Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a robust and natural-feeling solution for missing teeth, acting as an artificial root for crowns and stabilizing bone levels to prevent bone loss. Their design allows for minimal adjustment of surrounding teeth, providing superior long-term support and aesthetics.

Dental Implants in Glendale, WI

Dental implants are special posts made of titanium alloy that are surgically placed into the jawbone. This can be done to replace individual missing teeth and partial dentures or to support full all-on-4 implants. These posts act as an artificial root for a crown when they are used to replace individual teeth. Dental implants stabilize bone levels and can prevent bone loss, resulting in better long-term support, function, and aesthetics.

Dental implants require less adjustment or shaving of surrounding teeth compared to other restoration methods such as dental bridges. They are more flexible and provide a more natural feeling than dental bridges, partial dentures, or full dentures.

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  • What is the process for dental implants?

    Getting a dental implant has multiple steps and the process can vary depending on each patient’s unique needs. Your current oral health, including bone levels, is the biggest factor in determining your process for a dental implant.

    1. Consultation and exam. At your initial appointment, Dr. Sladky will complete a full exam, including x-rays to measure your bone health and discuss available treatment options.
    2. Tooth extraction / Bone Graft. If necessary, we will remove the tooth/teeth being replaced by the implant(s). If there is bone loss around the extraction site, we will perform a dental bone graft to ensure you have enough bone support for a dental implant.
    3. Implant placement. The implant (or the artificial root for the tooth) is surgically placed below the gum line with a healing cap.
    4. Implant healing. Your implant will begin to fuse with your jawbone and your jawbone will heal around the implant to provide a base for your new tooth, which can take several months to complete.
    5. Abutment/crown placement. The abutment is the component that your artificial tooth (crown) will be placed on. The abutment is attached to the implant, and then the crown is placed on the abutment.

    If you are interested in a dental implant consultation, call our office today.

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  • How long do dental implants last?

    Dental implants have multiple components, including the implant itself, the abutment, and the dental crown.

    The implant is designed to last forever, as it fuses with your jawbone. It rarely every requires alteration or intervention unless complications occur.

    The crown (i.e., the artificial tooth) that attaches to the implant lasts between 10-30 years. The length of the crown is impacted by your home care and visit the dentist twice a year. Dental crowns should be cared for just as your regular teeth, including brushing and flossing twice a day.

  • What types of dental implants exist?

    There are primarily three types of dental implants used to replace missing teeth, each designed to cater to different needs:

    1. Endosteal Implants: These are the most common types of dental implants, which are placed directly into the jawbone. Once the surrounding gum tissue has healed, a second surgery is needed to connect a post to the original implant, followed by an artificial tooth (or teeth) being attached to the post individually or grouped on a bridge or denture.
    2. Subperiosteal Implants: These implants consist of a metal frame that is fitted onto the jawbone just below the gum tissue. As the gums heal, the frame becomes fixed to the jawbone. Posts, which are attached to the frame, protrude through the gums for mounting of the artificial teeth.
    3. Zygomatic Implants: The least common type of implant, used mainly when there is insufficient jawbone for the placement of endosteal implants. These implants are placed in the cheekbone rather than the jawbone.

    Each type serves different situations and bone conditions, so a consultation with a dental professional is essential to determine the right type for your specific needs.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about dental implants, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

Sladky Family Dental

500 W. Silver Spring Dr., Suite K275
Glendale, Wisconsin 53217
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