Dental Implants by Milwaukee Oral Surgery & Implants
Serving Milwaukee, Mequon, Glendale, Menomonee Falls, Port Washington, and Surrounding Communities
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are designed to replace missing teeth with artificial teeth, usually made of porcelain. These replacement teeth preserve your smile and allow you to continue eating, drinking, and speaking comfortably. The implants themselves are small posts made of titanium (the same time-tested material used for joint replacements) that are surgically anchored in the jawbone.
Time is needed for the bone to heal and bond with the dental implant. Once healed, the implant provides a solid foundation to hold the new, artificial tooth in place. A support post, or abutment, connects the dental implant to the replacement tooth, called a crown. In most cases, temporary replacement teeth can be attached to the implant while the jawbone heals.
There are options for replacing a single missing tooth, several missing teeth, and even all of your teeth if needed. The surgeons at Milwaukee Oral Surgery and Implants offer a range of options for the best dental implants to restore your teeth and improve your oral health.
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Which Types of Dental Implants Does Milwaukee Oral Surgery & Dental Implants Provide?
There are several dental implant procedures available at Milwaukee Oral Surgery and Implants. Choosing the best dental implants for your missing teeth hinges on several variables. You and your surgeon will consider the condition of your jawbone, how long the teeth have been missing, how many teeth need to be replaced, and other factors. Our surgeons can help you determine which procedure is right for you.
Single Tooth Implants
If you have just one or a few teeth missing, implants are the simplest solution. Each replacement tooth is attached to an individual dental implant.
Multiple Tooth Implants
If you have several teeth in a row missing, a multiple implant procedure minimizes the need for several implants in a row. Instead, an implant will be placed where the first and last missing teeth were, then a bridge of artificial teeth is permanently attached. If you have significant gaps, this is an excellent solution that minimizes surgery on the jawbone.
Two-stage dental implants are the most common and often the best implants if you are missing several teeth. The first stage in the surgery is to implant the titanium screws in the jawbone. After a few months, a follow-up surgery reveals the top of the implants so the abutments and crowns can be attached.
In some instances, the implants are placed with the caps still visible above the gums, alleviating the need to have a second surgery to expose the top of the implants. These may be the best dental implants for you if you don’t want to have a second surgery.
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
If you have one or more missing teeth, dental implants are an excellent way to restore your teeth and ensure you can continue to enjoy eating, drinking, and speaking without discomfort or embarrassment. Implants can dramatically improve your quality of life and eliminate worries about shifting or uncomfortable dentures or bridges.
However, if you have certain health conditions, you should discuss them with one of our surgeons. They will need to ensure your jawbone is healthy and strong enough to support the implants. Cancer, radiation, diabetes, periodontal disease, and other conditions may prevent the bone from adequately fusing with the dental implants.
Dental Implants FAQ
How Much do Dental Implants Cost?
The cost of dental implants can vary quite a bit depending on how many missing teeth need replacing, the type of surgery performed, and the cost of custom crowns. Fortunately, affordable dental implants are available that put them within reach for most individuals. Some insurances may cover all or part of the cost. At Milwaukee Oral Surgery and Dental Implants, we also offer financing through CareCredit so that everyone can have the smile they deserve.
When Will I Have My New Teeth?
Most people will have their permanent porcelain crowns placed about three to six months after the initial dental implant surgery. This gives the jawbone and implants time to merge and provides a robust and stable foundation for your new teeth. Temporary caps can usually be put in place during the healing process to give you the appearance of a full set of teeth. In some situations, permanent crowns can be placed immediately after surgery.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants are considered a permanent solution to missing teeth. They can easily last for 30 years or more with proper care. If there is excessive wear on any crowns, they can be replaced.
Will I Need a Bone Graft for Dental Implants?
A bone graft won’t be necessary if you lost your teeth recently and don’t have any problems with jawbone deterioration. For some people, a bone graft is needed if the jawbone has deteriorated or, particularly in the case of front teeth, if the bone isn’t thick enough to hold the implant. Your surgeon can determine what is right for you.
Which is Better, Dental Implants or Dentures?
Several factors should be considered when choosing between dentures and dental implants, including cost, the condition of your jawbone and any remaining teeth, comfort, and convenience.
Dental implants are especially popular because the implants will often last a lifetime, particularly in patients over 55 years of age, and do away with the need to care for dentures. However, if the teeth have been missing for a long time or the individual has lost bone density, a bone graft may be necessary. If you are a good candidate for dental implants, they have several advantages over dentures, including:
- Dental implants have a success rate of 95% vs. dentures that may fit poorly or don’t stay in place.
- The best dental implants can last 20-30 years.
- Your facial structure is preserved.
- Your jawbone and the implants provide a strong foundation and stop the deterioration of the bone.
- You will be able to eat and drink any food without worrying about anything getting lodged beneath your dentures.
Dental implants cost more than dentures, but they last longer, are stronger, easier to care for, and don’t shift about in your mouth. If you aren’t sure which is right for you, contact our office at 414-257-1161 to schedule an appointment. We’ll be happy to discuss the many options available to improve your oral health and restore your gorgeous smile.
Read Our Patient Testimonials on this Procedure
Milwaukee Oral Surgery & Implants, Ltd
Patient Review By Debbie M
Dr.Smith was absolutely fabulous!!! He walked me through each step as he performing them. I have ABSOLUTELY no pain, not even tenderness. Wouldn't even know I had a tooth pulled today.
- Debbie M
Patient Review By Elaine S
I had an impacted wisdom tooth that was sideways under the gum line. Dr Smith did the extraction and Kaylen assisted. (I am petrified of any dental visit due to constant lifelong bad experiences). This was unbelievably…great! Kaylen brought me a fleece blanket when I commented that the procedure office was chilly. I was given nitrous oxide and at one point Kaylen reached over and supported my jaw because it was cramping up a little bit due to the block that was keeping my mouth open. It was over in probably less than a half hour and I had no pain. Did not have to fill the prescription Dr Smith gave me for any pain meds. I cannot say enough about Dr. Smith and Kaylen and have told EVERYONE I know to share this with EVERYONE that they know..Everyone has different experiences due to their procedure but mine couldn’t have gone better…
- Elaine S
Patient Review By Cari G
There are not enough positive words. Very happy mom of a son who had his wisdom teeth removed.
- Cari G
Patient Review By David H
Very friendly staff. The nurses and doctors were gentle and knew what they were doing.
- David H
Patient Review By Joan B
Very professional and informative about the procedure and process.
- Joan B
Patient Review By Joseph V
I am extremely pleased with my experience at Milwaukee Oral Surgery and Implants. The staff is very professional, very personable. Every procedure was thoroughly explained to me. Dr. Waligora walked me through the operation. He followed up with a phone call later in the day to see how things were going. I felt that I was in good hands throughout. I most highly recommend this group.
- Joseph V
Patient Review By Mark S
Excellent service and care.
- Mark S
Patient Review By Mary S
Such a professional group…from the front desk to the dental assistants. Dr Miller was knowledgeable, professional, and very reassuring. I had a lot of confidence in his ability. He explained things as we went along and the procedure was very quick…great recovery.
- Mary S
Patient Review By Lisa M
I was in extreme pain and called to get in earlier than my original appointment date and they made sure I could get in the day I called. I was so appreciative to all involved in making it happen.
- Lisa M
Patient Review By Celeste D
Professional, caring and friendly!!! I will recommend to all my friends and family!
- Celeste D
Patient Review By Camron H
Absolutely satisfied with the work that was done. From my initial call to the completion of the procedure, 5 stars.
- Camron H
Patient Review By Jeffrey G
I really appreciated the service of the Doctor and his assistant. They were excellent. They explained everything thoroughly and made sure that I was comfortable throughout the procedure. I look forward to my next visit with confidence.
- Jeffrey G
Patient Review By Michael W
I had extensive work done, including implants and grafting. Took a long time, but end result is fantastic!
- Michael W
Patient Review By Denise M
I was very anxious about having a tooth extracted, and for no reason! From the time I parked my car until I drove off again was just an hour. Everyone was pleasant and reassuring. Best of all, I had no pain at all and had no swelling afterwards. You can trust them.
- Denise M
Patient Review By Jeanne D
Extraction was quick and painless
- Jeanne D
Patient Review By Thomas M
I was not excited about the procedure of pulling teeth, however the goal was achieved before I knew it was starting. Nice Staff
- Thomas M
Patient Review By Bob K
Everything was fine.
- Bob K
Patient Review By Alisa R
Everything went very well.
- Alisa R
Patient Review By Ken F
I would highly recommend Dr. Miller and his staff. I had one wisdom tooth extracted with excellent treatment and very little pain afterwards.
- Ken F
Patient Review By Dona B
With high anxiety at the thought of getting a tooth removed, Kristy at the front desk tried to calm me down with encouraging words. Mary was so awesome in helping me through the whole experience. Dr. Miller was so reassuring and nice. The best part I survived!! Thank you again so much for everything, I highly recommend Milwaukee Oral Surgery & Implants.
- Dona B