• Dental Implants and Teeth Fixing

  • Implants

    Here at Holger Dental Group, Dr. Meiser, places Implant Direct Implants.
     

    The implant is usually made of titanium and is surgically placed by a dentist or dental specialist such as an oral surgeon. These screw-like parts are placed into the jawbone and are meant to imitate the root of the tooth.

    Is It Painful?
    Just as with any surgery, there can be some discomfort. Local anesthesia is used to eliminate any discomfort at the time of the procedure. Most patients report that they were much more comfortable following the procedure than they had anticipated. Your doctor will prescribe medications to ease any discomfort that may occur.


    It is normal to have some small bruises and swelling in the gum and soft tissues. Usually, the discomfort, if any, is treated with an ordinary painkiller, such as ibuprofen, hydrocodone, or codeine. You should expect to be able to work the next day.

  • Day of Surgery

    Restoring your mouth with a dental implant is accomplished in two stages.

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    Stage 1

    • For the surgical placement of the implant, your mouth will be thoroughly numbed with local anesthesia.
    • An incision is made in your gums where the implant will go to expose the bone underneath.
    • A specialized, but quiet drill will then be used to create a space for the implant in the bone.
    • The implant itself is then screwed in place with either a hand tool or the same implant drill used to create the initial space for the implant.
    • After the implant is snugly in place, a second component will be screwed into the implant itself and will remain in place during the healing process.
    • The gums are closed over the implant and a stitch or two may be placed
    • Over the course of the next few months, the implant becomes securely attached to the bone.
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    Stage 2

    • The second phase starts with the re-exposure of the implant. Another small incision is made in your gums to expose the implant unless there was a separate component placed on the implant that sits above the gums, like a customized abutment provisional crown.
    • A small extension, called a scan body, is placed on the implant. We will then take a digital Impression Scan and send it to the lab to fabricate your new crown.
    • Dr. Meiser will see you again in a couple of weeks to insert your new implant crown.
  • Potential Complications:

    • Infection around the surrounding bone and gums
    • Your body's rejection of the dental implant
    • Bone loss around the dental implant
    • Your dental implant may fail to adhere to the bone

    Implant Maintenance

    Your new implant tooth must be cared for and checked regularly, just like your natural teeth. Remember to brush and floss regularly.

    Implant Maintenance

    Your new implant tooth must be cared for and checked regularly, just like your natural teeth. Remember to brush and floss regularly.

  • Partial Denture

    Dental implants are changing the lives of those with missing teeth. By replacing both the crown and the root of a missing tooth, a dental implant can provide exceptional stability, security, and function to your smile. The dental implant itself is a man-made titanium screw that is surgically placed into the jawbone. Over a period of time, this implant will fuse with the surrounding jawbone to create a stable and strong foundation for a replacement tooth (implant restoration).

     

    Depending on your treatment plan and how many teeth you are missing, your dental implant restoration could be one of the following:

    • Partial denture
    • Full denture
    • Crown
    • Bridge

  • Implant Crown

    Dr. Meiser has advanced training and years of experience placing dental implants. Under his watchful care, your implant will be created and placed to look and feel like a natural tooth. You’ll be able to enjoy eating the foods you love, speaking normally, and smiling with confidence once again!

     

    Implant dentistry truly requires the skillful combination of art and science, and Dr. Meiser knows exactly how to combine the two to improve your smile and oral health. If you are missing teeth, contact Holger Dental Group today to schedule your dental implant consultation and begin the journey towards the smile of your dreams now. We are happy to provide implant services to those in Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Minnetrista, Excelsior, and the surrounding areas in Minnesota.