Edina, MN (PRWEB) July 13, 2015
Dr. Andres R. Sanchez, a leading periodontist with PerioWest, now welcomes patients from the Edina area for treatment of their missing teeth. Using dental implants, Edina, MN, patients can now restore their smiles and self-confidence with a long-lasting tooth replacement treatment. Implants are one of the oldest tooth replacement options and have been used over the course of many years. With new advancements in dental technology, dental implants are now lasting longer than ever.
Patients with missing teeth often experience problems chewing and maintaining proper function in the mouth. This is especially true if they have more than one missing tooth. After a tooth is lost, the bone of the jaw is no longer properly stimulated and begins to deteriorate. This atrophy can eventually lead to facial deformity and further deterioration of functionality. However, if the degradation is caught in time, it can be halted with the use of dental implants in Edina, MN.
An implant provides function, while restoring the natural look of a patient’s smile. It is made using three separate, but vital components: the crown, the abutment and the titanium root. The crown is designed to aesthetically simulate the precise tooth it is meant to replace. Dr. Sanchez will match the color of the crown to existing teeth so no one will be able to distinguish the difference. The abutment is the piece that joins the crown to the root. This titanium root is surgically implanted in the jaw. Over time, it fuses with the bone to create a strong bond, one that is similar to that of the jaw and natural teeth.
The benefits of dental implants are immense. In other treatment options, such as a bridge, healthy teeth may be shaved down to act as a support structure for the tooth replacement. In cases where dentures are utilized, the jaw is not properly stimulated, so the deterioration of the jaw bone continues progressively unnoticed. Furthermore, since implants can be used as support structures for dentures, patients do not have to receive dental implants in Edina, MN, for each missing tooth. Patients with missing teeth should contact Dr. Sanchez to create a customized plan, allowing them to regain their smiles and confidence with the utilization of implant technology.
About the Practice
PerioWest is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Eden Prairie, MN, and the Twin Cities areas. Dr. Andres R. Sanchez received his Certificate & Master’s Degree in Periodontics from the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Minnesota in 2004. He is a Board-Certified with the American Board of Periodontology. In addition, Dr. Sanchez has been involved as a primary author in more than ten scientific papers published in major periodontal and implant dentistry journals. To learn more about Dr. Sanchez and the services he provides, please visit his website at http://www.periowestmn.com or call (952) 479-4705.