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Dental Implants: A Better Option for Teeth Replacement

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A dental implant surgically placed into the bone is a highly effective option to replace
a missing tooth. Dr. Holly Thompson, at Natural Smiles Dental Care, in Shoreview,
is now providing this procedure to new and existing patients.

Thompson uses zirconia (ceramic) implants which are more biocompatible than
the traditional titanium materials, with a much more favorable cosmetic result. After the
zirconia implant is inserted, a healing cap is placed over the implant; a few months later,
this cap is replaced by an abutment and fitted with a ceramic crown.

Natural Smiles Dental Care is committed to providing the highest quality of im-
plant services possible, which includes supporting each patient with all the “tools” their
jawbone needs in order to successfully integrate with the implants. Ozone therapy in the
form of water and gas is utilized in the implant placement procedure. In some situations,
Thompson can place an implant at the same appointment as the tooth extraction.

“We require that anyone undergoing implant services have their vitamin D levels
checked, which is a simple, finger-prick blood test done in our office,” explains Thomp-
son. “Based on those results, it may be recommended to purchase our Dental Recovery
Support Program Kit which is a six-week comprehensive dental recovery support pro-
gram that promotes the body’s healing process prior to and after surgery.”

These vitamin and mineral dietary supplements offer key nutritional formulations
designed to enhance antioxidant and vitamin levels. Patients who have had the implants
placed report a relative lack of discomfort both during the placement and throughout
their healing.

Thompson focuses on the removal of toxic root canal teeth. She believes that "If it’s
metal or dead, it doesn’t belong in your head." She is highly skilled in conservative tooth
removal and proper cleaning of the tooth socket by thoroughly cleaning the infection,
removing the periodontal ligaments, ozonating the socket, red light therapy, and placing
the patient’s own platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) into the site to promote proper healing and
bone growth in the most natural way possible.

Natural Smiles Dental Care is currently taking new clients.

Thompson, DDS, trains through the Swiss Biohealth Center, in Switzerland and is an
active traveler and participant in the monthly study clubs held throughout the country. She
places the Swiss Dental Solutions zirconia implant which she believes is the best zirconia
implant available.

Thompson is also training to be a certified Naturopathic Physician through the American
College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry (ACIMD) as she believes the knowledge of
tying together the whole mind, body and nutrition is imperative to being the best biological
dentist she can be for her patients.

Location: 3434 Lexington Ave. N., Ste. 700, Shoreview. For more information and appoint-
ments, visit NaturalSmilesDental.com.

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