Dental Implant Benefits in Waukesha

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Hillcrest Family Dental
1751 East Main Street
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 544-1755


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For most people in Waukesha, teeth are something that they rarely give much thought. For others, however, illness, accidents or other mishaps can lead to the loss of one or even many teeth. In the past, this was simply an absence that people had to adjust to in their lives. It may have led to awkward smiles with gaps, or even forming new eating habits to compensate for difficulties posed by missing teeth.

Today, no one has to live with these problems. There’s a definitive way to replace missing teeth, and it’s called a Dental Implant. Here’s what an implant can do for you.

If you’re missing only one tooth or even a few teeth, a dental implant is an ideal solution to filling in those missing gaps. Dental implants in Waukesha are a permanent solution that you can simply treat like any other teeth in your mouth, with no particular attention or maintenance required.

The reason for this is because the dental implant is a comprehensive solution to the problem of a missing tooth. If you are deemed a suitable candidate for a dental implant, a screw—usually titanium because of its strength and lack of immune system response—will be inserted through your gums and into the bone for a tight, secure, immovable fit.

Once the screw has been attached, the actual dental implant, an artificial but natural-looking tooth replacement, will be affixed to the screw. And that’s it. You’re done.


Dental Implant Benefits in Waukesha

Aside from restoring a tooth into an empty space for aesthetic reasons, there are many other sound health benefits for getting a dental implant replacement.

Eating, for example, can be much more difficult if you are missing teeth. Harder foods can be more of a challenge, and even tooth decay, plaque, and gum disease are less likely to occur now that there are fewer areas of vulnerability to exploit.

The shape of your mouth and teeth is also helped by dental implants. Missing spaces in your teeth mean that the pressure exerted by other teeth in the mouth can cause teeth near a gap to go crooked since there is nothing in place to keep them straight.

With too many missing teeth, the shape of the mouth can gradually change. With fewer teeth in the mouth, diverting resources to keeping the jaw healthy becomes less of a priority for the body, which leads to mouth deformation over the years as the structural integrity of the mouth fades. Dental implants can ensure this doesn’t happen.


WHO CAN USE DENTAL IMPLANTS?

While the dental implant is a comprehensive and often ideal permanent solution to the problem of missing teeth, there are certain physical requirements people must meet to be considered suitable for this procedure.

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If you’ve recently experienced a dental procedure that may have removed teeth, or suffered a mishap in which teeth were knocked out, this doesn’t mean you have to get used to the empty spaces in your mouth. An appointment with our team at Hillcrest Family Dental can quickly determine whether you are a suitable candidate for dental implants. Contact us today.