Dental Implants - Excelsior & Minnetonka, MN

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Dr. Rod VanSurksum

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Struggling with missing teeth daily can greatly affect your quality of life and how you interact with others. Pain when biting and chewing, as well as embarrassment when socializing is common for edentulous patients. Missing teeth can affect your overall facial structure over time, leading to premature aging and a “sunken in” look. 

Whether you are missing one, a few, or a whole mouth of teeth, dental implants are the permanent solution you have been searching for. Dental implants restore your oral health, smile esthetics, and dental function for 30 years or more. 

Our oral and maxillofacial surgeon at Facial Designs, P.A. routinely places dental implants in Excelsior, MN and Minnetonka, MN, applying medical and dental training, advanced surgical technology, and high-quality materials to optimize treatment outcomes. 

Our expertise can help you achieve a better quality of life with dental implants!

Lifetime Benefits with Dental Implants

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The Difference in Tooth Replacement Options

Dental bridges and conventional dentures are the most known solutions for missing teeth. However, bridges require the presence adjacent healthy teeth to be present and permanently modified to act as the foundation. For patients missing a whole mouth of teeth, dentures are the go-to solution. 

Unfortunately, dentures often become loose and slip when you eat, speak, or even smile and can cause gagging or sores on the gums. Neither solution provides the bone stimulation necessary to prevent gradual bone loss or restore full function when eating and speaking. 

Dental implants meet all these needs in a permanent solution.

Dental implants are placed directly into the jawbone and return over 99% of natural biting and chewing function. They are composed of three parts: the post, the abutment, and the restoration. 

The post is secured directly into the jawbone, mimicking the function of a tooth root. The abutment extends from the post to above the gumline and acts as a connection to the restoration. The flexibility of this treatment allows your dentist to replace one tooth, a row of teeth, or a full mouth. Full mouth dental implants provide patients with a full restoration of their smile. 

Whether you need a singular tooth replacement or full mouth dental implants, they allow you to move through life with the comfort and durability of natural teeth. As a result, dental implants have become the “gold standard” in replacing teeth.

Our Three Step Process

During your consultation, your dentist will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. Whether you meet with us already prepared or after a series of treatments, we will customize a plan unique to you. We’ll determine the best path forward by learning your personal smile goals and assessing your dental and medical health as part of your consultation with our oral surgeon in Excelsior, MN and Minnetonka, MN. Your consultation will include an examination and imaging. Imaging is typically taken with a cone beam CT machine for an in-depth look at your jawbone health. Your treatment plan will be discussed in detail to ensure you are aware of each step of the process. Before you leave, we’ll schedule your next visit for your dental implant surgery.
Your appointment begins with gentle administration of sedation or anesthesia by your licensed oral surgeon. Your IV sedation will keep you pain free and comfortable during your surgery. Sedation is necessary for complex surgeries like full mouth dental implants that require longer surgery times. For patients requiring bone grafting or extractions, these treatments can be completed during the same appointment. Next, using a custom surgical guide, each dental implant will be precisely placed in pre-planned locations in your jawbone. Patients of full mouth dental implants will have four to six dental implants strategically placed in the jawbone. The highest quality dental implant is used to ensure longevity and success of your treatment. Once your dental implants are placed, your restoration of natural teeth inserted. In this case, you’ll be able to return home with a fully functional and complete smile.
Healing typically takes between three to six months for the implants to permanently bond to the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. Osseointegration is the bond that results in the stability and function dental implants are known for. Once healing is complete, your final restorations will be placed. Your permanent restoration will be designed to complement you with factors like skin tone and facial structure taken into consideration. The time of struggling to eat or feeling hesitant to interact with others is in the past.

Why is an Oral Surgeon Necessary?

Dental implants significantly benefit your daily life and overall health. Meeting with an oral surgeon you trust is paramount in the success of your treatment. 

Some general dentists may have the experience to place dental implants, however they haven’t had the specialized training that oral and maxillofacial surgeons must treat any case with ease and efficiency. 

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have specific training in implant surgery and anesthesia, but they also have medical training. As a result, our team welcomes even those with pre-existing medical conditions and those in need of complex care. Patients will advanced bone loss, severe dental anxiety, and facial trauma can feel confident in the care they will receive with our experienced team. 

We welcome you to learn more about our surgical team in Excelsior, MN and Minnetonka, MN and see how their specialized care can transform your oral health, overall health, and quality of life.

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Dental Implants Can Be Affordable

Dental implants come with a higher initial cost than traditional alternatives, however as the closest thing to natural teeth, the higher cost of dental implants is immediately matched by the dramatic improvements to your self-esteem, oral health, and systemic health. This boost in the quality of your life is the very reason why so many patients choose dental implants. 

We recognize these transformative effects which is why we do everything we can to make your dental implant treatment in our Excelsior, MN and Minnetonka, MN implant practices affordable. We’ll file your insurance claim on your behalf and connect you with leading financing companies that can break your payment down into manageable monthly payments. 

Dental implant cost should not hold you back from restoring your smile and enhancing your quality of life. We’ll make receiving dental implants from an experienced oral surgeon in Excelsior and Minnetonka, MN affordable! Don’t wait to find out how affordable tooth implant can be.

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