Posts for: April, 2015

By James F. Pechloff, DDS
April 06, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Discover how this tooth loss replacement could give you back the smile you lost.

Dental implants are long-term solutions to replacing one, several or all of your missing teeth. A dental implant looks just like a small Dental Implants metal post or screw, which your Wauwatosa dentist will gently place into the jawbone of the socket where your missing tooth once was. There are three actual parts required to fully replace a missing tooth: the implant itself, an abutment (which serves as a connector) and a dental crown. The abutment is used to connect the implant, which is under the gums to the dental crown, which sits above the gums.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants boast countless benefits that other tooth replacement options don’t. The list is almost endless:

  • They are designed to both look and act just like a natural tooth
  • They are built to last a lifetime with the proper care
  • They fully restore speaking and chewing
  • Experience renewed self-confidence and improved aesthetics
  • Preserve your facial structure
  • Prevent other teeth from shifting out of place
  • Prevent jawbone loss and promote the growth of new bone cells

Getting dental implants is one of the healthiest options for your toothless smile. Furthermore, dental implants can replace a single tooth or they can support a bridge or dentures to replace a full set of missing teeth.

Dental Implants Candidates

Since dental implants offer some wonderful long-term benefits for our patients, we want everyone to be able to get this treatment; however, not everyone is an ideal candidate. Patients who opt for dental implants must be in good overall health and not have any untreated gum disease or cavities. Furthermore, they must be non-smokers, and cannot have a compromised immune system.

If you want to find out whether dental implants are right for your smile, contact your Wauwatosa dentist, Dr. James Pechloff, DDS to schedule a consultation. Don’t just put up with tooth loss. Fix it for good!