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Quality Dental Implants in Minocqua
Missing teeth can impact your life in a variety of ways. Not only can they prevent you from properly chewing and speaking, but they can affect your willingness to show the world your smile. Dental implants may be the perfect solution to replace one or more missing teeth and get your confidence back.
Dr. Ben Lonsdorf and his experienced team provide dental implants to Minocqua, Arbor Vitae, Woodruff, and their surrounding communities. Lonsdorf Dental pairs technical precision with a warm, friendly chairside manner for a dental experience like no other. We look forward to meeting you and helping improve your confidence and oral health. Give your dental wellness the attention it deserves and call our office today to schedule your next appointment!
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What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into your jawbone. Typically, they are composed of titanium or titanium alloys, which are popular for their durability. There are three different components to a dental implant: the post, the abutment, and the restoration. Once your dental implant posts are placed, they naturally fuse with your jawbone to create a reliable structure that can support replacement teeth. After your implant posts have healed, the abutment will be placed on top to anchor your new dental prosthetic.
Dental Implant Considerations
During your initial exam, Dr. Lonsdorf will sit down with you to discuss factors that may need to be addressed before beginning dental implant treatment at our Minocqua practice. We encourage you to ask any questions that come to mind, from the type of materials we use to estimated recovery times. Our dentist will weigh several factors in determining your viability as a candidate for the procedure, including:
Immediate Medical Issues or Current Medications: We'll take an in-depth look at your medical history and any medications you're currently taking. Various medical conditions can complicate receiving dental implants, including autoimmune diseases like arthritis and diabetes that can cause delayed healing and post-operative issues. Our dental practice's priority is your safety, and we will work to find a course of action suitable to your health needs.
Gum Condition: Your gums play a significant role in the success of dental implant treatment. Healthy gums support proper dental implant functionality and longevity. Gums in poor condition can lead to an unstable hold on the implant post and eventually lead to implant failure. We offer numerous treatments to get your gum health back on track.
Jawbone Health: Your jawbone is what helps stabilize your dental implant. If your jaw doesn't have enough mass, your implant won't withstand daily use. If you have a thin or brittle jawbone, our Minocqua dental implant team will review your options to help get it healthy enough for the procedure.
Our Dental Implant Pretreatment Options
If our dentist determines that you need a little extra help before receiving your dental implant, we offer a wide variety of pretreatment options. We utilize panoramic and digital x-rays for pinpoint diagnostic precision.
Our team can explain what each procedure entails and how it can help strengthen your oral health in preparation for dental implants. No matter what services you receive, we'll be there to support you throughout the process.
Scaling & Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is a two-part deep cleaning procedure that can help treat and prevent gum disease. Scaling is the removal of hardened plaque from above and below the gumline. Afterward, root planing will smooth the roots of your teeth to promote a strong attachment with your gums.
If your jawbone is thin or weak, a bone graft can be an ideal option to restore enough density to receive dental implants. The procedure increases your jawbone's mass by transplanting material to the area in need of extra support. Once the bone has fused with the new material and grown to an acceptable amount, Dr. Lonsdorf will discuss the next steps in your Minocqua dental implant journey. Additionally, we know several trusted oral surgeons in the area that can assist you with sinus lifts, another dental implant pretreatment option.
At Lonsdorf Dental, we always attempt to preserve your natural teeth. However, if you have severely damaged or decayed teeth, we can perform extractions to help prepare you for dental implant treatment. After the extraction site has healed, our dentist will closely examine it to ensure the area, including gum tissue, is healthy enough for dental implant treatment.
Dentures can be an excellent option for patients that need to replace entire rows of missing teeth. Unfortunately, some patients may experience some slipping during speech or loosening when chewing. If you enjoy the comfort of dentures but would like some additional stability to keep them in place, overdentures may be right for you.
Overdentures rely on the same dental implant procedure as traditional artificial teeth. The number of implant posts you'll need depends on the type and amount of dentures you have. In addition, healing time may vary but typically ranges between three to six months. Dr. Lonsdorf will answer any questions you may have and walk you step-by-step through the procedure.
Restorative Options to Fit Your Needs
At Lonsdorf Dental, we offer numerous restorative options for dental implants. The type of restorative solution you choose depends on factors like how many teeth you have missing and your comfort level. Our restorative dental offerings include:
Crowns: This type of implant-support restoration can be an ideal solution for patients missing a single tooth. Crowns are renowned for their natural look and feel. There are no special care instructions for them, allowing you to brush and floss them as you would natural teeth.
Bridges: If you have multiple missing teeth in a row, a bridge may be perfect for you. Bridges rely on two implant posts being placed in your jaw, one on both ends, to support an entire row of dental prosthetics. Patients select bridges to replace multiple missing teeth while retaining natural aesthetics.
Dentures: Patients that need to replace entire rows of teeth may find dentures to be the right fit. If you're already familiar with dentures and find their ease of use to fit your comfort level, implant-supported dentures give you the same characteristics with a firmer and more secure grip.
Your Place for Affordable Minocqua Dental Implants
If you need dental implants in Minocqua or its surrounding communities, we are the place for you. At Lonsdorf Dental, we offer a variety of financing options, including CareCredit®, so that you can get the quality treatment you deserve.
Our practice has helped countless patients get their confidence back through dental implant treatment, and we want to do the same for you. Call our office today to schedule your appointment!
CALL US: (715) 356-7330 REQUEST APPOINTMENT