Brookfield Dental Implants

Brookfield Dental Implants for Teeth Replacement

Brookfield Dental Implants - Tooth Replacement - Paul G. Culver, D.D.S.

Dental implants often serve two purposes. The most obvious is that they will replace a missing tooth or several teeth and restore a pleasing smile, as well as comfort. The other purpose they serve is to prevent any further bone loss in the jaw bone, which can occur as a result of missing teeth.

Dental implants replace the entire tooth, including the root, and are permanently attached to your jawbone, making them especially durable. They are meant to last throughout your lifetime. While other options for tooth replacement provided by our Brookfield, WI dental office may be available, dental implants typically serve to be the most effective, and may often be the optimal choice.

It is important to have a consultation with your dentist in Brookfield about dental implants and the procedures involved so that you are fully prepared and able to understand all that is involved. Thorough examination will be needed, and you will also be instructed as to your own responsibilities regarding proper dental care, to ensure the successful attachment of your dental implants.

Many factors play a role in the success of dental implants - there is a 98% success rate, but certain medical conditions or excessive smoking may cause the procedure to fail in time. Additional, dental implants is not a quick procedure, there is a lengthy healing time involved. You'll want to be certain that dental implants are right for you compared to other cosmetic dental services we offer in Brookfield, and that you are a viable candidate for implant dentistry.

For more immediate information on effective dental implants at Paul G. Culver, D.D.S., please submit a request through our site contact form, or call our office at (262) 782-1655 today!

Types of Dental Implants in Brookfield

Various types of dental implants include full upper and lower, anterior, posterior, and single-tooth:

Full upper replacements

The upper set of teeth is replaced with implants. Procedure steps include:

  • Missing tooth roots are replaced with implants, which are covered under the gum line.
  • A healing period of up to six months allows implants to take.
  • The implants are uncovered and extensions attached.
  • Replacement teeth are affixed to the implants and extensions.

In some cases, full upper replacements can be removed.

Anterior replacement

Dental implants are used to replace the front teeth (also called incisors and cuspids). Procedure steps include:

  • Missing tooth roots are replaced with implants, which are covered under the gum line.
  • A healing period of up to six months allows implants to take.
  • The implants are uncovered and extensions attached.
  • Replacement teeth are affixed to the implants and extensions.

Full lower replacement

The lower set of teeth is replaced with dental implants. Full lower replacement usually only uses four to six implants (near the front), which are used to anchor a denture. This obviates the need for denture adhesive.

Posterior replacement

Brookfield dental implants are used to replace the bicuspids and molars (the back teeth). Procedure steps include:

  • Missing tooth roots are replaced with implants, which are covered under the gum line.
  • A healing period of up to six months allows implants to take.
  • The implants are uncovered and extensions attached.
  • Replacement teeth are affixed to the implants and extensions.

Single tooth replacement

Procedure steps include:

  • Missing tooth root is replaced with an implant, which remains covered under the gum line.
  • A healing period of up to six months allows the implant to take.
  • The implant is uncovered and an extension attached.
  • Replacement tooth is affixed to the implant and extension.

For more information on implant dentistry services at Paul G. Culver, D.D.S., please submit a request through our site contact form, or call our office at (262) 782-1655 today!