Don’t Let Tooth Loss Come Back to Haunt You
It’s actually not that difficult to get a complete smile once again after tooth loss.
While it might feel like the end of the world when you lose a tooth, it’s important to recognize that this happens to millions of Americans each year and that your Waukesha, WI, family dentists Drs. Karen and Joel Jahimiak and Dr. Cathleen Raz are here to ensure that you get the restoration you need to regain a healthy smile. Dental implants make it possible to enjoy your smile again.
What is a dental implant?
If you were to look at a dental implant it would just look like a metal post or screw. It might not seem like a big deal, but it actually is. In fact, implants are the only restorations that take the place of tooth roots. They provide a permanent, reliable foundation from which to support a dental crown or even full set of dentures, depending on the extent of your tooth loss.
How do dental implants work?
Since dental implants are now taking over the role of tooth roots, it’s important to place them into the jawbone. During surgery, our Waukesha, WI, dentists, place the implant in the jawbone where the missing tooth once was. While you won’t be able to see it, we will continue to monitor the progress of your implant as it begins to fuse together naturally with the bone and tissue surrounding it.
Can dental implants fail?
While it is possible for a dental implant to fail, we put you through an in-depth consultation period, which includes a thorough exam and x-rays to ensure that your teeth, gums, and jawbone are healthy enough for treatment.
While dental implants can be treated just like natural teeth and do not need special care, you will still need to be dedicated to maintaining good oral hygiene. This means brushing and flossing regularly and visiting your Waukesha, WI, general dentists for routine cleanings.
If you think dental implants are the ideal restoration for you then call Complete Family Dentistry in Waukesha, WI, to get on the books. We would be happy to talk to you about dental implants and determine whether you are the ideal candidate.