Dental Implants Offer A Full Smile Again

When you suffer from tooth loss, this could lead to an older appearance and major complications in your daily life. But our team can secure a tooth replacement option, one that can last for decades to come. In today’s blog, your Brookfield, WI, dentist talks about the process of placing and restoring dental implants.

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The Risks of Your Missing Teeth

Even if you have a minor case of tooth loss, you should still seek treatment with prosthetic dentistry. Otherwise, you risk major complications with your oral health. You could find yourself limited in your meal options, or could have trouble speaking clearly. You may feel embarrassed about your appearance, and your remaining teeth could shift due to the gaps in your smile, causing misalignment. Your body will also respond to your missing teeth by suspending the flow of key nutrients to the jawbone around the lost roots. The jaw then breaks down, creating further tooth loss and eventually, an older appearance. But with implant dentistry, we can prevent the complications and preserve your smile!

Placing Lifelike and Durable Dental Implants

A dental implant is a titanium cylinder that is biocompatible, meaning the body accepts it as natural bone structure. We will use advanced technology to plan and guide the placement, inserting it into the jaw at specific angles and position. The body accepts it as a root and the flow of nutrients resumes, which means you don’t lose additional teeth, you maintain your youthful facial features, and your new root can last for decades to come, maybe even a lifetime, with proper care and attention. Our team can use one to address an individual missing tooth, or several to support a prosthetic, such as a bridge or even a complete set of dentures.

Attaching Custom Restorations

Once your new root is in place, we can focus on the part of your smile people see. For a single dental implant, we will attach an abutment that extends above the gum line. We then connect a crown, one that is custom-made to ensure a lifelike appearance and a balanced bite. For more advanced tooth loss, we can create a bridge or denture and connect them to the abutments we’ve placed onto the implant posts. Again, these last far longer than traditional bridges or removable dentures, so you have a new smile that looks and functions like a natural one. If you have any questions about addressing missing teeth, then contact our team today.

Talk to Your Brookfield, WI, Dentist About Replacing Your Missing Teeth

We’re ready to help you obtain a full smile with our advanced tooth replacement options. To learn or schedule your next appointment, please contact our team at our Brookfield, WI, office by calling (414) 771-1228.