Restoring the Function and Appearance of Smiles with Implant Dentistry
With a complete smile, you can enjoy a nutritious diet and a sense of confidence and an improved sense of confidence in how you look. But with an incomplete smile, both of those can be harder. That’s why Skatvold Family Dentistry offers dental implants. Not only are dental implants a highly effective restorative dentistry service, they also have a cosmetic dentistry component as well. By filling the gap (or gaps) in your smile with dental implants, you can once again enjoy a sense of confidence and wellbeing that might have been missing from your life.
As a general dentist, Dr. Skatvold and Dr. Johnson partners with specialist to oversee his patients’ dental implant cases from start to finish. Dental implants are small, titanium posts placed into the jaw. The dental implant procedure requires a brief oral surgery, which is performed by an oral surgeon or periodontist. Because titanium is a biocompatible metal, bone tissue naturally integrates with posts once they’re in place, forming a solid anchor – much like natural teeth roots. Dr. Skatvold and Dr. Johnson will design individual crowns or a denture to attach to your implant posts.
Dental implants work well for people who have good oral health and sufficient bone density. Because missing teeth promote bone degeneration, some patients need bone grafting before implant surgery. Dr. Skatvold and Dr. Johnson will assess your case and consult with your oral surgeon or periodontist to plan treatment. He’ll present you with your options and explain the procedure.
For many patients from Moorhead and beyond, the use of implant-retained dentures have led to a significantly improved quality of life. With implants or implant-retained dentures, you’ll be able to enjoy foods that previously, before receiving dental implants, were difficult to chew. Furthermore, implants look and feel natural. Care for your implants with daily oral homecare and professional checkups and cleanings every six months.