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We support your desire to choose a dental practice that fits your needs. At FoxView Dental, we believe in treating our patients like family because that's exactly how we view you.
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The dental implant process takes several months to complete. But if you ask most of our patients who have undergone implant dentistry at our De Pere practice, they will agree that it was completely worth it.
Why Tooth Replacement is Needed
Dental implants are widely accepted as the most effective way to replace missing teeth. Whether you are missing one tooth, a few, or all of your teeth, dental implants will provide you with the form and function that is closest to what you had with your natural teeth. Implants are integrated into the jawbone, so you will have none of the moving and shifting many denture-wearers complain about.
The process takes most patients anywhere from six to eight months from the time the implant is placed to the placement of the crown atop the implant as long as their gums and jawbone are healthy. If you need a bone graft to ensure you have adequate jawbone to support the implant, the process can take several months longer.
It should be noted that the stability of implants can be used to support dentures as well. The union between implant and denture makes the entire process more affordable, providing the best of both worlds.
Green Bay Dental Implants
If you have questions about implant dentistry, we invite you to contact our De Pere dental practice. Make an appointment at FoxView dental today!
For most people, dental implants are the best long-term solution for tooth replacement.
So what makes dental implants better than a bridge or a partial?
Why Our Patients Love Dental Implants
The main difference is that unlike other options, which only replace the visible portion of your tooth (the crown), a dental implant also replaces the part of the tooth you can't see – the root. On the surface (so to speak), this might not seem like such a big deal, but when you recognize the role of the root in preserving your oral health, you can see why this is so important.
Each part of your mouth works together. Just like the periodontal bone helps to support your teeth and hold them in place, the roots of your teeth actually stimulate your bone to maintain itself. While minerals are being sent to the bone, it can remain healthy and strong. But when you lose a tooth, this process stops. Without the root, your bone will stop maintaining itself, which sets off a cycle of problems. As the bone becomes weaker, other teeth will likely become loose, leading to further lost teeth and multiple oral health problems. In time, bone loss can even change the shape of your face.
A dental implant can prevent this cycle from starting – or halt it in its tracks.
Tooth Replacement in Green Bay
If you have a missing tooth, please talk to us. We'll review all your options and help you determine the best solution for you.