If you are missing one or more teeth, the strongest and most permanent solution to this is a dental implant. A dental implant doesn’t just cover over existing teeth or replace missing teeth; it actually is implanted into the jaw bone and functions as though it was an existing tooth from the beginning.
Our Fitchburg dentist at Maple Grove Dental, Dr. James Tauschek, has been performing dental implant procedures for decades and has seen exceptional results for members of our community. To discuss if dental implants are right for you, please contact us today for a consultation. Call us at (608) 588-8598.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are made up of three main parts, pieced together in a slow process to ensure that they function as though they were real teeth. Our Fitchburg dentist will first discuss with you exactly how long the process will take and what your expectations should be. After the initial consultation, the first part of the dental implant process can begin.
Dental implants are broken up into these three parts:
- A titanium implant that gets inserted into the jaw bone
- The piece that connects the implant to the crown, dental bridge, or dentures, called an abutment
- The crown, dental bridge, or dentures
First, our dentist will place the implant into the jaw bone where it will have to stay as your bone socket and jaw fuse to it. This can be a lengthy healing process, so be prepared for two to three months before the next step in the dental implant journey.
After your jaw has completely accepted the implant and fused around it, our Fitchburg dentist will connect the abutment to the implant. After placing the connecting abutment on your implant, we will take impressions of your teeth and bite.
These impressions will be sent to a lab to have your customized crown formed so it fits in seamlessly with your smile and bite. This can also be the case for bridge-supported implants or denture-supported implants.
Once the final product is placed in your mouth and we ensure that everything fits properly, you will be left with a tooth that you'd never even know wasn’t there to begin with. Dental implants offer the added benefit of being implanted in the jaw, which means you won’t suffer bone less. Bone loss can occur with other, less-permanent dental procedures.
Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation
If you are looking for a strong, permanent solution to missing teeth, a dental implant offers the strongest solution. If you’re ready to come to Maple Grove Dental and discuss this procedure, please contact us by calling (608) 588-8598. Our team is warm and welcoming and we pride ourselves on getting to know our patients on a personal level. Your comfort is our utmost concern and we hope to hear from you soon!