comfortably under sedation. This surgery is exacting with help from guided technology and will be completed in just a few hours.
In many cases, we can provide a provisional or modify your denture at the time of surgery, so you’ll have functional teeth as you heal.
When this recovery phase is complete, your final zirconia set of teeth will be precision-crafted to meet your exact specifications along with our clinical recommendations to optimize long-term function and aesthetics. Once this restoration is attached to the implants, you can experience better function, greater confidence, and a better quality of life—for life!
Invest in Your Future Quality of Life
Our dental implant solutions in Apple Valley, MN, provide permanent improvements in your health, function, and confidence. We consider them to be a lifelong investment in your quality of life.
We are in-network with Delta Dental, MetLife, Cigna, HealthPartners, United Healthcare, United Concordia, and GEHA, and we will file claims on your behalf. We’ve also partnered with CareCredit® and Proceed Finance to help you afford treatment, no matter your financial situation.
Need Help Understanding Your Coverage/Costs?
Our financial coordinator can assist you in applying for our in-house savings plan or dental financing to help you secure a personalized payment plan that fits your budget. You’ll find that the process is simple and fast.
Many of our patients also receive instant approval—sometimes even without a credit check! Don’t struggle through life with missing teeth because you’re concerned about the cost. We’re here to ensure all our patients can afford dental implants, and we welcome you to schedule your consultation or second opinion to learn more.
Schedule your consultation or second opinion today!