Tooth loss can have a significant influence on your smile and oral health. Missing teeth cause unsightly gaps in your smile, making you feel embarrassed about your appearance. Tooth loss can make it difficult to chew, affecting the kinds of foods you can eat. You may need to forego certain foods with high nutritional value due to their crunchy texture. Losing multiple teeth can cause the remaining teeth to loosen and shift out of alignment, putting you at risk of losing even more teeth. Misaligned teeth are harder to clean, increasing your risk of cavities. Teeth implants can remedy these problems permanently to restore your smile and dental health. A visit to your teeth implant dentist, Dr. Richard Weimar, at Weimar Family and Implant Dentistry, Maple Grove, Minnesota, can determine if you’re a good candidate for implants.
Implants are composed of a titanium post, an abutment (connector), and prosthetic teeth, all of which play a significant role in restoring the beauty and functionality of your smile. The titanium post (implant) is inserted into your jawbone to function like a tooth root. This post becomes the foundation for your replacement tooth/teeth. Once the implant has fused with your bone system, a process that takes several months to complete, we’ll attach the abutment on top to support your new prosthetics. Your replacement teeth are permanently attached to the abutment to complete your treatment.
If you’re replacing individual teeth, a dental crown will be used as your prosthetic. To replace multiple teeth, we’ll use a dental bridge. To replace all of your teeth, we’ll fabricate a set of custom-fitted dentures for your use.
The composition of implants closely resembles that of natural teeth, offering a stable, secure, permanent solution to tooth loss while giving you a smile that’s attractive and natural-looking. The implant acts like a tooth root in keeping your prosthetics secure and stable in your mouth with no wiggling.
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Implant treatment requires a healthy jawbone structure to support your implants. If you lack bone density, Dr. Weimar may recommend having a bone graft to facilitate this treatment. Working with an experienced teeth implant dentist like Dr. Richard Weimar is key to having successful implant surgery.
Dr. Richard Weimar received his BA and DDS degrees from the University of Minnesota and opened his practice in 1984. He has provided exceptional dental care to Minnesota’s Maple Grove and Brooklyn Park communities for over 30 years.
Dr. Weimar is skilled and experienced in almost all areas of dentistry, including sedation dentistry, implants, one-visit crowns using CEREC technology, and veneers. He is a pioneer in introducing many new technologies in the state as he wanted to provide his patients a comfortable, pain-free, faster, and less expensive dental experience. He educates patients on all procedures so they can make informed decisions about their treatments. His mission is to create a dental office where patients can receive all treatments under one roof.