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 Suzanne G
The entire procedure - roots removed and implant installed - was remarkably painless and efficient. I couldn’t be happier.
- Suzanne G
Patient Review By Martin P
Very good experience all around.
- Martin P
Patient Review By Michael K
Very good an answer all questions.
- Michael K
Patient Review By Carol Z
I can't say enough good things about the Milwaukee Oral Surgery & Implant Center. The whole implant process was smooth and painless. The staff is incredible and so professional. Thank you to Dr Triggs, Ron Ally, and Janet (to name a few) for making the whole experience really great from start to finish. Like I mentioned to several staff members I'd much rather have an implant done at MOSI instead of a root canal any day. Would highly recommend them to anyone! Thanks!
- Carol Z
Patient Review By Peggy O
Thank you for your wonderful service and care.
- Peggy O
Patient Review By Charles B
Staff was very helpful and courtesy.
- Charles B
Patient Review By John S
Dr. Triggs and the nursing assistants did a phenomenal job treating me as a patient. They made sure I was calm before anesthesia and when I woke up, I felt great!
- John S
Patient Review By Colene S
I brought my son in to have all four of his impacted wisdom teeth pulled today. Everyone at the front desk as well as the surgical assistant was so kind, caring and made us feel so welcomed. They answered all of my questions. Although I never meet the doctor, my son who is 21 said he felt so comfortable within seconds of first meeting him. He knew he was in good hands. Thank you to all of the ones who took such great care of him.
- Colene S
Patient Review By Chuck T
Dr. Miller did an excellent job and was quick to respond to my need for follow-up care.
- Chuck T
Patient Review By Sophia O
The staff is all very nice and goes out of their way to make my daughter feel comfortable. Thank you very much
- Sophia O
Patient Review By Simon A
Receptionist was friendly and professional. Nurse was informative and supportive. Dr. Smith was efficient and reassuring. It was as relaxing as pulling teeth can be.
- Simon A
Patient Review By Michelle S
Procedure went much easier than I expected based on another recent extraction elsewhere. Feeling pretty good only one day later. Thank you for such a good experience.
- Michelle S
Patient Review By Aubrey A
Everyone was so amazing!!! We had a wonderful experience! We would definitely recommend anyone to Dr Smith and staff. Thank you so much!!! Happy Holidays to you all!!!
- Aubrey A
Patient Review By Thomas C
minimal pain, only took one ibuprofen as the sedation wore off. One week later the sutures are still intact. Everyone was very friendly and showed great care for my health and comfort.
- Thomas C
Patient Review By Lynn T
Everyone was courteous, kind and professional. The extraction was easy and quick!
- Lynn T
Patient Review By Jeff A
It was not a terrible experience for someone who does not like visiting the dentist.
- Jeff A
Patient Review By Wolfric D
I would def recommend coming here. Specially if Dr Waligora is going to do the operation. The staff is stellar even when you scary them by accident with an adverse reaction lol
- Wolfric D
Patient Review By Haley M
Was a great beautiful environment. Front desk was very nice and helpful. Doctor was gd as well definitely recommend to anyone
- Haley M
Patient Review By Tatiana P c
My wisdom tooth was going under my teeth... I was in pain and panic. Not sure how the magical removal was done. Dr Smith had to go under existing teeth, break the jaw I suppose. Didn't feel or hear a thing. Took some pain killers for 3 days after. Incredible job! Thank you!
- Tatiana P c
Patient Review By Carl S
My reaction to my experience is positive. So far any complaints I do have, can only be remedy, by the spirit up stairs in the. Sky. LOL. Your staff are professional and kind. They treated this senior citizen with kid gloves and I appreciate that..
- Carl S