Pewaukee Dental - Dental Implants
Dental Implants restore the appearance and functionality of your smile. If you have missing teeth due to injury, tooth decay, gum disease, or age, dental implants may offer the perfect solution for you. At Pewaukee Dental, we provide a wide range of restorative treatments for our patients in Pewaukee and Waukesha, WI and the nearby areas. Whether you are considering dental implants to replace partial or complete dentures, we can discuss your options and find the smile enhancement solutions that will best meet your needs.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium posts that are placed in the jaw and serve as a foundation for artificial teeth. They fuse to the bone and are strong, durable, and permanent structures that are implanted surgically into the upper or lower jaw by a periodontist or dentist. Dental implants may occasionally need to be tightened however they are very long lasting and will remain for many years.
What is involved in getting dental implants?
Dental implants require the patient to have a number of dental visits over an extended period of time. X-rays and molds are taken of the teeth and jaw in order to determine the spacing of the implant. Once the dental implant is surgically placed, it will need to set into the bone and heal which could take up to six months. After the healing process is complete, the post may need to be installed in a second surgery depending on the type of implant being used. After this has occurred, the prosthetic teeth are made and fitted to the tooth for a complete smile restoration.
The dentist will provide you with information about the care of your dental implants so you can enjoy them for many years to come.