Before dental implants, dentures and dental bridges were the only choices for those looking to replace missing teeth. However, there is now the option of dental implants for Waukesha, Wisconsin dental patients. Dr. Robert Wyler is well versed in this helpful dental treatment option. He examines each patient and decides whether or not they are a viable candidate for dental implants.
About Dental Implants
Ultimately dental implants are used for a variety of dental issues. They are structures that are placed over where the root of a tooth once was before. They are anchored to the jawbone and serve as a foundation for a bridge or an artificial tooth. They can even be used to attach dentures securely too.
These dental implants are designed so that they imitate natural teeth and function similar to them too. Dental implants are made of titanium, so they are a durable treatment option. For a successful dental implant to stay secure, a candidate must have the right bone density to support the implant. Also, a regular oral hygiene routine is important once the implant has been placed to keep the tooth healthy for a long time.
After the implant is placed under the gumline, a period of time is required in order to allow the implant to heal properly and to be secure. After that healing period, the visible portion of the implant is custom made for your mouth. These are usually in the form of dental crowns and the size, color, fit and shape can be designed to blend with the teeth of a patient's mouth.
For more helpful information on dental implants from your Waukesha, Wisconsin dentist Dr. Wyler, call his dental office today for more information and to schedule an appointment at 262-784-5757.