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By Geary Dentistry
December 23, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss. While some patients replace missing teeth with removable denture appliances, many prefer the security and comfort of implants. The team at Geary Dentistry in Brookfield includes highly skilled dentists who can perform implantation surgery. Learn how long it takes to get dental implants, as well as a few other pertinent details that you should Dental Implantsknow about the procedure.

About Dental Implants
When a tooth is beyond repair (cracked, chipped, discolored or severely infected), a dental implant is often the recommended solution. With a dental implant, you get the security and confidence of having a brand new firmly rooted tooth. During the procedure, the implant device is inserted into the jawbone where the surrounding tissue heals around it. Once the healing process is complete, no one will know that you have an implant except your dentist.

How Long for Dental Implants?
The procedure for dental implants can be completed in about two appointments, but it can take anywhere up to eight months for the implant to be fully accepted before a dental crown can be added. Expect the first appointment (the installation) to take a couple of hours. The second appointment will happen months later when the implant has healed. Your Brookfield dentist will add an abutment device to the implant, which will support the permanent crown.

And How Long Do They Last?
The answer to this question depends on you. It’s important to keep up with proper maintenance of your dental implant to ensure that it lasts for as long as possible. Implants are expected to last for up to 25 years or longer. The implant can last as long as your other natural teeth if you make regular brushing and flossing a habit. Your dentist will likely schedule you for a checkup visit six months after the procedure is completed.

Dental Implants by Geary Dentistry
When you have a dental implant installed, you want this procedure done by a highly qualified dentist. The accredited and professional dentists at Geary Dentistry in Brookfield are at your service. Call the office at 262-860-1500 today to schedule a consultation appointment.

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