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By Steinbach Dental
July 26, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Dental ImplantsDental implants can truly turn your tired, gapped smile around and breathe new life into your appearance. However, understanding this procedure, how it works, and the components which make up an actual implant can help you determine if this is the best dental treatment for you. Find out more about dental implants and restoring your smile with Dr. Thomas Steinbach and Dr. Elizabeth Sievers (Lambert) at Steinbach Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Brookfield, WI.

How does a dental implant work? 
A dental implant has three main parts: a fixture, an abutment, and a prosthetic. The fixture is implanted directly into your jawbone beneath your missing tooth during a surgical procedure. As the surgical site heals, your bone will grow around the fixture, anchoring it into place. The prosthetic replaces the tooth itself and is usually a porcelain dental crown which fits over the fixture and attaches to it via the abutment. The implant will feel, function, and look like a normal tooth, with nobody around you able to tell your tooth was not the one you were born with.

Can I benefit from a dental implant? 
Anyone with a gap in their smile can benefit from a dental implant. However, not everyone qualifies for this advanced procedure. Patients receiving dental implants should be in good general and dental health with no signs of teeth decay or gum disease prior to placing their implant. Additionally, patients considering dental implants need enough bone volume remaining in their implant area to fully support the fixture. In some cases, patients may require a bone grafting treatment before their dentist can place their implant.

Dental Implants in Brookfield, WI 
Dental implants are the gold standard for replacing your missing teeth. Thanks to their design, they stand alone and do not require the sacrifice of any healthy surrounding teeth to hold them in place. For this reason, implants can work together in numerous situations to replace one or several missing teeth, or even hold an implant-supported denture in place to replace an entire arch of teeth.

For information on dental implants, please contact Dr. Steinbach and Dr. Sievers at Steinbach Dental in Brookfield, WI. Call (262) 781-0080 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!