Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Implants

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Personalized, professional dental care is important, and if you are looking for a new dental home, you probably have a number of questions before you decide we are the right office for you. We listed some of the most common questions we receive here. If your question is not on the list, please call our Wabasha dental office. One of our helpful team members will be happy to assist you.

Dental Implants

One of the greatest inventions in the history of dentistry is the dental implant. Its versatility and health benefits exceed those of any other tooth replacement options. Single implants can replace individual missing teeth while multiple missing teeth can be addressed with a combination of dental implants, implant-supported bridges, implant-retained dentures, and implant-supported partial dentures.

One of the biggest complaints that patients have about dentures is that they never seem to stay put. No one likes an embarrassing denture malfunction while eating or speaking. When dentures move around, they also create painful sores and make day-to-day activities difficult. When your dentures don’t fit well, you might avoid many healthy foods because they are harder to eat. In time, this puts your health at risk.

When we replace missing teeth with a combination of dental implants and fixed dental bridges or partial dentures, you will experience greater stability and function, which can increase your confidence and your quality of life.

Dr. Thomas Schoen utilizes 3-D cone beam technology to ensure accurate placement of your dental implants, giving you the best outcome. With 3-D imaging, we might even be able to avoid grafting procedures that can complicate and slow down your treatment.

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