Your Home for Dental Implant Restorations in Port Washington, WI
At the practice of Crystal A Brooks, DDS, our team has a wealth of experience helping patients revive their smiles. We strive to help you speak, smile, and chew confidently, providing you with top-quality restorations for dental implants.
If you are experiencing pain or embarrassment from tooth loss, dental implants may be your best solution. Dr. Brooks works with a trusted oral surgeon to restore your dental implants and renew your smile’s function, health, and beauty in the most convenient way. Call us to schedule your implant consultation today!
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What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a popular solution for replacing missing teeth. They not only restore your teeth but are also a permanent substitution for your missing tooth roots. Known for their durability, implants are posts made of a biocompatible material that fuses with living bone and tissue, becoming a permanent part of your jawbone.
Made up of three different parts, a dental implant consists of the post, the abutment, and the restoration. The implant post is inserted in the jawbone to replace the tooth roots. The abutment is the piece connecting your post to your restoration. Based on the number of teeth you are replacing, your prosthetic can be a crown, bridge, or denture.
Restoration Options an Implant Can Support
A Crown: When you are only missing one tooth, a single implant and crown are used to make up your new tooth. Your new implanted tooth will provide the sufficient chewing pressure needed to maintain your youthful jawbone structure.
A Fixed Bridge: If you are missing two or three teeth in a row, we can replace them with an implant-supported bridge. Unlike traditional bridges, a fixed bridge doesn’t require support from healthy adjacent teeth. Instead, they are positioned in place by attaching them directly to the implant posts.
Full Dentures: To replace your upper or lower arch or both, we typically use six to eight implants to support a full arch of replacement teeth.
Partial Dentures: If you don’t need all of your teeth replaced, you can use a partial denture. Implant-supported partial dentures do not use your remaining healthy teeth for support. They don’t slip or slide while you eat or talk.
Do I Qualify for a Dental Implant?
Most adults who enjoy good oral and overall health can receive dental implants. However, their gum health and jawbone condition need to be checked first. If you have gum disease or your jawbone is too thin or brittle to support dental implants, you may need certain pretreatments before opting for implant surgery.
Pretreatment Options You Might Need Before an Implant Placement
During your implant consultation, Dr. Brooks will check to see if your oral health is in excellent condition to receive an implant procedure or if you require specific therapies before your implant. We put our patients over profit and do not compromise their health under any conditions. If your situation requires complex care, you will be referred to a talented specialist.
Below are pretreatments that may be necessary for some cases:
Gum Disease Treatment: Your gums need to be in good condition to support your existing teeth and be ready for an implant. Dr. Brooks can perform periodontal scaling and root planing to remove plaque and bacteria.
Sinus Lift: This procedure helps to create more space between your sinuses and upper jaw by inserting bone material.
Bone Graft: This procedure is necessary when there is not enough adequate bone density for the jawbone to hold the implants. The purpose is to add bone mass to the jawbone so that the implant will have plenty of support.
For sinus lifts and bone graft procedures, we are happy to refer you to a talented specialist.
Do Implants Need Special Care?
Getting dental implants means you have yourself a new permanent set of teeth. To care for them, you need to treat them as you would your natural teeth! Consistent dental hygiene paired with professional cleanings and exams twice a year are all that is required to care for your new smile. With appropriate care, implants can last many decades or even a lifetime.
Get Your New Fresh Smile at the Office of Crystal A Brooks, DDS!
Our team is excited to help you enjoy beautiful and functional teeth that last for a lifetime. We can’t wait to help you start on the path towards a new, restored smile. Call our Port Washington, WI, dental practice today to get started.
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