Waukesha Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Waukesha, WI - Proven Dental

Dental implants, available at Proven Dental of Waukesha, WI, benefit more than just your appearance by replacing your missing teeth. Thanks to their versatile and permanent design, implants can keep your smile healthy and prevent the side effects of missing teeth. Those who choose dental implants reap many benefits.

What are Dental Implants?

Traditional tooth replacement options replace a missing tooth. However, dental implants replace the tooth in addition to replacing its root, a task not accomplished by traditional tooth replacements. Your dentist implants the implant into the jawbone of the mouth. This is important because of the replacement root, called the implant’s fixture, stimulates the bone to prevent atrophy or degradation due to lack of use.

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How do dental implants work? 

Dental implants have three parts: a fixture, an abutment, and a prosthetic. The fixture is implanted directly into the jawbone to serve as a permanent foundation for the rest of the implant. The abutment connects the implant’s fixture to the prosthetic. The prosthetic, customized in a dental laboratory, is a porcelain dental crown, bridge, or denture, which fits over the fixture and abutment to replace the missing teeth.

Can I benefit from dental implants? 

Dental implants provide many benefits beyond the obvious improvement of the mouth’s aesthetics. Filling in the gaps in your smile can make eating and chewing easier. It can also help restore the biting surface of your teeth, properly aligning your jaw to prevent jaw-related conditions like TMJ disorder. The teeth surrounding a gap tend to shift and move due to the extra space, a problem which dental implants resolve. Implants also prevent bone atrophy, which can cause the facial features to sag. Implants are permanent and last a lifetime with the proper care.

Types of Dental Implants 

Your dentist can use dental implants to replace one tooth, several teeth in a row, or an entire arch of teeth. Depending on where the gaps in your smiles lie, your dentist may use one type of implant in conjunction with another. A single implant replaces a single tooth, standing alone in the mouth. Multiple tooth replacement uses an implant on either side of a dental restoration such as a bridge to remain in place. Implant-supported dentures use four or more implants throughout the arch of the mouth to permanently anchor down an entire arch of teeth.

Benefits of Dental Implants:

  • Dental implants look completely natural
  • Dental implants are cleaned by simple brushing and flossing
  • Dental implants won’t ever move around
  • Dental implants can last throughout your lifetime
  • Dental implants won’t ever decay and they resist stain         

Benefits of Dental Implants

Unlike other dental restorations, implants are designed to be permanent. Once they have healed successfully, they are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Like natural teeth, they require meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental exams, and professional dental cleanings to help prevent infections and gum disease. Implants are the only restoration that helps to prevent bone loss in your gums. An implant can be used to replace a single tooth, or a set of dentures — with just a few implants! If you are in good overall health and have enough bone density, dental implants may be a good option for you.

Another important benefit of dental implants is that they also help you retain the youthful fullness and contours of your face, especially your firm jawline. Your body produces more bone to fuse with the implant and the increased bone production fills out your facial contours. You won’t have the sunken, sagging look of someone who wears dentures for a long time.

For more information on dental implants,
contact Proven Dental in Waukesha, WI today at 262-650-3000!