Do you have a missing tooth? More and more patients in Glendale, Wisconsin are saying goodbye to removable dentures and hello to more lasting solutions like Dental Implants to perfect their smile.
Dental Implants are devices created from titanium and other biocompatible materials, implanted surgically into the jaw to of the patient to act as replacements for lost teeth. Implants create a durable anchor that naturally bonds with your jawbone.
The implant is completed by a crown, custom made to fill the area left from the missing tooth. Our implant specialists at Glendale Dental are eager to help you find the radiant, healthy smile you deserve.
Do you have a missing tooth? Is it causing you discomfort? Dental Implants offer a huge relief from many common ailments caused by tooth loss, such as jaw pains, indigestion due to an improper bite, smile and speech issues, unsupported bridge, and more.
The first visit entails a series of molds and X-Rays for the doctor to analyze in preparation for oral surgery. During this appointment, your dentist will detail all of your options so to best create the right plan for you.
This is the best opportunity for you to further establish your expectations with your dentist and to pose any questions you may have concerning the dental implant procedure and process.
After you've come to a final decision regarding the plan for your treatment, you will make an appointment with your dentist to begin the procedure.
When the time comes to begin the treatment, the dental implant, or the artificial root, will be placed securely into the jawbone. The affected area will be numbed by the dentist so to make a minor incision to reach the bone. A small space is then gently created in the bone for the placement of the implant post.
This concludes the biggest step of the procedure, but the implant will require a period of healing. During recovery, the implant naturally incorporates into the jawbone, instilling a strong durable anchor for your eventual new tooth.
When the healing period is complete, the time has come to apply an artificial tooth or a new crown. This part of the process can take a few checkups for final adjustments, but after you and your dentist are mutually satisfied with the results, your brand new tooth will be attached permanently.
It is normal for our patients in Glendale, Wisconsin to experience a small to medium amount of pain or discomfort during the dental implant recovery process. We recommend rest during the first two days following the surgery. More involved or complicated procedures may require a more substantial recovery period.
You and your dentist will then make a plan on how to best engage in a healthy recovery diet. Soft foods will be necessary for the better part of the month following the procedure. Hot foods and beverages are best avoided during this time and the use of straws is strongly discouraged until completely healed. Alcohol and tobacco use can be extremely damaging.
By taking good care of your oral hygiene, your dental implants will stay strong for years to come. The more you keep up your good habits of eating right and regularly visiting Glendale Dental for routine cleanings, the longer and brighter your new smile will shine.
Call Glendale Dental today to plan your first consultation and begin your pathway to a fresh look!