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By Geary Dentistry
March 27, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Have you considered restoring your lost tooth with a dental implant? Brookfield, WI, dentists, Dr. Terence Geary and Dr. Mary Eileen dental implantsGeary, explain how your smile can benefit from this innovative restoration option.

Replace your entire tooth with dental implants

Rebuilding your tooth starts with replacing the roots. During the dental implant procedure, titanium dental implants are placed in openings in your jawbone to take the place of natural tooth roots. Unlike other types of metal, titanium actually bonds to your jawbone, making it the ideal choice for implants. The bonding process is the longest part of the process and can take about three to six months.

A new root won't do you much good unless you also replace the tooth above the gum line. An artificial crown, designed to look like surrounding teeth, is attached to the top of an implant. The crown fills the gap in your smile and also makes eating easier and more enjoyable.

Most people are good candidates

Dr. Terence and Dr. Mary Eileen Geary will examine your mouth and jawbone when you visit their Brookfield office to determine if you're a good candidate. In most cases, implants are a good choice if:

  • You're in good health.
  • You don't smoke or are planning to stop smoking. (Smoking can also affect healing and increase the risk of implant failure).
  • You don't have gum disease.
  • You practice good oral hygiene.

You must also have sufficient depth in your jawbone to support an implant. It's not unusual for your jawbone to shrink after you've lost a tooth. If that has happened, you may be able to have bone grafts to restore the bone before the implant procedure takes place.

Dental implants can give you back your smile. Whether you've lost a single tooth or have lost all of your teeth, implants offer an excellent, long-lasting tooth replacement option. Find out if you're a good candidate for dental implants by making an appointment with Brookfield, WI, dentists, Dr. Terence and Dr. Mary Eileen Geary, by calling (262) 860-1500.

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