Are you ready to deal with your tooth loss? If so, let Dr. Robert Wyler and his team in Waukesha, WI, help. This highly-skilled dentist offers dental implants, today's premier tooth replacements. Unlike conventional prosthetics, implants dwell in the jaw bone, just as natural tooth roots do. You'll enjoy a stable, beautiful smile which lasts for many years.
Strengthening your jaw bone
After tooth loss, the alveolar ridge in your jaw deteriorates quickly--by about 25 percent in the first year. The reason? The vacated tooth socket receives no stimulation whatsoever. Conventional bridges and partial dentures cannot provide it.
However, dental implants can improve the size and strength of your jaw bone dramatically. The single-tooth implant lives in the jawbone. Made of biocompatible titanium, it bonds with the bone through a natural mechanism called osseointegration. When the implant and bone are sufficiently bonded, Dr. Wyler attaches a metal post and a porcelain crown. After that, the more you use your new tooth, the more it will strengthen your smile.
Can you get dental implants?
You need sufficient bone in your jaw to improve dental implant success. To determine the quality of your bone, Dr. Wyler reviews your medical and dental history, performs a complete exam and uses specialized X-rays to image your jaw. If you have thin bone, he may be able to augment it with donor bone or other biocompatible materials.
When all is well, the implant procedure commences. Insertion of the titanium screw takes about an hour. After that, osseointegration takes weeks to even months. However, once finished, this bonding process provides for successful implant restoration and smile longevity.
Your dentist will tell you how best to care for your particular implant or implant-supported dentures. Basic at-home flossing and brushing are musts as are routine check-ups and cleanings at your dentist's Waukesha office. While tobacco is not strictly off-limits, smoking cessation greatly improves the health of implant sites and reduces the chances of implant failure due to infection.
Replace one, two or more teeth
And, give your smile a second chance. Dental implants from your dentist, Dr. Robert Wyler, can do that for you. Why not call his Waukesha office for a detailed dental implant consultation? Phone (262) 784-5757.