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Have Dental Questions? Here Are Some Answers

At Mark W. Wilhelm, DMD, MSD in Woodbury, MN, we expect you to ask questions to find out more about us and what we do. Here are some of the questions we hear most often. Check out the questions below and see if your answers are there. If not, feel free to reach out to us, and we will do all we can to get you the answers you are looking for.

Q: Are dental implants better than dentures?

Though these are both considered teeth replacement options, they are different from each other. Dental implants are permanent replacement tooth roots, and dentures are removable replacement dental arches. Dental implants have even begun to be implemented into denture restorations. Implant-supported and implant-retained dentures are able to merge these two options to give you a great smile that will last for years.

Q: Does Dr. Wilhelm do All-on-4 implants?

Dr. Wilhelm does provide the All-on-4 implant method, and with this treatment, he may be able to give you a full, load-bearing dental restoration on the same day you have your dental implants placed. That means you can have your new smile when you come in for implant surgery so that you can smile and eat with confidence. Come in and see if our All-on-4 dental restoration is the right choice for you.

Q: What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

Snoring is the most common symptom of sleep apnea. Other symptoms include being chronically tired or fatigued, experiencing a sore throat, irritability or mood swings, and having problems trying to concentrate throughout the day. All of these may point to sleep apnea. Dr. Wilhelm will work with you and a sleep physician to diagnose your obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, or UARS. The type of care you receive will be dictated by what form of sleep apnea you suffer from.

Q: What is a prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist is a dentist who attends three additional years of graduate school to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be considered a cosmetic and restorative dentistry specialist. As a prosthodontist, Dr. Wilhelm is regularly the head of dental teams that are trying to solve a patient’s tooth replacement and restoration issues. When you have a problem requiring these solutions, you want to have a prosthodontist like Dr. Wilhelm heading up your care.

Call our office today at 651-319-9064 to schedule your appointment. You can use the online form to ask questions or schedule your appointment as well.