The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental ImplantsDo you need to replace one or more missing teeth? Dental implants, an innovative restoration option, may be the perfect solution for you. Crystal, MN, dentist Dr. Kimberlee Murphy offers the dental services you need to keep your smile full and healthy.

What benefits do dental implants offer?

You'll enjoy several important benefits when you choose dental implants, including:

  • Realistic Feel: A dental implant consists of a crown attached to a titanium implant with a connector called an abutment. The implant serves as a replacement for your natural roots and is made of titanium, a biocompatible metal that bonds to bone. The first step in the implant process involves placing the implant in a small opening made in the bone during a minor surgical procedure. Once in place, the implant slowly bonds to the bone, a process that usually takes three to six months. Bonding ensures that your new tooth behaves just like your natural teeth. It won't move or shift when you bite and will feel just like the tooth you lost.
  • Long-Lasting Option: Your implant may remain bonded to your bone your entire life. (It can loosen if you develop an infection or grind your teeth.) Although periodic replacement of bridges and dentures is necessary, you'll probably never to need to visit your Crystal dentist for another implant procedure.
  • Versatile Option: Dentures are a good choice if you've lost all of your teeth, while bridges help if you've lost one or two teeth. Unlike those options, there's no limit to the number of teeth you can replace with dental implants.
  • Improved Denture Comfort: Each upper or lower denture is attached to as few as four to six implants. Your dentures may be attached directly to the implants or to a metal frame attached to the implants. Once your dentures are securely attached to the implants, you won't have to worry about irritation due to slipping and won't notice a change in your biting power.
  • Better Jaw Health: Jawbone strength can decrease after tooth loss, particularly if you've lost several teeth. Your roots constantly press on your jawbone, stimulating the bone and keeping it healthy. When teeth are lost, the jawbone is no longer stimulated and begins to shrink. Facial sagging, changes in your bite and even tooth loss can eventually occur. Dental implants offer a simple way to avoid these unpleasant consequences.

Fill the gaps in your smile with dental implants! Call Crystal, MN, dentist Dr. Murphy at (763) 537-3655 to schedule an appointment.

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  • "This is a very professional place, but the atmosphere is so upbeat!!!! From the start of my interaction with the staff upon my leaving it was such a wonderful way to be treated. Everyone was so kind, caring, and considerate of my situation. They really put me at ease. The staff is Amazing!!!! I was overwhelmed by the experience. Thanks Crystal Dental Care!"
    Jon S.
  • "Michelle and Dr.Murphy were very helpful. Front desk ladies Tammy and I do apologize for forgetting the other ladies name, were so nice a welcoming. Everything was explained to me and I actually learn something regarding Diabetes and your oral health. Thanks again guys I will be back to get some treatments done in a few weeks."
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  • "Great customer service! Wendy was so nice and super helpful with setting my appointment up and making sure I had all the right information. Thank you I will definitely refer everyone I know!"
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  • "Every staff member was kind and welcoming. I received clear and precise answers to all of my questions. Both the assistant and the dentist were gentle and respectful. I was given multiple options for a treatment plan with no pressure or up sales. It felt like affirming medical care. I’m looking forward to being a responsible and long term patient."
    Tobias B.
  • "Amy did a Fantastic job. She really put all of her skills in the cleaning. Probably the best cleaning I've ever had."
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