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 Wauwatosa-Milwaukee Office Phone Number 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 Colleen C
Had an absolutely wonderful experience with the Menomonee Falls staff! Janet was able to find an immediate appointment for an emergency extraction for a tooth that was causing horrible pain. Dr. Triggs and staff are professional, kind and efficient. I will be coming back to take the next steps for an implant with this great group of professionals!
- Colleen C
Patient Review By Laura L
We haven't even had the appointment yet, but Janet was a rock star on the phone! She helped figure out insurance and appointments with ease, assurance and kindness. Thank you Janet!
- Laura L
Patient Review By Erin L
Dr. Smith, I can’t say enough good things about him! He literally gave me a new Smile, new level of self love, his assistants are super nice. He had quite a big undertaking with my jaw and he hit a grand slam in mine and my family’s book! I can’t thank you enough 🥰
- Erin L
Patient Review By Amanda M
- Amanda M
Patient Review By Paul A
I normally don’t write reviews, but I will when something goes as right as it does with Chris S. As the Implant Coordinator, Chris is the perfect person to help patients learn what the next steps are, yet make them feel at ease. I’ve had many visits to Dr. Miller’s office, and Chris has been consistent in her compassionate care and her ability to keep the patient first at all times. I’ve had outstanding care from all the staff at Milwaukee Oral Surgery and Implants, but I’ve interacted with Chris the most (apart from Dr. Miller, who is top notch), and I really appreciate her professionalism and concern for the patient. Superb job!
- Paul A
Patient Review By ERIN S
Dr. Smith was great. I had one wisdom tooth pulled and it was the very first time I was sedated in my life. He, and his assistant, made me feel very calm during the whole procedure and I have no recollection of the actual surgery. Dr. Smith's aftercare and kindness was appreciated very much. The entire staff at all locations is welcoming.
- ERIN S
Patient Review By Catherine O
Just a really nice place and very friendly staff. I would definitely recommend.
- Catherine O
Patient Review By Denise G
Just an overall great experience. Everyone put me at ease with my anxiety about the whole experience! Thank You!!!
- Denise G
Patient Review By Esther R
I do not send or receive text messages.
- Esther R
Patient Review By Derek L
Thanks for the kindness showed while taking care of my daughter.
- Derek L
Patient Review By Tim S
I need open heart surgery for an aortic valve in a few weeks. I needed to have an infected tooth removed asap so my surgery could go forward. My dentist reached out to Milwaukee Oral Surgery and they accommodated me the very next day. Dr. Martin removed my tooth today and both he and his staff did a great professional job. Thank you for helping me so quickly.
- Tim S
Patient Review By Corrie H
Dr. Waligora was the best dentist I've seen! He helped ease my anxiety and kept me comfortable. Very personable and professional!! Amazing staff as well. I recommend this office to anyone who needs dental implants! Thanks for the positive experience!!
- Corrie H
Patient Review By Rosanna D
Dr. Smith, Miranda and Christine are outstanding. They made me feel comfortable, answered all my questions and alleviated fears. Dr. Smith is very kind and very skilled. The procedure went exactly as he said and post op is uneventful. I’m very grateful for an overall great job.
- Rosanna D
Patient Review By Latasha R
The experience was 5 stars! Staff was very friendly, professional and office was immaculate!
- Latasha R
Patient Review By Bill K
Great work and very friendly and professional.
- Bill K
Patient Review By Ruth M
I was in a lot of pain and feel the staff was compassionate on getting me in as soon as they could. Explaining process and time duration well. Answering my questions with much respect. Making sure everything was a success. This team has such a high reputation and they again have successfully achieved this. Thank you to everyone from: answering phone, checking in, rooming, assisting and Dr Smith. You all went above and beyond!!
- Ruth M
Patient Review By Sue B
Have been a patient numerous times at different locations. Always a wonderful experience
- Sue B
Patient Review By Denise M
I had a procedure done 2 weeks ago and was delighted to work with Janet on the scheduling and setting up and Dr. Triggs who assessed the problem and removed it. was explained in a way I could easily understand and was done in an hour and I was on my way home. I followed the after care instructions and everything improved exactly as they said it would. I would recommend this location and this staff to anyone with oral surgery needs. Thank you to everyone for your professionalism and helping me resolve a long overdue problem.
- Denise M
Patient Review By Melanie S
- Melanie S
Patient Review By Julie K
The entire procedure from scheduling the tooth extraction to actually getting the tooth extracted was extremely efficient and professional. The staff, including Dr. Smith were empathetic and took great care to make sure I was comfortable during the entire procedure. My healing is going quite well.
- Julie K