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Single Dental Implants

The #1 Replacement for a Decayed or Missing Tooth

Long-Lasting, Natural-Looking Implants

A lost tooth, or one that needs to be extracted, doesn’t need to limit your ability to eat, speak, laugh, and smile. In fact, if you still have a decayed tooth in your mouth, you don’t even need to spend one day with a missing tooth. We can remove it and replace it in the same appointment, leaving you with a full set of teeth that look, feel, and perform like natural teeth. Dental implants not only have the appearance of real teeth, they’re built to last a lifetime with proper care. While dentures can replace missing teeth, they lack stability and won’t protect your overall dental health the way implants do! Dental implants are the tooth replacement of choice for our patients because they can enable you to enjoy a normal life again—your favorite foods, conversations, carefree smiles—with a new level of confidence.

When you choose Veneman Dental Care for your dental implants in Maplewood, MN and St. Croix Falls and Woodville, WI, you can feel confident that you’ll be happy with the results. Empowered by surgical and prosthodontic training from the acclaimed Misch International Implant Institute and leading guided implant surgery technology, our team has developed a refined process for turning gapped smiles into functional and beautiful ones.

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  • Dr. Derrick Veneman discusses the advantages of dental implants.

The Dental Implant Placement Process

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Step 1: Consultation and Examination

You’re probably already a candidate for dental implants or can become one after some initial treatments. Dental implant treatment varies by the patient, because your smile goals, your state of dental health, your level of dental anxiety, and other factors are unique to you. During your initial consultation, we begin by getting to know you and all of those distinctive elements that will go into determining a tailored treatment plan that fits your needs and your budget. We’ll also take high-definition 3D imaging of your mouth with our in-house cone beam CT equipment. This allows us to plan out your procedure with the highest level of precision, and with minimal radiation exposure. With all of this data, we work with some of the top guided implant surgery company in the country to develop a customized surgical guide that will ensure each implant placement is precise with predictable results.

Step 2: The Placement Procedure

When you come for your procedure, we’ll first make you comfortable with sedation treatment. Our patients who suffer from dental anxiety often prefer IV sedation because it allows you to sleep through your surgery with no pain during and no memory of the procedure afterward. Dedicated to providing exceptional care, we have a practitioner licensed to provide IV sedation as part of our staff. Once you’re comfortable, we’ll perform any initial procedures, if necessary, to make your mouth ready for implant placement. If that decayed tooth is still in your mouth, we’ll extract it. We may also need to perform bone grafting to rebuild your jawbone if you suffered bone recession after losing a tooth. Placement itself consists of inserting a titanium implant post in your jawbone to replace the natural roots of your missing tooth. We use BioHorizons® implants, which are known for their superior quality and durability. Finally, we place a natural-looking temporary crown on top that enables you to resume normal activities—eating, speaking, smiling—almost immediately.

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Step 3: Your Smile and Your Life Restored

In the months that follow, your implant site will continue to heal. This is necessary to ensure a comfortable fit and lasting performance from your new tooth. Ultimately, your dental implant will become a permanent part of your jaw—a process known as osseointegration. With healing completed, you’ll return to our office to have your customized and durable dental crown, chosen to match the color of the surrounding teeth for a seamless look, placed atop the implant. We may make some minor adjustments, but this final appointment is usually brief. After it’s complete, you’ll leave our office with a healthy, beautiful, permanent new tooth!

Putting Implants Within Your Budget

You’re probably wondering what this amazing new tooth will cost you. As dental implants are the only permanent replacement option, they’re a perfect solution for a single missing tooth. It will have a higher initial price tag, but a dental implant will outlast every other tooth replacement option, will never develop a cavity, and will never become discolored. What’s more, it will deliver superior functional and esthetic advantages to any other tooth replacement option. We’ll work with you to make this life-changing solution affordable! We’ve enlisted the services of several third-party financing companies that can offer you reasonable monthly payments and competitive interest rates. Let’s discuss your new smile and how we can make it possible for you—schedule a consultation without delay!

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My dental implants feel like real teeth.

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Don’t Let One Bad Tooth Tarnish Your Smile

We’ll replace it with one that will never let you down!