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How Dental Implants Work – Milwaukee, WI

Your Journey to a Restored Smile

Are you missing one or more teeth? Dental implants are the gold standard of tooth replacement, but it is completely understandable if you want to learn more about the road ahead of you before you commit to anything. To put your mind at ease, we have provided this brief guide on the dental implant treatment process. Keep in mind, however, that the exact steps in the process may vary from patient to patient. The best way to find out exactly what you can expect during your treatment is by attending a consultation with our experienced team.

Initial Dental Implant Consultation

Dentist and patient discussing how dental implants work in Milwaukee

During your dental implant consultation, we will use imaging technology to get a look beneath your gumline. We will also assess the extent of your tooth loss and the health of your remaining natural teeth. After we have a chance to evaluate the information we gather, we’ll let you know whether you are a candidate for dental implants and what your treatment journey may involve. Feel free to ask questions during your consultations — you are an important part of your dental team!

Dental Implant Surgery

Close-up of dental implant being placed into model bone

The dental implant surgery usually doesn’t take more than a few hours. During it, we create small incisions in the gums and then insert the implants into the jawbone. Then we close the incisions and send you home to begin the healing process.

We make every effort to ensure patient comfort during the implant placement surgery. Local anesthesia, as well as sedation, can help you to stay calm, relaxed, and pain-free while we are working in your mouth.

Dental Implant Osseointegration & Abutment

Illustration of implant and restoration between natural teeth

Once the implants are in your jawbone, a process known as osseointegration will begin. Essentially, this means that your jawbone will actually fuse with the implants, enabling them to serve as the sturdiest base possible for your replacement teeth. Osseointegration usually takes at least a couple of months. Following osseointegration, you’ll undergo a second minor surgery, wherein we will attach small connector pieces, called abutments, to the tops of your implants.

Placement of Dental Implant Restorations

Happy senior patient admiring her dental implant restorations

Dental implant restorations are the crowns, bridges, and dentures that replace the visible portions of your lost teeth. When you are ready to receive your restorations, your dentist will carefully design them with the goal of making them as functional and aesthetically pleasing as possible. After we attach them to your implants, you can begin to enjoy all the benefits of your renewed smile!

Would you like to learn more about the dental implant process? Get in touch with Sweet Smiles Family Dentistry today to schedule your consultation.

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Milwaukee
(414) 808-2003 3113 South 13th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53215
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Grafton
(262) 377-0807 1300 Bridge St
Grafton, WI 53024
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Mt. Pleasant
(262) 672-2393 1515 S Green Bay Rd
Mt Pleasant, WI 53406
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