Dental Implants Wauwatosa, WIA dental implant is a titanium pin placed into the jaw where the tooth is missing, and provides an option for replacing missing teeth.
Crowns and conventional bridges or dentures may not be your only options when replacing missing teeth. For some people, dental implants offer a smile that looks and feels very natural. Implants offer stability because they fuse to your bone, a process called osseointegration. Integration of the implants into your jaw also helps your replacement teeth feel more natural, and some people find the secure fit more comfortable than conventional substitutes. Candidates for dental implants must have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant.
Reasons for Dental Implants
|•||Replace a missing tooth
|•||Maintain healthy bone levels
|•||Help support overdentures
|•||Keep the look and feel of a real tooth where one is missing|
What does a dental implant involve?
|•|| In situations where there is insufficient bone, bone grafting may be a recommended procedure. Once healthy bone has been established, the implant is placed. The healing process takes three to six months. This is the amount of time it usually takes the implant to become part of the bone.
|•||After healing, a special abutment is attached to the implant; this is the support for the new porcelain crown.
|•||After impressions are taken a crown is made and shaded to match your existing teeth. The crown is then slipped over the abutment and cemented. This final prosthetic crown appears as a natural tooth.|
There is a high rate of failure of implants in patients who smoke, so dental implants tend to not be an option for patients who are actively smoking. We will help you determine whether dental implants will be a good tooth replacement option for you. Proper brushing and flossing will maximize the longevity of your new dental implant. Call us at (414) 253-1669 to schedule your consultation about dental implants.