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FAQs about Dental Implants

Nothing looks, feels or acts quite like a natural tooth. But, dental implants from Complete Family Dentistry in Waukesha come so close you will be amazed. Placed and restored by Drs. Jahimiak, Raz, and Loch, these replacement teeth could give your smile a wonderful second chance.

FAQs about dental implants

What are dental implants made of? They're made from a naturally-occurring metal called titanium. Having a cylindrical or screw-like shape, the titanium device bonds to the jaw through amazing osseointegration. A single-tooth dental implant also has an extension post to connect the screw to the high-quality porcelain crown which tops off the artificial tooth.

How long does osseointegration take? After your Waukesha dentist surgically inserts the implant, osseointegration happens gradually over a few months. Each individual is different with a different ability to heal.

Does the oral implant surgery hurt? No, it does not hurt because your dentist at Complete Family Dentistry will inject a local anesthetic to numb the implant site. Even if you require bone grafts to strengthen your jaw bone, healing will be quick and comfortable.

Can dental implants fail? Yes, they can, but relatively few do. Your dentist will examine your mouth, including your jaw bone size and density, and review your overall health before recommending any implant procedure. However, poor oral hygiene and tobacco usage can lead to bone and gum degradation around an implant, causing loosening and the need for removal. Overall, dental implants succeed about 95 percent of the time, says the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness. Routine brushing, flossing, and in-office check-ups and cleanings are key to healthy implant sites.

I need dentures. Can dental implants help me? You can enjoy a fully restored and functional smile even if you have lost all your teeth. Go through the qualifying examination, and your dentist will show you how multiple implants may anchor your bridge work or full/partial denture.

How can you learn more about dental implants?

Just phone Complete Family Dentistry in Waukesha, WI, for a individualized dental implant consultation with one of our highly-skilled dentists. Get all your questions answered fully and in-person! Phone today at (262) 549-6850.

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