Close the Gaps in Your Smile
Close the gaps in your smile. You know the ones: the tooth you lost in that car accident, and the molar that was filled and filled. If you leave the spaces empty, you won't want to smile, and your gums and jaw bone will continue to recede. What's the solution? Complete Family Dentistry in Waukesha offers dental implants- the modern, stable, and bone-building way to replace missing teeth. Dr. Joel Jahimiak, Dr. Kendra Loch, and Dr. Cathleen Raz can tell you all about them when you come in for a consultation.
Implants and you
Your doctor at Complete Family Dentistry in Waukesha knows the particulars of implant evaluation and placement. He or she will inspect the prospective implant site to determine if you have sufficient bone in your jaw to support an implant. Also, a sophisticated CAT scan tells the doctor about your facial structure.
You see, the root portion of a dental implant is made of titanium. For proper bone-to-implant bonding to occur, your jaw has to be sizable and dense enough to adhere to the device and to withstand the pressures of biting and chewing.
Also, your overall oral and systemic health must be good...no gum disease or active immune system problems. While tobacco usage doesn't disqualify a patient from receiving implants, non-smokers typically have healthier restoration sites and better implant longevity.
The single-implant procedure
It involves a few steps spread out over several weeks. Healing time is critical to implant success because nothing short of complete osseointegration (bone bonding to the titanium root) can guarantee a successful restoration.
Regarding the initial treatment, your dentist will numb the area around the empty tooth socket, open the gums and drill a fine access hole. Then, the doctor screws the titanium implant in place and closes the area with sutures.
After sufficient healing, you return to Complete Family Dentistry where the site is re-opened, and your dentist bonds on a metal alloy post and porcelain crown.
Other uses for dental implants
People with extensive tooth loss may qualify for dental implants, too. The dentists use multiple implant devices to anchor full dentures and multi-tooth bridges for the most natural-looking and performing prosthetics available today. The Columbia University College of Dental Medicine says that dentists typically place implant dentures on the bottom arch. However, either arch may qualify for these state-of-the-art artificial teeth.
The gaps are gone!
If you're a candidate for dental implants, you'll have real reason to celebrate as you smile, eat, and speak with confidence. Also, you'll brush and floss your implants just as you do your natural teeth--no denture adhesives or odd oral hygiene routines ever!
Would you like to know more? Please contact Complete Family Dentistry for an implant consultation in Waukesha, WI, at (262) 549-6850. You'll learn your options for a beautiful, gap-free smile. For your convenience, we have evening and Saturday hours.