Oakdale, MN -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/18/2014 -- By using implants, the doctors at All Family Dental are able to bring back the ability to chew and enjoy food to patients, while also eliminating the inconvenience and embarrassment associated with removable teeth. A dental implant is a substitute tooth root made of titanium that is anchored into the jaw bone to provide an anchored foundation for restorations. Unlike a bridge, an implant is an independent restoration that does not rely on adjacent teeth for stability.
“If you have a missing tooth or teeth, you are a possible candidate for tooth implants,” says Dr. Timm of All Family Dental. “We will take a look at your teeth and gums and also check your bone density. We’ll do x-rays and maybe a dental CT scan to be certain you possess sufficient bone structure to place the dental implant.” Computer imaging ensures that tooth implants can be positioned in exactly the ideal location in the jawbone.
Though the implant requires surgery, it is far superior to a bridge, because adjacent teeth don’t need to be ground down to anchor an implant. How dental implant surgery is performed depends on the type of implant and the condition of your jawbone. But all dental implant surgery occurs in stages and may involve several procedures. The major benefit of implants is solid support for your new teeth, a process that requires the bone to heal tightly around the implant. Because this healing requires time, the process can take many months.
Get the qualified advice of Dr. Timm to determine if you’re a candidate for a tooth implant. Similar to other types of oral surgery, dental implant placement requires a certain amount of training and experience that quite a few dentists simply don’t have.
A few advantages of dental implants include: an extremely natural look, they won’t interfere with teeth next to them, they’re permanent and stable, the success rate is high and they are an excellent option for replacing a missing tooth or teeth.
About Dr. Timm
Dr. Timm has a vision and a passion for providing extraordinary care and service for his patients. He strives to provide the best information available to help patients be well informed of what modern dentistry has to offer.
In 2010, Dr. Timm was nominated for Fellowship in the American College of Dentists and was inducted in October. The American College of Dentists is the oldest national honorary organization of dentists. Its members have exemplified excellence through outstanding leadership and exceptional contributions to dentistry and society. In response to serious problems facing the profession, The American College of Dentists was founded August 20, 1920 to elevate the standards of dentistry, to encourage graduate study, and to grant Fellowship to those who have done meritorious work. The American College of Dentists has long been considered the “conscience of dentistry."
Also in 2010, Dr. Timm, as a member of the Spear Faculty Study Group, began mentoring and teaching dentists at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry in Scottsdale Arizona. At this institute, Dr. Timm assists the full time faculty in delivering the advanced dental education program.