Craig L. Rathjen, DDS

607 County Rd. 10 NE Suite 100,
Blaine, MN 55434

Dental implants are a solution for replacing single or multiple missing teeth. They serve as a replacement for the root of the tooth, restoring strength, stability, and support to the mouth and jawbone. The implants are placed surgically in the upper and lower jawbone. The teeth are then attached, and the result will look and feel like a natural tooth and will enhance and restore your smile.

Dental implants can:

  • Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
  • Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space
  • Restore a patient’s smile with the appearance of natural teeth
  • Restore chewing, aid speech, and help digestion
  • Restore or enhance facial tissues
  • Support a bridge or denture, lending security and comfort

We invite you to give us a call at Northpointe Dental Care and schedule your next dental appointment with Dr. Rathjen. We will discuss all of your dental treatment options so you can enjoy a smile that is healthy and aesthetically pleasing.


The process of receiving dental implants in Blaine, Minnesota, may require multiple visits spanning the course of several months. During these visits you may expect the following procedures: X-rays, impressions (molds), surgically placed implants (including placement of the post and anchor), and the fitting and attachment of artificial teeth.

During the surgeries, numbing techniques will be applied to your mouth to make your experience is comfortable. We also provide time for healing between visits to ensure that your implant and artificial teeth are securely attached. This will provide you with optimal stability and comfort after the procedure is over. To find out more about our implant services, give us a call. Our experienced dentist and dental team are happy to answer any questions you have or help you schedule an appointment today.