By James F. Pechloff, DDS
May 22, 2014
Category: Dental Implants
Tags: Dentist   Wauwatosa  
Dental implants have recently become the preferred method of tooth replacement, offering many advantagesimplants over other restoration method available today. Wauwatosa dentist, Dr. James Pechloff, is happy to offer this revolutionary service to his patients. If you’ve ever considered implant restoration, you might have a few questions. Keep reading to learn more about the procedure that will transform your smile and change your life.
 
What are the benefits?
 
Implant-restored crowns function and feel just like natural teeth, offering a number of benefits that other tooth replacement methods don’t. With dental implants, you can:
  • Improve the appearance of your smile
  • Eat, laugh, and talk with ease
  • Stop fretting with complicated cleaning regimens
  • Prevent bone loss in your jaw
How does it work?
 
Dental implants, cylindrical posts usually made of titanium, are surgically placed in the jawbone (unlike regular dentures, which simply sit on top of the gum) to create a studier foundation for replacement teeth. As you heal, the implant will fuse to the natural bone. After the site has completely healed, a replacement crown will be attached to the implant. Though this process can take several weeks to complete, it won’t interfere with your everyday life. Most patients have reported minimal pain in the aftermath of the procedure and were able to eat, drink, talk, laugh, and smile without any problems.
 
How do I care for my implants?
 
For the first couple of days after implantation, your gums will probably be sensitive; you’ll just want to use an antibacterial mouthwash to clean your teeth. After two days, you can use a soft toothbrush around the implant. Once the implant site has completely healed, dental implants require the same hygiene routine as natural, healthy teeth. Post-procedure checkups with your dentist are a must—appointments at our office in Wauwatosa, WI are available at various times to accommodate even the busiest schedules.
 
How much does it cost?
 
The procedure is customized to the patient, so the price of the procedure can vary. In some instances, the procedure is also covered by dental insurance. Consult with your dental health care provider to find out what options are available to you.
 
If you want to learn your options or have a question about dental implants that wasn’t answered here, dentist Dr. James Pechloff is happy to talk with you. Call our Wauwatosa office at (414) 475-5505 to schedule an appointment.

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