A missing tooth doesn’t just harm your confidence. If you’re missing one or more teeth, this is a major threat to your dental and overall health. If left untreated, the jawbone and gum tissue beneath the missing tooth will start to deteriorate and weaken over time. In addition, your remaining teeth may shift into the missing space and cause orthodontic issues. Dental implants are a natural-looking solution for missing teeth that can last a lifetime with proper care.
Dental implants consist of two parts, the implant and the restoration. The implant is a small titanium post that is surgically placed into your gum and jaw, where the root of your missing tooth used to be. After the implant is placed, it will undergo the process of “osseointegration” as you heal. Once this process is complete, the implant will be bonded permanently with your bone and jaw, providing a strong, stable platform to which your restoration can be attached.
At Wisconsin Dental Wellness, we specialize in single-tooth restorations. Your restoration is a custom-made dental crown manufactured to seamlessly fit with the rest of your smile. Once your implant heals, your crown will be attached to the implant and bonded into place. The result is a permanent, natural-looking restoration that will last for the rest of your life with proper oral care.
While traditional implants require at least 2 appointments with 3-6 months of healing time, mini implants can be placed in just a single appointment. During this innovative treatment, patients are kept comfortable with local anesthesia, allowing you to restore your smile with minimal pain and no long waiting period. If you’re interested in replacing a missing tooth with an efficient procedure, give us a call today to see if you’re a good candidate for this restorative treatment.
If you are interested in a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, get in touch with our team today! Dr. Lau will perform a comprehensive oral exam and help you select the right treatment for your smile, your goals, and your budget. Contact Wisconsin Dental Wellness now at 608-912-0323, or stop by our office at 821 S Main Street, Deforest, WI 53532.