Dental Implants

Dental implants are a very reliable source for effective tooth replacement. Whether you have lost one tooth or many, implants can provide a permanent solution that looks and functions normally.

Dental Implants in Port Washington, WI

Dental implants are a modern solution for replacing missing teeth that closely resemble the natural look, feel, and function of real teeth. They consist of titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone, providing a solid foundation for artificial teeth like crowns, bridges, or dentures. There are two main types of dental implants: endosteal implants, which are inserted directly into the jawbone, and subperiosteal implants, which are placed on top of the jawbone under the gum tissue.

Dental implants can replace one or more missing teeth or even an entire dental arch, offering a permanent and aesthetically pleasing solution to tooth loss. Dental implants are known for their durability, longevity, and ability to maintain jawbone health by stimulating bone growth. They provide patients with restored chewing ability, speech clarity, and confidence in their smiles. If you’re looking for a reliable and long-lasting option to replace your missing teeth, dental implants may be the best choice for you. Please schedule a consultation and learn how dental implants can transform your smile and your quality of life.

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Graphic showing what a dental implant looks like in the mouth.
  • What is the procedure for dental implants? Are dental implants safe?

    The procedure for dental implants typically involves several stages. Firstly, a comprehensive evaluation is conducted to assess the patient’s oral health and determine their suitability for implants. If deemed suitable, the dental implant surgery is performed, during which the titanium posts are precisely placed into the jawbone. After this initial surgery, a healing period of several months is usually required for the implants to fuse with the surrounding bone in a process called osseointegration.

    Once the implants have integrated successfully, abutments are attached to the implants to connect them to the artificial teeth. Impressions are then taken to create custom-made crowns, bridges, or dentures, which are securely attached to the abutments. Throughout the entire process, patients are closely monitored by their dental professionals to ensure optimal healing and successful outcomes.

    Regarding safety, dental implants are considered a safe and well-established treatment option for tooth replacement. The materials used, particularly titanium, have been extensively researched and proven to be biocompatible, meaning they are unlikely to cause adverse reactions in the body. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications, such as infection or implant failure, which are minimized through careful patient selection, meticulous surgical technique, and appropriate post-operative care. Overall, dental implants have a high success rate and offer a reliable, long-term solution for restoring oral function and aesthetics.

  • What types of dental implants exist?

    There are primarily two main types of dental implants: endosteal implants and subperiosteal implants.

    1. Endosteal Implants: These are the most common type of dental implants and are surgically placed directly into the jawbone. Typically made of titanium, endosteal implants resemble small screws or cylinders and serve as the foundation for artificial teeth. Endosteal implants are highly versatile and can support various types of restorations, including single crowns, bridges, or even full arch dentures.
    2. Subperiosteal Implants: Unlike endosteal implants, subperiosteal implants are positioned on top of the jawbone but beneath the gum tissue. This type of implant consists of a metal framework that sits on the jawbone and is secured with posts protruding through the gums. Subperiosteal implants are often recommended for patients with insufficient bone height or density to support endosteal implants. They are less common than endosteal implants but can still be an effective option for certain individuals.
  • What are the benefits of dental implants?

    Dental implants offer numerous benefits that make them a preferred option for tooth replacement:

    1. Improved Aesthetics: Dental implants closely resemble natural teeth in both appearance and function, restoring your smile and enhancing your facial aesthetics.
    2. Enhanced Functionality: Unlike removable dentures, dental implants provide a stable and secure foundation for artificial teeth, allowing for improved chewing ability and speech clarity.
    3. Longevity: With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime, making them a durable and cost-effective tooth replacement option.
    4. Preservation of Jawbone Health: Dental implants stimulate bone growth and help preserve jawbone density, preventing bone loss and maintaining facial structure over time.
    5. Convenience and Comfort: Dental implants eliminate the need for messy adhesives or removal for cleaning, offering convenience and comfort similar to natural teeth.
    6. Improved Oral Health: Unlike dental bridges, which require adjacent teeth to be filed down for support, dental implants do not compromise the integrity of surrounding teeth, promoting better long-term oral health.
    7. Enhanced Self-Confidence: Dental implants restore confidence in your smile and overall appearance, allowing you to eat, speak, and socialize without worrying about gaps or loose dentures.

    Overall, dental implants provide a reliable and long-lasting solution for tooth loss, offering numerous functional, aesthetic, and psychological benefits that significantly improve quality of life.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about dental implants, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

Port Washington Family Dentistry

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